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.
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
- 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.