Construction at the Salvation Army on Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue has already been going on for more than a year, but according to Bedford & Bowery, work is now on hold. A backhoe (one of those big yellow machines) ran into the wall of a neighboring building last month.
"It felt like a train crash, it was pretty scary," Krystof Kardasz, a real estate broker at NC Pepe Corp. who was in that building at the time, told the blog. "And the damage is pretty severe."
As there's still a gaping hole in the building at 151 North 7th Street, The Building Department has issued a stop work order. Salvation Army did not respond to requests for comments about how this affects their planned October opening, but common sense suggests that they won't be reaching that goal.
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