Every day at 7:30 in the morning, neighbors gather in protest in front of the walled-off site hiding the illegal construction of a Muslim Brotherhood mega-mosque on their quiet residential street in Sheepshead Bay. Early this morning I went to Brooklyn .............
On this quiet street............ the illegal construction of a mega-mosque goes up at warped speed, despite violation after violation. The Bay People are fighting these gross violations legally and through the system and getting nowhere, while the Islamic supremacists, in a jaw-dropping disregard of the law, are rushing the construction of this mega-mosque. When the Bay people win in court, will the city have the spine to remove the additional floors or other violations? Mayor Gloomberg deconstruct a mosque? Put down the hookah.
Dear Mr. Lazar,
Please note that your response to our email is viewed by Bay People for what it is: an attempt by the Department of Buildings to cover up its gross negligence.
Excavation resumed at 2812 Voorhies as soon as the Complete Stop Work Order was amended to "Partial" and your office and DOB was aware of it from our numerous 311 compalints. You are also aware that NO excavation could have been witnessed today due to the fact that they COMPLETED excavating ILLEGALY despite the Stop Work order and the equipment is no longer there.The fact that the inspectors were at the site and observed no violations does not show that the violations were not occurring. The builders know about complaints posted on line and wait for the inspectors to show up before they continue work. The pit didn't magically appear weeks into the stop work order, it was methodically dug up! (VIDEOS ATTACHED)
The easiest way to show the violation of the Stop Work order would be for the same unit which issued the order to see the changes at the site since the SWO was issued. Do they remember what it looked like a month ago? Are there pictures? There are, we and other neighbors sent it to DOB on numerous occasions and would be happy to-resend the e-mails. You are asking for evidence....Well we are sending in to you with before and after pictures and videos of exacavation that violates the partial stop work order (videos taken 1/20/2011.)
Photo 01-25 11-151 shows excavation at the elevator pit.
Our complaints are not "accusation" but legitimate concerns expressed by residents of the community. We have witnesses, pictures and videos confirming continous excavation at the site. Moreover, DOB received a video of the excavation on 1/20/2011 (sent by Brian Reid.) Why didn't you mention it in your response? Who are you covering for? Why are you lying to every person copied on this email? Being a "liaison", did you contact the people who observed the violations, did you visit the site before and after?
2812 Voorhies has multiple complaints, open violations and unpaid fines. The paperwork is still not in order. Multiple documents are not signed or dated, some documents have wrong names and addresses. And we are not even talking about mistakes/falsification and omissions in the plans, just the obvious things that can be observed without being an architect or an engineer.
Unfortunately, residents of Sheepshead Bay have no choice but do the work the DOB has failed to perform.
Please contact us shoud you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-673-6297
Leonid Krupnik, PE
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our attorneys as well:
Goldman Harris LLC (Land Use/Zoning)-212-9351622
Law Office of Albert K Butzel (Litigation)-212-643-0375
On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:06:57 -0500, "Kenneth Lazar" <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Bay People:
Based on an inspection performed by the DOB Excavation Unit at approximately 11:00 A.M. today (01/31/11), there is no evidence that the terms of the "PARTIAL" Stop Work Order have been violated.
Your accusation that the Department of Buildings is ignoring your complaints is erroneous. Inspectors have been to the location numerous times over the past few weeks, including today. Most all of the detailed complaints generated have been found to be without merit.
As far as the Zoning Challenge results, they should be posted on the Buildings Information System (BIS) in the very near future.
Liaison for Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
New York City Department of Buildings
210 Joralemon Street - 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
FROM: Bay People Inc. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
SENT: Monday, January 31, 2011 11:15
TO: Robert D'Alessio; John Gallagher; Kenneth Lazar; Thomas Fariello
CC: email@example.com; Congressman Anthony D.; Jack Benton; Kleidman,
Mila; Bearak, Richard; Lewis Fidler; Community Board 15; AskMarty;
Carl Kruger; Martin Golden; John Byrnes; Brian Reid
SUBJECT: Another Violation of Stop Work Order 2812 Voorhies
On the morning of 01-29-11, Leonid Krupnik, PE passed by the construction site at 2812 Voorhies Avenue and observed construction work in DIRECT violation of the partial "Stop Work" order. The area at the front of the site was previously leveled including area if the elevator pit. The bottom reinforcement was installed for all front portion of the concrete mat. The side forms are installed including the two side forms for the elevator pits. Agin, this is a direct violation of the partial lift of a Stop Work Order. Please see attached photos taken by Mr. Krupnik at the time of his ovservation.
We, as residents, homeowners, taxpayers of Sheepshead Bay would like to know why the DOB is ignoring our 311 complaints, and not enforcing DOB's own rules and procedures? How long will you ignore the residents and allow illegal construction work to take place?
Why the residents did not hear an answer to our Zoning Challenge submitted December 8, 2010 by our attorneys GoldmanHairrs, LCC?
BAY PEOPLE INC.
_Bay People was created by a group of Sheepshead Bay neighborhood residents. We are not affiliated with any political party and our activists do not share common religion, race or heritage. We voluntarily dedicate hundreds of hours of our time to preserving the quality of life in our neighborhood, and cover most expenses ourselves. We welcome every resident who wants to participate, and always look forward to hearing from you._
This woman said, "this is no different than what they did to us in my old country (the Soviet Union)." The people were ignored, special classes got special favors. Absolute corruption. "There is no respect for the law." "The rules are ignored. Laws for some but not for all."