Bad news with regard to POPS at 325 Fifth

It turns out that any celebration about the opening of this space to the public is premature. On May 27, 2021, the Department of Buildings issued a violation for failure to open the space to the public. A hearing has been scheduled before the Environmental Control Board on September 16, 2021. This space is a classic example of how a POPS owner fails to deliver what it is obligated to deliver under applicable legal requirements. Members of the public have complained for years about this situation yet it continues unabated. It is worth noting that, following a 311 complaint filed by APOPS|MAS  and others, the DOB did act, but that sadly does not guarantee actual or ongoing legal compliance. Here is the latest violation notice:

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/ECBQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=5&ecbin=35561237X.

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