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Eye On Real Estate: Would the owner of 114 Kensington St. please put up a construction fence already?

April 13, 2016 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This is 114 Kensington St.; a month ago, the city Buildings Department issued a permit for a construction fence to be built on the property. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

How annoying for the neighbors.

The owner of a tear-down house on an otherwise nice Manhattan Beach street should put a construction fence around the property ASAP so residents don’t have to look at the mess.

When we were strolling around the oceanfront neighborhood the other day, our eye was assaulted by the disorder at 114 Kensington St.

Paint is peeling off the exterior of the mistreated house, and stones are crumbling on the front porch and stairs. A flat-screen TV is standing on the top step outside the open front door. Furniture is tossed onto the driveway.

The front lawn is covered with wood chips and rubble where two massive trees stood.

We figured out that there had been trees in the yard after seeing a 2013 Google Maps photo on our phone browser.

An LLC with Igor Yanovskiy as member bought 114 Kensington for $1.65 million in January, city Finance Department records indicate.

The purchaser plans to build two semi-attached single-family homes on the site, city Buildings Department filings show. The agency issued a permit for a wooden construction fence on March 10.

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Other sites in the neighborhood where existing houses are being enlarged or new ones are being built have construction fences, which is the way things are supposed to be done.

Some fenced-in Manhattan Beach homes were damaged by that evil witch, Superstorm Sandy, and still need repairs.

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