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7-Eleven / Westminster Rack up $17K+ In Fines

7-Eleven New York City location7-Eleven and Westminster Management have racked up some major fines at their Avenue A location over 7-Eleven’s illegally placed AC and refrigeration units – over $17K to be exact!

Multiple NYC DOB complaints were filed last fall, like this one for the industrial sized AC Units placed 14 inches away from the residents bedroom windows – they turn on and off every 15 minutes! Another complaint was filed for a rooftop refrigeration unit which blocks access to a fire escape. A Partial Stop Work Order was issued but that didn’t top 7-Eleven from continuing work on their exteriors or removing their plywood shanty town shed to open.

All of 7-Eleven / Westminster Management’s DOB violations are listed here, but in short they are for:

DOB Violation Display for 011514AEUHAZ100184
Issue Date: 01/15/2014
Description: FAILURE TO CERTIFY CORRECTION ON IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS (CLASS 1) ECB VIOLATION
DOB Civil Penalty Due: $1,500

Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
SEC. BC 1001.3. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN EGRESS CLEAR & UNOBSTRUCTED. NOTED: AT 1ST FLR SETBACK ROOF INSTALLATION OF AN AC UNIT HAS PARTIALLY OBSTRUCTED EGRESS 2 STEEL I-BEAMS ARE INSTALLED ACROSS THE ROOF APPROX.
Penalty Balance Due: $8,000.00

DOB Violation Display for 011514AEUHAZ100185
Issue Date: 01/15/2014
Description: FAILURE TO CERTIFY CORRECTION ON IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS (CLASS 1) ECB VIOLATION
DOB Civil Penalty Due: $1,500

Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
FAILURE TO PROVIDE UNOBSTRUCTED NOTED: CONSTRUCTION FENCE OBSTRUCTIONFIRE ESCAPE IN SEVERAL LOCATION. REMEDY: REMOVE OBSTRUCTION.
Penalty Balance Due: $6,000.00

DOB Violation Display for 011514AEUHAZ100186
Issue Date: 01/15/2014
Description: FAILURE TO CERTIFY CORRECTION ON IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS (CLASS 1) ECB VIOLATION
DOB Civil Penalty Due: $1,500

Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
FAILURE TO PROVIDE UNOBSTRUCTED EXIT PASSAGEWAY.NOTE:@ EXP 1&4 CONSTPLYWOOD FENCE APPROX 8’HIGH ERECTED W/APPL #121420845,& FIRE-ESCAPESARE ENCLOSE W/O ANY EXIT OR PASSAGEWAY PROVIDED FOR TENANTS IN CASE OF
Penalty Balance Due: $0.00

DOB Violation Display for 011514AEUHAZ100187
Issue Date: 01/15/2014
Description: FAILURE TO CERTIFY CORRECTION ON IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS (CLASS 1) ECB VIOLATION
DOB Civil Penalty Due: $1,500

Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE HOUSEKEEPING – NOTED- JOB FENCE OPEN ANDUNGUARDED LEAVING SITE ACCESSIBLE TO PUBLIC. REMEDY: MAKE SAFE IMMEDIATELY – MAINTAIN.
Penalty Balance Due: $0.00

DOB Violation Display for 011514AEUHAZ100188
Issue Date: 01/15/2014
Description: FAILURE TO CERTIFY CORRECTION ON IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS (CLASS 1) ECB VIOLATION
DOB Civil Penalty Due: $1,500

Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
FAILURE TO PROVIDE UNOBSTRUCTED EXIT PASSAGEWAY DEFECT NOTED: AT TIMEOF INSPECTION WINDOW IN REAR BEDROOM OR APARTMENT #9 HAS BEEN SCREWEDSHUT W/METAL SCREWS LEAVING TENANTS EXIT TO FIRE ESCAPE OBSTRUCTED.TEN
Penalty Balance Due: -1,000.00

But hey, who needs a good night’s sleep in a safe building when there are KEYS to be had?!


Newish 7-Eleven Still a Bad Neighbor

7-Eleven East VillageHappy New Year! We’re back! And rejuvenated!

So what’s new? 7-Eleven is continuing to be a bad neighbor. We know, we know, how shocking!

The fine purveyors of glow-in-the-dark fake food failed to shovel or salt their sidewalks after yesterday’s snow storm. A neighbor passes along photos via EV Grieve showing the mess outside the Avenue A junk food shack, noting the 11th Street sidewalk is particularly dangerous.

This particular 7-Eleven has been nothing but problems for neighbors.

Construction stopped for months at a time, leaving the corner looking like the South Bronx of the late ’70s. Three industrial sized AC units were installed a mere 14 inches from the bedroom windows of one building. Several Partial Stop Work Orders were issued which 7-Eleven violated multiple times, first to complete construction and second to remove the exterior sidewalk shed to open. During the 13-month construction phase, 7-Eleven managed to crack apartment walls and allowed a young woman’s apartment to be raided in the middle of the night by 4 men.

Recently, 7-Eleven’s uncontrollable employees and/or their friends have harassed local businesses for hanging ‘Boycott 7-Eleven’ fliers in their windows, threatened neighbors who attended our boycott rallies and vandalized the bathroom walls of one local business with paint.  The last incident is being investigated by the police.

Oh 7-Eleven, it’s going to be a long year, isn’t it?


Watch Out Michael’s, There’s A New Craft Shop In Town!

7-Eleven Gets Crafty!What’s a chain to do when there’s few customers to serve and an over abundance of free time? Crafts!

The bored employees at the new East Village 7-Eleven, or their friends, have taken it upon themselves to systematically remove the ‘Boycott 7-Eleven’ signs from the neighborhood – hey, free speech kids! – and get crafty with them.  Several readers have noted the presence of an altered ‘Boycott 7-Eleven’ hanging in the 7-Eleven store window last night. How cute! Hearts!

No More Crafts!
But look! All gone!

Speaking of gone, several local business have told us 7-Eleven employees, or their friends, are ripping down ‘Boycott 7-Eleven’ signs from the windows of their shops. Twig Hair Salon on 11th Street had a ‘Boycott 7-Eleven’ flyer in their window and said a boy ran up and snatched it while proclaiming his love for the diabetes depot. Across the street the bar Hi-Fi had a similar experience when an employee ran across the street and ripped their sign down. It’s rumored there may be video footage!

But don’t fret! There are more signs on the way! There’s a ‘Dont even think about coming in here with a slurpie!’ sign in the works for the neighboring Tompkins Square Bagels and the Hi-Fi Facebook page has a post making it quite clear 7-Eleven products and branding are not welcome in their establishment, “Attn customers & employees: Spend your $$ however you choose, but 7/11 logos are not allowed inside: no cups,bags,napkins,food wrappers, etc.” Yay Hi-Fi!

7-Eleven has been open a mere 5 days and already their rogue employees are starting shit with local businesses. But should this surprise us? After all, when the bossman demonstrates he’s above the law by violating Partial Stop Work Orders, can we really expect the staff to behave any better?


Neighbors Need Relief From 7-Eleven

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3 Industrial AC Units Illegal Placed 14 Inches From Tenants Windows

Damaged wall at 170 Avenue A above 7-ElevenApartment Walls Damaged During Construction

So far, 7-Eleven has been nothing but a ball ache for their new neighbors. During the 13-month construction phase of the diabetes-friendly junk food shack, 7-Eleven managed to crack apartment walls and allow a young woman’s apartment to be raided in the middle of the night by 4 men.

Then there’s the industrial AC units, three of them to be exact. 7-Eleven dug deep into the narrow air shaft behind the building to install them. To be up to code, the units need to be at least 14 feet from the residents windows. These units are 14 inches away from the residents windows, their bedroom windows to be exact. There is a New York City Department of Buildings Partial Stop Work Order in effect, which 7-Eleven blatantly disregarded to remove the plywood shed and install their new awning and sign.

Calls to 311 have been made. Council Member Rosie Mendez was also made aware of the problems surrounding the construction and AC units. Her office opened up a case to look into the complaints and closed it a month later without any follow-up information. Just. Plain. Dropped. It. Thanks Rosie!

Will 7-Eleven be allowed to rack up and pay fine after fine for these illegally placed AC units or will someone step up to the plate and help the residents of 170 Avenue A?


BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN RALLY TONIGHT

7-Eleven New YorkIn case you missed it the new 7-Eleven blew into town over night. Today, 7-Eleven violated several Partial Stop Work Orders by removing the plywood exterior and installing one eye-sore of a sign.

Margaret Chabris, 7-Eleven’s spokesperson, said 7-Eleven has a “special downtown, urban format for our stores that lends itself to Manhattan.” They apparently left it in Texas! They also damaged residents’ apartments, created a crime-friendly exterior and installed 3 industrial AC units in a narrow alley 14 INCHES FROM THE RESIDENTS BEDROOM WINDOWS.

Then tonight, as streets are full of kids and parents trick or treating and almost every store has people handing out candy, a neighbor walks by the new 7-Eleven, which has about 7-8 employees inside. They see a kid walk out with a bag of candy and when asked what he got, he said, “Nuthin.'” Yes, the mecca of junk food doesn’t even give out candy on Halloween.

Let’s give 7-Eleven the warm welcome they deserve with a rally this evening at 9PM sharp at 11th Street and Avenue A. Bring a friend, be LOUD, and let these Texas-based human traffickers know they are not wanted nor needed in our neighborhood!


Above The Law 7-Eleven Does Exterior Work

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Despite several Partial Stop Work Orders, 7-Eleven is currently removing their exterior plywood shed. The street facing Citi bank logo on the ATM is a nice touch BTW. EV Grieve has coverage of the new sign 7-Eleven carted in over night.

It goes without saying we will be holding our weekly BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN rally this Sunday at the location from 1-2PM.


Work Continues Tonight at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven New York

7-Eleven New York

New photos this evening of the work taking place inside the East Village 7-Eleven. Blue Line contractors can be seen installing counters while a woman lingers by the Slurpee machines, apparently taste testing all of the flavors as well as a selection of candy. What a job! And we hope you washed your hands missy!

Earlier today, the chatty 7-Eleven employees told passer-byers they were planning on opening tomorrow despite not having a sign in place and the store being enveloped in blue plywood. Calls were made to both 311 and the NYC DOB because, if this store opens, a sign will have to go up and the plywood will have to come down and neither of those things can happen – legally – with the Partial Stop Work Orders in place. But this is 7-Eleven, they are above the law!

This is about to get interesting.