Put that parking lot on hold for another day. Ikea's demolition of the Civil War-era buildings along Beard Street in Red Hook has been halted by the City following the discovery of undisclosed asbestos in roof tiles. Ikea has to hire a asbestos abatement contractor and may face "violations that carry heavy penalties" for filing the report as a non-asbestos project, the Daily News reports.
· Asbestos find halts Ikea demolition project [NYDailyNews]
· Ikea Red Hook Outrage Bubbling Up All Over [Curbed]