State Senator Jeff Klein called a press conference in front of 2800 Bruckner Boulevard to try to let the community know what was happening at this large three story building. However did this event turn out to be a photo op for the candidates running for the 13th city council district, as you can see five of the six candidates in the photo above.
Tenants of 2800 Bruckner Boulevard have been told that they have to leave by September first by Stewart Developers (the new owners) who has said the building is going to be used for other uses, but only rumors fly as beds and other apartment furniture has been delivered to the site. Several former tenants have already left the building including the office of Congressman Joe Crowley. Councilman Jimmy Vacca and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto said that there have been no city or state permits issued or requested for the site, and that the site can not house people according to the Certificate of Occupancy.
People living around the building have been told a wellness center for autistic children, a detox center, an Islamic Center, and other rumors about what may replace the empty suites since the building was sold. This was to let those tenants left in the building, and neighbors that the elected officials are looking out for them.
Above and Below - Councilman Jimmy Vacca and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto assure the community that no permits have been requested, nor have any been issued to 2800 Bruckner Blvd. They also urged remaining tenants not to leave.
Above - Assemblyman (and candidate for the 13th City Council district) Mark Gjonaj speaks to the worried neighbors.
Below - Community Board 10 First- Vice-Chair John Marano also assures that nothing has come to the community board about the building.