Earlier this week, concrete and construction debris fell onto several cars in the shopping center parking lot adjacent to the hotel site. Some sharp-eyed residents noticed a possible impermissible use of a fire hydrant to wash away the debris that evening. Int the aftermath, others noticed the arrival of George Frangoulis, whose association with this hotel project was discussed in this May post.
The Queens Crap blog posting today has all the details, including a photo of George Frangoulis talking with police officers on scene. Readers of this blog will recall that Frangoulis was a no-show at a community meeting earlier this year. The blog post also contains this link that details the construction irregularities and complaints through time.
You can also view the ECB violations for this construction project here. ECB (Environmental Control Board) violations are issued when a property does not comply with construction codes or zoning. The hotel property has earned a number of Class 1 (immediately hazardous) and Class 2 (major) violations. Both Crosscity Construction Company and Triborough Scaffolding face ECB hearings in the next month over violations for performing work at the construction site that does not conform to approved documents or amendments.
What you can do: If you see something, say something and take a picture. Many have reported what seem to be irregularities, but unless the irregularity is accompanied by photographic or video evidence there is no much that can be done.