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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?!


Thank Heaven! A New DOB Violation for 7-Eleven!

There’s never a dull moment when you’re an unwanted chain store forcing yourself on a neighborhood! Today we learn the perpetually-under-construction 7-Eleven at 170 Avenue A has been slapped with a second DOB complaint, this time for blocking fire escapes.

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Owner: VILLAGE JV 500 EAST 11TH LLC
Last Inspection: 09/27/2013 – – BY BADGE # 2283
Disposition: 09/27/2013 – A8 – ECB VIOLATION SERVED
Comments: INSTALLATION OF A/C PARTIALLY OBSTRUCTED EGRESS.PASSAGEWAY STEEL BEAMS ACROSS PASSAGEWAY APPROX. 1.5’ABOVESETBACKROOF
DOB Violation #: 092713CERDL01
ECB Violation #s: 35029661Y
Previous Violations: ECB: 35029661Y – DOB: 092713CERDL01

You may remember it was just a few weeks ago 7-Eleven was hit with their first Partial Stop Work Order by the DOB for installing the AC units a mere 14 inches from tenants windows. A source close to the construction say it’s in fact the property manager, Westminster Management, who may responsible for these violations.


Partial Stop Work Order Posted at 7-Eleven Site

The NYC DOB stopped by the East Village 7-Eleven to slap the official Partial Stop Work order on the neighborhood nuisance.

7-Eleven Stop Work Order

7-Eleven recently installed 3 large AC units in the alley, mere inches from the bedroom windows of rent-paying tenants. You can read all about it here. The property is managed by Westminster Management.


NYC DOB Issues Partial Stop Work Order on 7-Eleven

7-Eleven in the East Village, NYC - Partial Stop Work Order

Thank heaven! The New York City Department of Buildings issues partial stop work order to 7-Eleven.

After reporting yesterday that 7-Eleven installed 3 massive AC units in an air shaft alley just feet from residents windows, the NYC DOB has investigated and issued a Partial Stop Work Order.

Owner: VILLAGE JV 500 EAST 11TH LLC
Last Inspection: 09/06/2013 – – BY BADGE # 2283
Disposition: 09/06/2013 – L1 – PARTIAL STOP WORK ORDER
Comments: STOP ALL EXTERIOR WORK FOR INSUFFICIENT DETAIL ON PLANS FOR PLACEMENT OF 3 A/C UNITS.A/C UNITS AT SITE ARE 14 INCHES
DOB Violation #: 090613CERDL02
ECB Violation #s: 35030292X