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7-Eleven AC Units Force Residents To Abandon Their Bedrooms

7-Eleven Westminster Illegal AC Units

7-Eleven Westminster Illegal Refrigeration Untis

7-Eleven Westminster Illegal Refrigeration Units

Last week, we had an update on 7-Eleven and Westminster Management’s illegally placed AC and refrigeration units at the newish Avenue A 7-Eleven which, so far, have racked up $17K+ in fines. Today, we hear first hand from tenants who live in these buildings how the plethora of units outside their windows impact their lives, for example, like not being able to sleep in their bedrooms.

Three illegally placed AC units clutter the small alley between 500 and 502 East 11th St. The large, industrial units block the first floor side window of 502 East 11th St and, when active, create a constant hum, banging and vibration (let alone blocking any light that made its way to the first floor window) and establish an unlivable environment for the first floor tenant (of which there is only one).

The illegal refrigeration unit is placed on the one story roof between 500 and 502 East 11th St. immediately outside of the bedrooms of four separate, second floor apartments (two in each building). This unit significantly violates the noise pollution laws (twice cited by the DEP). The noise and vibrations that this unit emits have resulted in tenants in 502 East 11th St. to abandon their bedrooms and re-position their entire family in the living room. The noise is constantly grinding, clicking, and vibrating making it unbearable for ALL the tenants on all the floors between the two buildings — one of whom is a freelance film editor who is now unable to work at home. ALL tenants are suffering in one form or another.

Dozens of calls have been placed to 311. The Department of Environmental Protection has come to take noise measurements two times, each time resulting in a significant violation. Both 7-Eleven and Westminster refuse to relocate the refrigeration unit to either the basement (where it belongs) or to the roof of 500 East 11th St. (a viable alternative).

In one month, the tenants will request another noise reading; and once the violation is issued, Westminster will be taken to court where a judge may require that the refrigeration unit be removed immediately or the establishment (7-Eleven) closed.

7-Eleven has a sore arm from patting themselves on the back recently over their new Amazon lockers and KeyMe kiosks.

“We have to stay on top of what the consumer wants,” said Margaret Chabris, director of public relations at Dallas-based 7-Eleven. “Our ultimate goal is to provide products and services that solve the everyday problems for our customers in making their lives better.” [Source]

Hey Margaret, 7-Eleven has created problems, lots of problems, for the very people you are desperate to win over. The “consumers” and their families want to sleep in their bedrooms. Solve that every day problem.

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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?