Just wanted to update you on the article titled “Good Neighbor.”
I spoke with Pat from the office of the city council president, Corey Johnson. She has spoken with the pastor who stated they hired an architectural firm from Brooklyn several years ago. The firm they hired submitted the wrong forms and never followed up with landmarks.
Then they submitted the forms in paperwork and not online. “The process was never followed up by the church or the architect” as per Pat.
Since this has been going on for several years perhaps both Pat and the church can use your expertise in Landmarks. In the meantime, the sight outside my windows (along with my neighbors) is ghastly—let alone the unsafe conditions this has created for the neighbors. Are you still sure that this is a “Good Neighbor?”
I think I understand your problem and your questions. You have been staring down on this ugly scaffold bridge for months—more likely for years…
You are told that the architect did not file the job properly so he never got an OK to proceed with construction—that it?
I have a feeling this is not an uncommon occurrence. Bureaucracy is designed to swallow perfect conformity and not to deal with the jagged quills of inadvertent error.
Yes, yes, if say, somebody in Corey Johnson’s office could use his rank to trace the blockage and request removal so we might restore your view. I am going to prevail on my good friend Erik Bottcher to hand this job off to one of his better people for a solution.