DOB, New Contractor, 1c, unidentified men and police.
This afternoon, around 3:30pm, someone was in 1C. We learned the super had opened the door for a lady who claimed to be the new contractor/architect – however, it is not the company listed on the DOB permit. She clearly says the company is IPrime, and her name, Adriana. She claimed she will do construction safely and does inspections all of the time as she misrepresented the scope of the permits. However, she is already disregarding safety. (see below Adriana sent unlicensed, unprofessional workers after 5pm to “cover-up this for me” “cover one floor”)
I left a message on the machine of Inspector S.R. to provide him that information and the new company name and Adriana’s phone number, as she now claims she is the only person with the key. Later, we found out that is also not true, the super had the key too-.
The actual condition of 1C hasn’t changed, though when police opened the door, one could see more of the tenant upstairs plumbing!This is today, June 1, 2018 after Adriana was here and claimed to see a ceiling —
LATER IN THE DAY – AFTER 5pm:
Three guys came into the building around 5pm and sneak in 1C. We could hear them inside, and asked who was in there. They locked the door and wouldn’t answer who they were. I tried to call Adriana, to see if they were workers, supposed to be here, if they worked for her or were squatters — people used to sleep in there and under the steps, no security in building. Her mailbox was full.
A group of scared tenants kept asking who they were. They refused to answer the question, or say why they were here, and said to call the police, so tenants did (not me). The police came and then we could all hear loud banging in 1c, then realized it was work going on. The guys wouldn’t open the door for police either. Finally, the police got in and called/spoke to Adriana, who was not very cooperative with them, “you’re making this more difficult than it has to be…”
Later they told tenants, “…they’re doing things under the radar… doesn’t have permits…She didn’t want to provide” information …”
One guy who we learned was a worker, claimed to work for Adriana and the other two guys work for him. He also admitted, “…they told me, ‘oh you gotta go and cover this for me please.'”
The police, not DOB, also told the men to call Adriana and make her put up signs so tenants know what is going on. All could have been prevented if they had simply said who they were or that they were here to work. (It would help if the owners didn’t hire “workers” who sneak in after hours, aren’t afraid to give their names and say what they are doing /who they are there for, and open the door for police…while inside a residential building.)
The Police got stuck inside the apartment, claimed the latch / lock sticks, another hazard . The “workers” gave the key back to the SUPER when they left.
Until they finish covering up what they need to hide from inspection, it’s obviously back to the usual construction tactics here, nighttime, weekend work, dust clouds, noise, dangerous construction done by unlicensed, who knows if they’re qualified, workers — tenant harassment with lack of enforcement…
We wonder if DOB had the “big meeting” of all department heads to discuss #1C. Between the new electrical permits for the gutted apartments, then the Engineer yesterday and Adriana and the evening workers today, they seem in a rush to cover something all of a sudden. The apartment has been warehoused since May 2017 and Department of Buildings has been avoided access since at least October 2017.
Video: June 1, 2018 compilation of events…after many, who are you? what are you doing here?’ …the man inside the apartment told tenants to call the police …
Homeless people were sleeping in there. So, a tenant did, the man admitted he is a worker and the other two men work for him, and said, Adriana sent me here to “cover something (one floor)”, to Police, “she’s trying to do it under the radar…”
Adriana’s “worker” – the other two worked for him
I see steel, no floor, no ceiling, exposed wiring…
Would be hard to deny condition now…
-took a while before they would open the door…
Police admit they are doing work under the radar:
more videos, audio available ….