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The vacant lot at 793 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn continues to be a safety issue for residents. Constant break-ins, lurking, and garbage dumping have made this lot available for crime. There have been no reports of criminal activity—yet.
Wednesday, February 20th, majority of the fence was discarded leaving the lot completely open. A man was going through the rubble, while trash was scattered along the sidewalk outside the lot. An hour later, workers wearing uniforms from a nearby plumbing company were re-boarding the fence.
The problems of this vacant lot dates back to 2007 when the then realty company, SSJ Realty Development LLC was approved to demolish the building at 793 DeKalb Avenue.
The building owners received a permit in March 2008. The NYC Department of Buildings issued a stop work order deeming the construction site unsafe. Both SSJ Realty and construction companies were given multiple violations with fees ranging from $4,000 to $8,000.
The violations are still pending.
Currently, DY Realty Services LLC owns the vacant property. They were unavailable for comment.