Stop work orders, thousands of dollars in fines and numerous safety violations haven’t been able to stop an apparently prime loft apartment building on Banker Street and Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint from operating illegally, the New York Times reported.
The former factory turned loft rental building, at 239 Banker Street, is just a skip away from Bedford Avenue, McCarren Park and the East River, boasting exposed brick and Manhattan skyline views. But a lack of heating, faulty wiring and numerous other problems plague the illegal residency, angering and bewildering local residents. “Why is it that someone can so egregiously and recklessly ignore the law and not be penalized appropriately?” Heather Roslund, the chairwoman of Community Board 1’s land use committee, asked. [more]