28 Orchard St Apt. 5A
NYC NY 10002
212-226-6365 Fax 212-226-0788-
I cannot believe the treatment that you and your department has shown to my
wife and myself. After trying to resolve all the obstacles and learning a whole
new career as "expediter?.
When I told you that there was no structural work and submitted digital real
time video walk through's of my building, I was just ignored and shut down
again on 3/18/01 because the Tenement Museum showed some still pictures from
Jan.9,2001.When will you realize that they are pulling your strings and just
abusing your authority. The day of March 19 ,2001 , I was in Laura?s office
with the Engineer and Architect after 2 cancelled appointments on march 6, 2001
and again on March 12, 2001. I did not realize 10 days have passed from March 8
through March 18. All correspondence was going to an unforwardable address.
I do not lie to anybody ,anyone in the music recording business knows my word
is solid, but you told me the museum has photographic evidence!??? They will say
anything to keep me from finishing.. And to further insult me , my building
inspector writes a summons for framing when I am in Lauras office...Writes the
summons because the Museum said we were framing....THIS IS A NIGHTMARE.
If the Museum is in such unsafe condition ,why is it open to the paying
public to take guided tours? Maybe the museum should shut down to the PUBLIC for
true SAFETY and LIABILITY problems that can arise. I have offered through my
contracting company to fix this minor problem ASAP but they will not respond.
Why should I be responsible if something happens during the tours?? It seems
nobody wants to address the real issues.
The renovation of 99 Orchard St has repeatedly been shut down by the DOB at
great financial hardship to us. While our neighbors, the tenement museum,97
Orchard St. has not lost one day of revenue. This is absolutely unjust.
What should be realized is that I am spending a great deal of money to make
my building fire safe and strong for the future. The museum is a lead paint,
fire trap with exposed lathe and no burn time between floors...I am the one who
should be worried, not the museum. Maybe someone should look at the rotted water
damaged beams, I can go on and on about the condition of that building since I
walked through it 25 years before there was a Museum.