HAP’s East Harlem project hit with stop-work order

City said construction work led to nearby property damage and a decapitated Buddha

New York /
Oct.October 30, 2014 04:45 PM

UPDATED, 6:06 p.m., June 23: The city ordered that HAP Investment Developers halt construction of an eight-story rental building in East Harlem, citing damage done to nearby homes and the decapitation of a statue of Buddha.

The Department of Buildings found that HAP’s construction crew failed to protect buildings in close proximity to the site at 329 Pleasant Avenue. The city issued a full stop-work order and then, after a review, changed it to a partial stop-work order. HAP is prohibited from doing construction work on a part of The Site Near East 118th Street, DNAinfo reported.

The developer, which did not comment to the website, held a public vote earlier this month to decide whether to change the colors of designer Karim Rashid’s building design from green and purple. Residents voted in favor of white balconies with a magenta rim, as previously reported. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer

Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated Karim Rashid’s profession. He is an an industrial designer, author and deejay.


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