Thank you for coming to the onsite visit on Wednesday. We got a number of pictures to document the damage on Calamus. Damages can be both reported to DDC and the Comptroller’s office. But it is the insurance of the contractor that is usually determined to be responsible to pay for property damage.
Next week the Council member and a separate engineering team from DDC will go down to Calamus to inspect the work site. Many of the issues that were brought up during the site visit were engineering questions. The Council Member wants to make sure that the work is being done correctly. The new engineering team will be able to tell if all safety precautions are being followed and if there is any way to minimize the effects on adjacent homes. Any residents with questions can join us. We will keep you informed on what day this will be.
Additionally my office is working on arranging a meeting with Comptroller Scott Stringer and DDC together on site. Please let us know some times when you will be available.
The first way to report damage is to Bita Mehrpour, the community construction liaison for DDC. The contractor has preconstruction photos of the block and is supposed to repair any damages to the property. The contractors insurance pays for these damages. The Community Construction Liaison can be contacted in the following ways: Tel : (718) 424-1058, Fax : (718) 424 -1410, Cell : (516) 322-4623, email: SE814CCL@gmail.com
You can also submit a claim to comptroller Scott Stringer within 90 days of an incident. Any additional damage that occurs within 6 months of a claim can be added to the original claim in writing to the comptroller. A claim can be filed at this link: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/services/for-the-public/claims/e-filing/ The Comptroller’s office can be contacted at Tel: (212) 669-3916
Please keep in touch and keep us informed about what is happening on Calamus. Please share this email with affected residents on Calamus.
Office of Council Member Elizabeth Crowley
71-19 80th Street
Glendale, NY 11385