Helpful links to view and monitor Department of Buildings information on the East 58th Street Site

By Team ERFA,

For those most affected by the construction on East 58th Street, don’t be silent.  Make your voice heard if you have concerns about public safety or construction violations.

We don’t encourage spurious complaints, but you don’t need to be an expert on the legalities if you have a  concern. Contact DOB and they have to investigate if it is a legitimate complaint.  The only way they can investigate is if you file your concerns officially. And, our elected officials can’t follow up and act on your behalf if they don’t know that you have complaints.

Don’t complain to each other, complain to the Department of Buildings when you see something you suspect is a violation, or you see is a public safety hazard.  Or, if crews are working after hours without a permit.  The link to the After Hours Variance permits is here and below.

The developer is permitted to work M-F, 7 am-6pm. Crews are allowed to be onsite to get ready to work before 7, but are not permitted to start work until 7.  On weekends, if they have an after-hours variance permit, they are allowed to work from 9 am-5 pm.

If you are able to take pictures which illustrate your complaint, please submit them along with the complaint and/or send them to us with date/time information.

 

For the main DOB page about the work site, including Permits, Violations, Complaints, click here:

To see After Hours Variance Permits and Status, click here

To see information about Cranes on the site: click here

To see Complaints and Status, click here

 

To file a complaint

Use this information:  420 East 58th Street, Manhattan

Options:

  • Call 311, file your complaint, ask for and write down the complaint number, send complaint and number to ERFA at info@ERFA.nyc
  • Use 311 online click here; forward your receipt to info@ERFA.nyc
  • Write directly to Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner of the Department of Buildings, at RChandler@buildings.nyc.gov; cc info@ERFA.nyc on your email 

    ERFA urges you to do your part.  Make your voice heard if you have legitimate complaints, especially if they concern personal safely, the safety of your building, or if work is being performed after hours without a permit.

If you send us your complaint and reference number, we will forward your information as soon as we get it to both Ben Kallos’ office and Gale Brewer’s office so that they may monitor them.

Don’t rely on your neighbor to report unsafe or after hours conditions. It’s up to you too. 

East 50s Residents: How to file a complaint with the Department of Buildings

By Team ERFA,

We know many of you are deeply concerned about the active construction site on east 58th Street.
Those that are most affected by the construction on East 58th Street can express complaints about unsafe conditions, after hours work without a permit, and legitimate concerns about the construction by:

 

We do not encourage spurious complaints, but we do urge you to make your voice heard if you have legitimate complaints, especially if they concern personal safely, the safety of your building, or if work is being performed after hours without a permit.

Please keep us informed of any complaints you make.  Be sure to give the address of the construction site: 430 East 58th Street in your complaint to 311 or include it in the subject line of your email.  You must ask the operator for a complaint number, which provides assurance that the complaint will be properly logged in. Then let us know the complaint number so we can monitor it.
If you send a message to Rick Chandler, please forward a copy to us. You can provide this information to us by writing to info@ERFA.nyc.
Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilmember Ben Kallos are following up on this issue. Their offices are able to track complaints made to 311 and we will also make them aware of complaints you send directly to Rick Chandler.
The developer is permitted to work M-F, 7 am-6pm Crews are allowed to be onsite to get ready to work before 7, but are not permitted to start work until 7.  On weekends, if they have an after-hours variance permit, they are allowed to work from 9 am-5 pm.
If you are able to take pictures which illustrate your complaint, please submit them along with the complaint and/or send them to us with date/time information.
This is not someone else’s fight or concern – it’s yours if it affects you personally. And we encourage you to act.
Don’t think your neighbor will do it – both of you should, every time there is a concern or violation.

ERFA Town Hall @ Morso — August 10th @ 8 a.m.

By Team ERFA,

Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:00 a.m.
Please join us on Thursday this week to hear an update on our community rezoning application.

Co-applicant Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and representatives from co-applicants Dan Garodnick, Ben Kallos, and Liz Krueger will be in attendance.

We know many of you are deeply concerned about the active construction site on east 58th Street. For those of you most affected by the construction, we’ll tell you what you can do if you are concerned about public safety issues or to fight against the after hours variances that the Department of Buildings has been granting.  In the meantime, for those affected, call 311 or log your complaint here.