Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Stop Work Order at Former St. Marks Squat

New York magazine has an update on Mosaic Man and 120 St. Marks Pl., the last artist squat in the E.Vil. that I've been reporting on here at Polis. NY Mag made it sound like everyone parted ammicably, which couldn't be further from the case. Nevertheless, here's an update to the update. The gut renovation of the building has been halted by a stop work order, according to Robert Arihood, an E.Vil. resident and photographer (he took the NYM pic as well). According to Mr. Arihood, Benjamin Shaoul and his company, Magnum Management, are allegedly perpetrating a dangerous renovation by poking holes in the building's rear retaining wall. Since we've seen our share of collapsed buildings of late, the city appears to be taking no chances by stopping work until a hearing on June 8.

Alleged Tenant Harassment Saga Continues [Polis]
Mosaic Man and Other E.Vil Squatters Evicted [Polis]
Mosaic Man Update [Polis]
St. Marks Squat Trilogy [Polis]