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East Village Tumor Building Finally Removes Its Penthouse

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The Board of Standards and Appeals and East Village landlord Ben Shaoul have been fighting over Shaoul's rooftop addition to a pair of buildings at 514-516 East Sixth Street since 2008. And for the past three years?since the BSA ruled that Shaoul's sixth-floor addition could remain on the building but the penthouse could not?we've been waiting for that penthouse to vamoose. Its disappearance is finally in progress, and EV Grieve presents a series of photos of the deconstruction. Above, what the penthouse looked like in June and what it looked like just this Tuesday. The saga over Shaoul's other local tumor building, 515 East Fifth Street, is still raging.
· The disappearing illegal penthouse of 514-516 East Sixth Street [EVG]
· City Orders East Village Tumor Building to Get Shorter [Curbed]