CITY OF NEW YORK
October 9, 1997
Hon. Ron Livian,
Re: 315-327 West 44th Street, Borough of Manhattan
Dear Commissioner Livian:
The above building is a 11-story office building located within the Preservation Area of the Clinton Special District. The main entrance to the building is at 315-327 West 44th Street and there is a service or back entrance at 322 West 45th Street.
It has come to our attention that the building does not have a current Certificate of Occupancy ("C of O"); in fact, the last C of O issued was a "TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TERMS: NINETY (90) DAYS EXPIRES JULY 22, 1994".
For your convenience, we attach a copy of that C of O. This Board urgently requests that your Department initiate the appropriate steps to have the owners of this property obtain a current C of O.
It has also come to our attention that the user of the 8th Floor of this building, HS Systems (a for-profit health provider), is not in compliance with the temporary C of O in that:
We believe the above are major fire safety problems which need to be addressed immediately.
We are also alarmed that the building owner has allowed this substantial over-occupancy to exist on the 8th Floor. We request that the Department of Buildings, in its actions to ensure a current C of O, also confirm that each and every floor is in compliance with the legal use and occupancy.
Should you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Jo Ann Macy, Co-Chair of the Clinton Land Use and Zoning Committee, at 246-0774.
Chair, Community Board No. 4
Jo Ann Macy, Elke Fears
Mary D. Dorman, Timothy R. Gay
Hon. Franz Leichter, State Senator