Brownstoner's got a scoop this morning about half-baked development work in Clinton Hill:
Three Saturday's ago Eddie had to call the fire department because the developer had, surprise, surprise, conducted the initial foundation excavation without the supervision of an engineer and, and a result, the handful of non-licensed workers on site had "compromised" the wall of his building by digging too far under it. So the fire department showed up and issued a Cease Work order and now supposedly things are being done by the book. We hope so. Work has resumed but our confidence level in what the finished product will look like is pretty low.Our takeaway: In a city where everyone's suddenly a developer, it pays to watch your backside.
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