Crack in Stucco Over Brick Wall Wasn't Immediately Hazardous Violation
LVT Number: #30710
DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain building walls or appurtenances. DOB designated the 30-foot vertical crack from the first floor to the roof parapet as a Class I violation. DOB sought an aggravated penalty for a recurring condition. Landlord's engineer reported that the crack was superficial and didn't undermine the building's structural stability. But DOB said that the building was over 100 years old and that landlord needed to find the origin of the crack and look at the foundation before it got worse.
DOB v. Morrissette: ECB App. No. 1901680 (1/23/20) [2-pg. doc.]