The Real Deal New York

Storm damages render 88 Greenwich uninhabitable

November 02, 2012 04:00PM

While power is expected back soon in Lower Manhattan, buildings are not yet ready to be inhabited. Among the buildings deemed unsafe: 88 Greenwich Street, Curbed reported.

“The Department of Buildings has deemed 88 Greenwich unsafe and has posted signs to this effect on the building….There is no electricity … no fire safety systems, no heat, no water … no functioning toilets,” a memo from the building’s management says, according to one tipster who wrote to Curbed. “Based on current conditions, it does not appear that the building will be habitable in the short term, meaning a few weeks to more than a month.”

A fuel tank at the 452-unit condominium building, at Rector Street, apparently flooded with saltwater during the storm, leaving a mixture of saltwater and oil coating the lobby. [Curbed] –Guelda Voien