210 Bowery Stored Gas Tanks Without FDNY Permit; Destabilization Forces Closure of modelFIT Gym and Andrew Edlin Gallery

Posted on: August 7th, 2015 at 5:12 am by
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Lots of dangerous activity at 210 Bowery this week. First it’s a collapsed wall and two injured construction workers, then discovery of un-permitted gas tanks.

Acadia Realty Trust had been digging deep for months to prepare a new elevator system for its condo conversion. Stability was compromised after the wall collapse, and the 1930s-era brick building is now coming down. The Department of Buildings subsequently issued vacate orders to the adjoining properties while demolition continues.

Most worrisome are the DOB complaints lodged yesterday which claim that Acadia-backed workers kept six tanks of “compressed gases” onsite without the proper permits from the Fire Department. There was also electrical work done without permits.

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Adjacent businesses are suffering in the aftermath, as well.

All the tumult next door is keeping Chelsea refugee Andrew Edlin Gallery from inaugurating its space at 212 Bowery. The main event was planned for August 5, a performance and animation presentation by Brent Green and and band. A gallery rep told ARTnews that the dangerous incident won’t prevent an opening; it’ll just be delayed.

Upstairs, meanwhile, lights are off inside the hoity-toity modelFIT gym. We’ve reached out to ownership for more info but have yet to receive response.

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