Twin Developments on Attorney Street Yield After-Hours Work at 2:30 AM, Neighbors Allege

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 at 9:23 am by

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155 Attorney St.

We’ve been in touch with a number of residents the last couple weeks about the ongoing construction on Attorney Street. At the moment, there are two condo projects underway on the commercial stretch between East Houston and Stanton. Numbers 155 and 164, which are across the street from each other. Both are allegedly taking advantage of residents by working after-hours without the proper permits. And those living in the vicinity are apparently fairly pissed.

Neighbors report “a great deal of after-hours work,” before 7am and past 10pm on weekdays. For instance, backhoes were operating near #155 at 2:30am on a recent Friday (technically Saturday). As per recent precedent, “the workers were not wearing anything to identify a specific company.” These jobs are also fairly drastic (i.e. loud), such as crane movement and concrete smoothers.

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Backhoe during un-permitted after-hours work on Attorney St.

A quick check of permits on the DOB website reveals that 155 Attorney had only secured permits for Saturday work on the two consecutive weekends ending October 4 (9am-6pm); 164 Attorney has similar permits for those dates. This doesn’t explain the weekday after-hours work, though.

Notwithstanding nervous neighbors, progress is breakneck at the 164 Attorney. The new 22-unit development has nearly topped out at its seven-story apex. 155 Attorney, however, isn’t so lucky.

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