The Edge Under Stop Work Order
Meanwhile, next door at Douglaston's 'The Edge' (soon to be down-named "Northside Towers", we suspect), a Stop Work Order appeared last week - . Inotsayin readers will recall that the developer drove a series of test piles early this summer, then packed up the pile driver and hasn't been seen since.
Imnotsayin almost missed the posting: it's tacked up facing the dead end of North 5th, where only lunching Northside Piers contractors would likely notice it.
In reality, the Department of Buildings order is not that significant - the developer let the demolition and fence permits run out. Curiously, Douglaston's website still says "construction will commence by the spring of 2006."
Yet its an inauspicious start for an ambitious project. One wonders if some developers aren't cooling their heels, waiting to see if the real estate bubble will burst before they sink any more steel - or funding - in the ground.