This type of bullshit always goes on in the Jamaica community with these third world crap apartment buildings with slumlords who don’t give a shit.
Here at 88-23 170th St, this multiple apartment building, which has had several complaints since it was built in 2005, including illegal conversions (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?boro=4&houseno=88-23&street=170th%20Street&requestid=0&s=A03C41B885B461E4F46BD08866A7430E), which of course DOB made 2 attempts and could not get in, so they called it quits, which is bullshit, is again in violation, but not a damn thing will be done about.
New roofing is being put on and unless you are a single family home or 3 or less apartments, you do not need a permit to do any kind of work, etc (unless an emergency repair, which replacing a roof is not, for the most part). Of course as usual with these shit holes, no permit, work on a Saturday starting early morning and no netting around the building to protect tenants going in and out, people walking on the sidewalks and a next door house.
Of course I filed a NO PERMIT complaint, which will take DOB to come out forever. And you would think when you call in for unsafe conditions (which you have to call in), that DOB would come out immediately. BUT 311 states that DOB will inspect it within 40 days. 40 FUCKING DAYS, this damn job will be done probably by noon time today. YOU know this shit goes on all the time, you would think DOB will be able to deal with this type of issue IMMEDIATELY. I mean here you actually have THREE violations going on. No Permit, work on a weekend and no safety netting.
Another fuck up with the city and their agencies. Just the norm.
Things that make your head explode.