Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The tenants in Apt 19 had lived there for many years. I assumed they were rent stabilized since their Apt had never been renovated. Suddenly on the first weekend of the New Year they moved out. Gone in a single day. I never discovered an explanation. Demolition began in #19 the following Monday. I looked for a work permit online and was not able to find one. I notified 311 on Jan 5, 2012 and they recorded the complaint (#131575), and said an inspector will arrive in a day or two. Its Jan 31 and still no inspector despite two calls from me, and calls from Cooper Square Committee. Today I noticed this new permit on the NYC Dept. of Buildings website. New permit. No apartment number on it.