Breaking: Crane collapse building illegal
In a tense city council hearing occurring now, buildings commissioner Patricia Lancaster just admitted under withering questioning from councilwoman Jessica Lappin (D-Manhattan) that the building on E.51st street where the crane collapse last month killed 7 did not meet zoning requirements and should not have been approved.
Apparently, members of the community and the local community board tried several times to address DOB about this.
"That is beyond shocking," Lappin said. "What does it take?"
-- David Freedlander