Brooklyn Architect Robert Scarano Put on Notice

Robert Scarano, problem
architect.Photo: Brownstoner

The Department of Buildings is putting architect Robert Scarano, he of the oft-disparaged condos that dot the city’s developing landscape, on notice. According to a bulletin sent out by the DOB just a little while ago, administrative charges have been filed against Scarano for allegedly “false or misleading statements on applications” for two new Brooklyn buildings —158 Freeman Street and 1037 Manhattan Avenue, both now deemed “noncompliant” — and “displaying negligence, incompetence or lack of knowledge with regard to building and zoning regulations.” We’re staying tuned. Incidentally, DOB ex-chief Patricia Lancaster received tons of heat late last year after the Daily News reported she supposedly agreed not to disclose various Scarano “misdeeds” in exchange for the architect’s forfeiting his right to self-certify projects. —S. Jhoanna Robledo

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