Monday, March 30, 2009

Important notice about "partying" in Shaoul buildings on East Fifth Street and East Sixth Street

Spotted on 514-516 E. Sixth St. ... and the building behind on 515 E. Fifth St.






Click to enlarge, of course.

Update: And thanks to Jeremiah for pointing out these are the controversial Shaoul buildings. As The Villager reported in December:

The Board of Standards and Appeals ruled at the end of last month that the Department of Buildings was wrong to issue permits to add two extra floors to two East Village tenements.
The B.S.A. ruled that the additions to the five-story buildings at 515 E. Fifth St. and 514-516 E. Sixth St. violated the state’s 1929 Multiple Dwelling Law in regard to fire safety and elevator requirements.

4 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

lovely. did you see these are some controversial shaoul buildings:

http://www.thevillager.com/villger_293/addedstorieson.html

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, Jeremiah... I didn't make the connection! I added an update to the post.

Maureen said...

Question, I live on 6th street btwn 1st and 2nd Ave. Seems like the building across from me is doing the same illegal story additions that these buildings did. How can i find out for sure?

EV Grieve said...

Hi Maureen,

Thanks for the comment...

You can look up the address in the NYC Building's Web site... If it is legit, they should have the paperwork -- and history of the building's work orders -- on file.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/forms/
forms.shtml