BOTH ROOFS HAVE BEEN STRIPPED OF ROOFING MATERIAL TO SHEATHING SECTIONS OF LOWER ROOF ARE EXPOSED TO JOISTS ALSO NOTED
On Thursday, the Local East Village followed up and reported that developer Arun Bhatia just paid about $16,000 in fines related to the violations.
Meanwhile, the roof is still unprotected, now with a weekend of heavy rain to help it continue to rot.
David Mulkins, co-founder of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, wrote a plea to protect the roof last Friday at the Local EV. Per the article:
[T]he roof and dormers as essential structural elements and character-defining features, are currently compromised by partial demolition and exposure to the elements. Any effort to save this building, at this point, needs to start with the basics: putting a tarp back on the roof.
A friend of EV Grieve said this is like visiting a loved one at the nursing home, and seeing him or her without a blanket.
In any event, Arun Bhatia's nonaction should tell you all you need to know about the developer's interest in possibly saving this building.