Here's a quickie, but one that's noteworthy to many Curbed readers. Controversial architect Robert Scarano has settled his case with the Department of Buildings, the Times' William Neuman reports. Scarano?who had been accused of dozens of building code and zoning violations, as well as unsafe construction site conditions that led to the death of a worker?will drop out of the whole "architects can approve their own plans" program, instead having to run his designs by city examiners. There was no admission of guilt or liability on Scarano's part.
· Brooklyn: Architect Settles Charges [NYT]
· It Happened One Weekend: Scarano Scrutiny, Cipriani Cuties [Curbed]
· Tower of Bowery Update: Now with Added Pencil! [Curbed]
BONUS: Blog Brooklyn Ramblings has its first Scarano experience, coming across plans for a weird-lookin' building on Fourth Avenue and 12th Street.