Theo Wenner Making Enemies with His New Neighbors on Canal Street

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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Rolling Stone heir remodeling 45 Canal St.

Theo Wenner is apparently a hated guy these days down on Canal Street. As we first reported, the progeny of Rolling Stone magnate Jann Wenner is constructing a new single-family residence (i.e. mansion) for himself on the ashes of the old E&G Model Shop building. The conversion has been in the works for a couple years already, but is now nearing completion. We hear it’ll be a “live-work studio” for the photographer.

Neighbors aren’t thrilled with the conduct of contracters, though.

From the reader mailbag:

Who hires a crew to split open the pavement in the middle of the night to get water service to the new mini mansion daddy bought them? Theo Wenner.

I know of two neighbors in addition to me who have complained and even confronted the crew the past two nights, whose only answer was “it’s cheaper to get a work permit for the middle of the night.” It’s 1:40 am as I write this, there’s a jackhammer going and since the DEP hasn’t done anything in the 2 days I’ve called the 5th precinct and the police hasn’t stopped them.

Welcome to the neighborhood, dickhead.

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