Turns out that not everyone in Park Slope is thrilled with the Novo Park Slope, and it's not because of how the building looks. Last night, the local Community Board (CB6) voted to ask the Department of Buildings to deny a Certificate of Occupancy for the building until developer Shaya Boymelgreen coughs up $1.25 million he promised to pay for using part of a local park for construction staging. The idea of not letting anyone move in, apparently, originated with the Parks Department, which is waiting for the Boymelbucks. One Community Board member, noting other Boymelgreen developments in Park Slope and Gowanus, said it was time for the community "to step up and say 'no.'" Could make those move ins into the supposedly popular building a little tricky if the bill isn't paid and the paperwork isn't processed.
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PARK SLOPE BONUS: Speaking of Community Board 6, last night it voted to kill the locally notorious Sixth and Seventh Avenue one-way plan, but punted on the issue of bike lanes on Ninth Street, deciding to send them--which have drawn surprisingly vehement opposition from some residents--back to committee for more study. The Department of Transportation has said it plans to paint the bike lanes and implement other "traffic calming" measures in July.