ATLANTIC YARDSVILLE?The folks from Artbridge have been installing an art installation, "Works in Progress" on the Atlantic Yards construction fencing for the past two days. Curbed intern Jeremiah Budin headed to Brooklyn to spy on the art going up?check it out in the gallery above. The installation officially opens Thursday. [CurbedWire Staff]
EAST VILLAGE?Has Occupy Wall Street set off a new wave of NYC protests? Today there was the gathering outside the Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting to protest the plan for the Whitney Museum's former East 74th Street townhouses (more on that tomorrow). Tomorrow at 10 a.m. there will be a protest at 515 East 5th Street, Benjamin Shaoul's edited East Village building.
Per the tenants' press release:
Tenants of 515 East 5th Street in Manhattan, the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Good Old Lower East Side and Community Board Three will call on the Department of Buildings (DOB) to finally force developer Ben Shaoul to come into compliance with the law and evacuate and dismantle a roof top addition tomorrow- an addition that was deemed illegal by the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). In addition, there are 13 major code violations that put tenants in danger, including fire safety issues (there was an electrical fire at the building in March), that continue to be unresolved. The DOB has thus far not responded to the BSA’s decision and tenants feel that they are being forced out by the developer for higher paying renters.