May 11, 2016
EAST WILLIAMSBURG — Two apartments in the Mckibbin Street Loft building were vacated by the city for safety violations cited for illegal hotel usage, a continuing problem at the property for the past several months, according to authorities. On May 4, the Department of Buildings issued vacate orders for the building’s cellar and mezzanine apartment that had been converted into rooms that had no fire exits, no alarm system, and no natural light or ventilation and was being used as an illegal hotel, according to an order posted on the building’s door at 248 Mckibbin St. and DOB spokesman Alex Schnell. On the same day, the agency emptied out another apartment on the second floor for the similar safety hazards and illegal hotel usage….