This should be fun. Williamsburg's Finger Building, which has probably generated more hostility, controversy, and litigation than any other new structure in the neighborhood, has taken so long to build that its permits have expired. And so, Ye Olde Finger (aka 144 N. 8th St.) now needs to go through the entire review process because the zoning changed after the original permits were issued, giving opponents an entirely new forum and chance to argue against the building. (New permits for 20 Bayard on Karl Fischer Row were easily approved by Community Board 1.) If you want a preview of what's in store, blogger Brooklyn 11211 says, "This will be the first time that the public actually gets a say about this project." It's a safe bet that many will have much to say.
· It Is Illegal to Get This High [Brooklyn 11211]
· Mr. Brach, Tear Down This Finger! [Curbed]
· It's Official: Judge Flips Bird to Finger Building [Curbed]