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Sweater Factory Lofts Seeking Loft Law Protection

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The tenants of Greenpoint's Sweater Factory Lofts at 239 Banker Street were ordered to vacate back in 2009?but perhaps they still harbor hopes of going back. New York Shitty reports that someone's filed for coverage under the Loft Law extension, which would legalize residential use of the building. Even if the building succeeds in getting Loft Law coverage, it might take a while. As one New York Shitty commenter points out, "The problem is that once they apply and receive a docket number they are actually protected from any action from DOB, which actually sucks because there is a 2-3 year back up to hear the case with the loft board. So while they will almost certainly lose the hearing they will keep moving people into the space who will get evicted in 2 or 3 years at best." Um, good luck?
· Coming to 239 Banker Street: The Loft Law? [NYS]
· 239 Banker Street coverage [Curbed]

239 Banker Street

239 Banker Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222