Large Part of 749 ‘Dorm’ Receives Vacate Order

On Friday, inspectors with the New York City Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and uniformed police officers served vacate orders on 14 ‘rooms’ inside of 749 Eastern Parkway due to dangerous conditions with the buildings structure and overcrowding.

749 Eastern Parkway, an infamous address in Crown Heights that has been the scene of recklessness and lawlessness throughout the years, is owned by United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth and has been used over the years as a dormitory for students visiting from abroad.

In the last 20 years the Yeshiva slowly allowed control over the building to slip from their hands, and has reached a point where they admitted that today they have “no control whatsoever over the premises.” This stunning admission came after a student was viciously and violently assaulted, robbed and thrown from his room.

Over the years the building has fallen into a serious status of disrepair, which recently has come to the point that the building poses an immediate threat and danger to its occupants.

A recent inspection by inspectors revealed that one of the main exterior structure walls was bulging and that pieces of the building were falling out from around the window frames. In response the inspector served a partial vacate order for that part of the building.

Friday, building inspectors from the city entered the building escorted by uniformed police officers and fire safety inspectors and proceeded to issue vacate orders to 14 of the rooms. The orders were posted on each room and on the buildings front door.

Building residents have ignored these notices by pulling them down.

According to building department records reveal that 95 complaints were made against this building, with 11 of them still ‘open’, along with 158 major violations and fines.

23 Comments

  • 3. Anonymous wrote:

    “United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth..admitted that today they have ‘no control whatsoever over the premises.'”

    Who owns the building again? It sounds like someone has left themselves wide open to major negligence liabilities here. At this very least the student who was assaulted and robbed on the property should be preparing a lawsuit. In state court! No actions will be taken against the thugs by ULY until it hurts too much not to do so!

  • 5. appreciated one wrote:

    Yossi A

    Are you surprised ?? haha

    I dont mean to be mean or obnoxious, but beside for the chillul Hashem, maybe best this place closed down, would be better across the board,

  • 6. Hanholo wrote:

    I used to be on the Hanholos side till i realized there is non to begin with lol

  • 10. SumYungGai wrote:

    The stench from that building alone has probably punched a hole in the ozone layer over CH!

  • 12. facts from someone in the know wrote:

    The building is NOT falling down and is actually in good shape.
    Some of the violations are for the sukkah that was built there in 1986!
    Some of the violations are for not having a railing for the 3 little steps going up to the building.
    Overcrowding is because they saw some of the bunk beds which were used to house the overflow during tishrei.
    For DECADES the yeshiva has been putting bochurim on the floors during tishrei.
    These days 1414 takes in the entire new kvutzah for 6 weeks from 18 elul till 7 cheshvan while the old kvutzah is still there.
    They sleep on the floor. And pay between 2 to 300 a month for the right to do so. Kvutzah has , let’s say 200 boys. 200 X 200 = $40.000. Not bad huh?
    Talk about overcrowding.

    • 13. LIAR wrote:

      You are a despicable liar!

      A quick check of the DOB site shows that two issues that made them give a vacate order are as follows:

      1)

      Re: FM BLDG. @ EXP#4 COURT YARD BRICK WALLS BETWEEN WINDOW HEADS& SILLS APPEAR CRACKED AND/OR BULGED @ ALL FLOORS. THE BRICK WALLS @EXP#4 COURT YARD ARE STRUCTURALLY DEFECTIVE

      2)

      Re: FDNY HAS RECEIVED COMPLAINTS THAT LOCATION IS OVERCROWDED AND NO C OF O IS POSTED OR RECORD OF REGISTERED DORMITORY. FDNY REPORTS THE LOCATION IS BEING RUN AS A HOTEL

      ILLEGALLY CONVERT BLDG TO SRO UNITS ROOMS#210;201;301;306;310;309;409;411;108;109;102;101;307;311 EXCEED OCC LOAD VAC#64

      So please dont sell your baloney here about some old sukkah that we all know is not true.

      When someone will C”V die because of this gross negligence will you still say its “overreaction”?

  • 19. Donald Trup wrote:

    Why not try Donald Trump to sort this out?
    He knows how to build good strong walls!
    And he knows how to deport illegal immigrants!

  • 20. dovid wrote:

    where will the boys sleep????they can go back to tzas where they belong!!!!!

    we have enough of these guys…

    • 22. Milhouse wrote:

      No, he doesn’t. Who gave these people the right to sleep at 749 in the first place? We know none of them were put there by the building’s legitimate owner, because it lost control of the building years ago. So every single person sleeping there got in through his connections with the mafia that runs it. That makes them all trespassers. Let their mafia connections find them somewhere new to sleep.

  • 23. Who cares wrote:

    Who cares.
    I live out of town and I avoid 770 etc every time I come.
    It’s all one big disgrace.
    The honholo. The ones supposedly in charge. The goons who rip up sichos kiddush etc because they weren’t printed by their group and dont have the appropriate prolog ands on it.
    The whacko zombie looking bochrim
    The whole shebang gives me the creeps.

    I pity you all

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