After Hours Work Continues Unchecked at 100 Norfolk without Proper Permits

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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Looks like all those weekends working without proper after-hours variances has paid off for the ODA-designed 100 Norfolk Street. And continues to pay off, all at the expense of embattled neighbors.

That ugly-ass cantilevered condo building ascending is finally starting to show real signs of life. Yes, it’s allliiivvvee.

The first few pylons protruded above the plywood perimeter back in March. Since then, however, progress has been relatively slow. It was only this past week that workers started filling in the cement.

Only problem is that the developer – Adam America Real Estate – continues to break regulations in the process. As early as last Thursday, construction crews were busy building onsite after hours, even though a proper variance does not exist. These actions are endemic of this construction site, likely because the project is way behind schedule.

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Two residents on the block approached the workers at around 8pm that night and were duly threatened. “They were still doing work and one of the guys got up in [name redacted] face. We called the cops who made them leave … but confirmed they couldn’t do anything to remedy the situation permanently as it is not their jurisdiction”

As for the residential component, it’s nearly sold out. Prices for these palaces range between $800K and over $4 million. Yet the prized Penthouse went to Taiwanese-born real estate investor Emma Hsieh for $7 million, setting a record price for the neighborhood. (Hsieh is the owner of nearby basement clubs Nitecap and 151).

You’ll recall that the Lower East Side property changed hands in 2012 for $8.8 million. 100 Norfolk previously housed the refrigeration units and offices of Ratner’s.

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