Leroy Branch advises me preliminarily that after speaking with the Department of Buildings, based on the inspection they performed a few days ago, the work that is currently occurring on site involves the removal of asbestos which is permitted and regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection. It is not demolition, it is asbestos-removal work. Once the asbestos-removal work is performed, it will be followed by demolition which, of course, does require a DOB permit. We have been told that they have been issued the necessary asbestos-removal permits by DEP, and are awaiting confirmation from the agency.From: "Craig R. Hammerman" <districtmanager@brooklyncb6.
Craig R. Hammerman, District ManagerBrooklyn Community Board 6250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401