After Brownstoner reported a stop work order issued by the DOT at the 109 Gold Street site, they were given the green light in June 2008. Then Brownstoner revisited the site yesterday on the 7 story, 33 unit project. Incidentally, a DumboNYC reader emailed us:
I live at 99 Gold Street on the south east corner of the building. I have watched for the last year and a half, my next door neighbors tear down a beautiful old church and now they are putting up a residential building. Progress is progress but now they are using a generator next to our windows that is extremely loud and emitting carbon monoxide into our apartment. I have made several complaints to the DEP and have ask the contractor nicely if he would stop running that specific generator. He has completely ignored me and has accused me of yelling at him from my window. Not sure where to turn now to other than the press.
Photos from emailers are below. From another emailer, they are concerned about the fumes not only for themselves but for babies and toddlers in the building. This is NYC and we should all expect construction, but the contractors should be following regulations, no? Other than calling 311 and reporting the generator use during non work hours, what else can the 99 Gold St apartment owners do? Comment below please.