Photo: APOPS@MAS (2012) 325 Fifth Avenue (11 votes, average: 1.36 out of 5)Loading... Information on this privately owned public space will be provided shortly. Participate Cancel replyCommentProblemPhoto/VideoProfile(Re)designProgram*Required. Your name will be published. Your email address will not be published.CommentHeads up! You are attempting to upload an invalid image. If saved, this image will not display with your comment.Attach an Image or PDFName * Email * Δ 29 User Submissions 10.23.12 submitted by: nanya This space is NEVER open. 07.13.15 submitted by: Peter This space has been closed for literally years and it’s clearly their intention never to see it open to the public again. Infuriating. 07.13.15 submitted by: nanya Three years since my last comment. The space is still closed. 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H Fence/Gate closed. 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H The POPS at 325 5th Avenue (actually on 33rd between 5th Ave. & Madison Ave.) would be a great public space, if it was actually open or even intended to be open. As the comments from 2012 and 2015 indicate and my recent site visit in September 2017 confirmed, the space is closed off and the space is used as construction storage for construction work that does not seem to be happening anywhere nearby. If open, the various seating options – including high-top bar-style tables – would be great for mid-day office lunches or evening relaxation, but unfortunately it is now used for construction material storage and motorcycle parking. 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H Motorcycle Parking 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H Motorcycle parking and scaffolding 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H Construction materials storage and seating/chairs 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H Seating and plantings 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H Locked gate/fence and movable chairs that are intended to rotate around the table 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H Entire frontage on 33rd Street, looking southeast 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H 33rd Street frontage, looking south. The POPS space supposedly extends further south towards 32nd Street, but the view (and space) is blocked by the inaccessible frontage and the scaffolding and construction materials. 09.26.17 submitted by: Bill H 33rd Street frontage, looking southwest. The mural would be better appreciated if the public could approach and view it in an off-sidewalk environment that is more relaxing. 09.05.18 submitted by: nanya Still closed. 311 service request 1-1-1613617321 09.16.18 submitted by: nanya And the 311 service request was closed. “The Department of Buildings investigated this complaint and determined that no further action was necessary.” 11.16.18 submitted by: Jon This POPS has been closed for over a year. It is used for construction materials storage. 05.08.19 submitted by: Jerold Kayden A new complaint has been filed through 311. We will follow up. Thanks. APOPS|MAS 07.15.19 submitted by: Rachel This place remains closed, as it has been for many years now, it’s being used currently to store construction materials. Please tell me the NYC comptroller or someone is fining the owners heavily for every month it remains closed… Does anyone know? 07.21.19 submitted by: Jerold Kayden Dear Rachel, I wish we could tell you that this is being resolved, but it does not appear to be the case. There have been numerous complaints about closure of this POPS at least since 2008. According to Department of Buildings records, the owners have been fined twice. The first violation resulted in a $4,000 fine, the second $10,000. The most recent 311 complaint occurred in May, 2019. It is very frustrating, indeed, as this space has been mostly if not entirely unusable for over a decade while the building owners have benefited from close to 50,000 sf of bonus floor area. Bandwidth permitting, we will do more to see how this situation can be addressed. Thanks for you comment. APOPS|MAS 10.20.19 submitted by: Karen Wright Dear Jerold Kayden, how can they get away with having a POPS closed for over 10 years? How can we move the complaints up to a higher level to get this POPS open? Please let us know. Thanks, Karen 08.14.20 submitted by: Keegan Terrible! Been closer for years with a never ending construction project. Now being treated as a junk yard 08.14.20 submitted by: Keegan Is a junk yard. No progress for months. After years of construction that impacted neighbors 08.14.20 submitted by: Keegan seems like the building permits are passed but the space remains closed 10.24.20 submitted by: Jerold Kayden Dear Keegan, We have filed a complaint with the Department of Buildings. We expect that an inspection will happen and, hopefully, this POPS will return to public use. Thanks for letting us know. We know how frustrating it is. 12.08.20 submitted by: Jerold Kayden In response to the APOPS|MAS complaint, the New York City Department of Buildings inspected the space, found it closed, and issued a violation on December 4, 2020. Let’s see what happens. 10.11.20 submitted by: Jerold Kayden Dear Keegan, As you can see, an inspection was made on 9.16.20 in response to a 311 complaint filed on 7.15.20. The inspector noted that the building has a permit for facade repair that would expire on 10.22.20 and thus found no violation at the time of inspection. … The inspector also noted that the building was in the process of removing all construction materials. To be sure the history of this POPS is hardly reassuring. We will attempt to check in after October 22 but would not be surprised, sadly, if nothing has changed. We will also contact the Buildings Department for further action. Thanks for your comment. http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/OverviewForComplaintServlet?requestid=2&vlcompdetlkey=0002577288 03.31.21 submitted by: Matthew Ostman Permit referenced in previous 311 complaint has since expired, and construction scaffolding and materials (with the exception of about a dozen planks of wood on one bench) have been removed, however the space is still closed off to the public via locked rolling fence, and required POPS signs are missing (or at least not visible from the street). 08.16.21 submitted by: Vanessa The Public Plaza at 325 Fifth Ave is never ever open. And now, as many officer workers are returning to midtown and public space to eat lunch outdoors is at a premium, this plaza being open to the public is more important than ever. Please remove the locked rolling gates so that the public can access this space. 08.21.21 submitted by: Jerold Kayden Dear Vanessa, This is truly appalling. The owner is a serial violator. Happily, the Department of Buildings inspected the space on May 27, 2021 and found it in violation. A hearing before the DOB Environmental Control Board is scheduled for September 16, 2021. We will keep our eyes open on this space. Here is info on the violation. http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/ECBQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=5&ecbin=35561237X Please comment on any changes to the space.