If you are able to make it to the Carroll St. train station area Wednesday afternoon there will be a public protest headed up by Councilmember BIll de Blasio against the construction of a large building on the vacant lot by the man who has brought you this:and also this :As you can tell the man does not have a delicate hand. He is fond of metal and tiny windows and the projects I have shown you have been sitting like this for many many months. The big worries are he tends to build too largely on small parcels of land and also builds rather shoddily and uglily. Also he wants the building to extend out onto the subway plaza. (Can't wait until the entire neighborhood has to crowd into the President St. end during rush hour while construction is being done, yipppeee!)There are many more factoids about why it is wrong, I leave that to the experts. I for one am not against building, it's just got to not be ugly and be somewhat affordable (yeah keep dreaming). I give you the official press release:
Release from Bill De Blasio's Office:
Join Councilmember Bill de Blasio and Stand up Against Illegal Construction!
Wednesday June 4, 2007
In front of Robert Scarano’s latest project
360 Smith Street, Brooklyn.
What we want:
We want Robert Scarano and any other architect, developer or contractor working in this city to know they must be held accountable for their actions. Anyone who violates zoning codes, building codes and practices unsafe construction is not wanted in our neighborhood!
The New York City Department of Buildings has already relieved Scarano of his self-certification. Now we are calling on the New York State Department of Education to strip Robert Scarano of his architecture license.
Power in Numbers! We must show that we will no longer tolerate this abuse!
Councilmember Bill de Blasio 2907 Ft. Hamilton Parkway (718) 854-9791