The DOB and Landmarks Commission just won the case against the property owner who has left his historic brownstone in derelict condition for the past 10 years. Now there's a 10 month timeline to finish the job or there will be fines of $1,000 for each day that the building has passed its deadline. Has this type of case ever been tried in the Mount Morris Park Historic District? This corner of 122nd Street and the buildings by Settepani at 120th Street are ones that come to mind on properties that need the city's intervention to get back into shape. What's the point of a landmark designation if the city does not chase after property owners that refuse to maintain their buildings? Read more in the Daily News: LINK. Photo by Ulysses
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
☞ READ: City Sues Brownstone Owner for Neglect
We were happy to see number 245 Lenox Avenue with all the scaffolding work removed, along with having a new brownstone surface (yes, it's basically troweled on cement & sand to look like brownstone) but the neglect of the next door building (at left) is really infuriating to see in this landmark district. This reminds us of today's Daily News report on how one Cobble Hill Brooklyn brownstone owner was successfully sued by the city to fix up the house in the historic neighborhood.