Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2nd Avenue gas explosion trial recap

[Image via CBS 2]

A recap from the gas-explosion trial in case you were away this past holiday weekend. The sentencing took place on Friday...

• Trio responsible for the deadly 2nd Avenue gas explosion sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison (Friday)

• Convicted gas explosion landlord Maria Hrynenko out on bail; contractor, plumber remain behind bars (Saturday)

Meanwhile, here's a look from Sunday at the new building going up on Second Avenue and Seventh on two of the three lots destroyed on March 26, 2015...

Workers have been quickly erecting the Morris Adjmi-designed building at 119 Second Ave. — officially 45 E. Seventh St. — that will feature 21 condo units and ground-floor retail. The new building will include a commemorative plaque that honors victims Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locón.

We expect the construction tarp to come down soon, revealing ...

[Rendering via Morris Adjmi]

In the spring of 2017, Shaky Cohen's Nexus Building Development Group paid $9.15 million for the empty lots at No. 119 and No. 121 that Hrynenko owned.

In a transaction from late 2016, Ezra Wibowo paid $6 million for the adjacent property at 123 Second Ave. that was owned by a different landlord who had no role in the explosion. There isn't any development planned there for now, according to previous reports.


Giovanni said...

The only one missing is Michael Hrynenko, who never had to pay for his crime, and his mother is out on bail, which means five years later no one has had to do any real jail time. If they had shoplifted from CVS they would have already spent time behind bars, But if you are a landlord and “accidentally” blow up your building just because you want to make extra money and people get killed, you get to stay out of jail for years. This is America.

Anonymous said...

Nobody who shoplifts from CVS does jail time. Please stop with this narrative. Shoplifters in NYC can get arrested north of 100 times because they never do any time. I know of one on the UWS who has 132 arrests to date. This is the system at work.

Peter said...

It is known whether Michael actually died, or did he flee the country to avoid prosecution? One would imagine that the DA's office wouldn't have dropped the charges against him without definite proof of death, but the cause of death (if he actually died) is a big mystery.