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STOPPING DESTRUCTION OF A LANDMARK

Wide Opposition to New Facade and Addition to Building Important in the History of the Abolitionist Movement 339 West 29th Street. Image Credit: NY Public Library With previous development plan ...
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OWNER FINED $18K FOR ILLEGAL BASEMENT UNIT

Owner Fined $18,000 for Basement Conversion Image Credit: NYCourts.gov Owner converted basement into additional rental apartment without permit. On December 26, 2012, an inspector from the Department ...
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SIGN OF THE TIMES?

Large Bruckner Boulevard Sign Rejected Image Credit: Google Maps OTR Media sought to legalize an 11,297-square-foot billboard visible from the Bruckner Expressway. On January 14, 2013, the Department ...
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BUSINESS CLOSED FOR VIOLATING ZONING LAW

Commercial Operation Closed in Residential Zone in Brooklyn Brooklyn building owner operated commercial uses in residential zone. The lot designated as 1801 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY is in a district ...
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FAILED TO GIVE EXCAVATION NOTICE

ECB Reinstates Construction Company Penalty Respondent previously relied on an agency email waiving excavation requirements. On March 11, 2015 a Department of Buildings inspection officer issued ...
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LET THERE BE PEACE (SIGN)

Court Upholds Zoning Restriction On Peace Sign Zoning resolution prohibited apartment dweller from placing illuminated “Peace” sign in 17th floor window. In 2010 Brigitte Vosse placed an ...
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BRAVO, BUILDINGS

BSA Upholds Buildings’ Rejection of Accessory Sign Board rejected arguments an exterior building treatment did not qualify as an accessory sign under the Zoning Resolution.On June 16, 2015 the ...
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REGISTER YOUR COOLING TOWERS!

Dear Building Owner, As a result of the recent unprecedented outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, the City has enacted a new law that commissions the registration of cooling ...
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WANT A $10,000 FINE?

Dear Building Owner, As a result of the recent unprecedented outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, the City has enacted a new law that requires the registration of cooling ...
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KEEPING A TENEMENT'S FACADE

New 12-story Building will Retain Facade of Previously Demolished Tenement Architect rendering of the new 807 Park Avenue. Image credit: PBDW ARchitects Commission asked applicants to integrate ...
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DID HE ENGINEER A WHOLE STORY?

ECB Denies Appeal of Dismissed Buildings Summons Board finds no evidence the engineer knew or should have known his filed plans were inaccurate. On September 25, 2014 the Department of Buildings ...
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COMMISSIONER CHANDLER CONVEYS CONSTRUCTION CODE CHANGES

COMMISSIONER RICK CHANDLER ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIVE BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS Public Safety Enhancements: New proactive enforcement targeting problematic sites, strengthened ...
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PENTHOUSE PERMIT PROBLEM

Appellate Court Upholds BSA Decision on Illegal Penthouse 339 West 29th Street, Manhattan. Image credit: Picsora Board was not acting arbitrarily by requiring LPC approval of construction permit for ...
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FIXING CITY SHELTERS

Mayor de Blasio Launches Shelter Repair Squad to Address Urgent Health and Safety Conditions in City Shelters Department of Homeless Services, Fire Department, Department of Buildings, Housing ...
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KNOW YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS?

Wednesday, April 29 Know Your Rights Housing Forum Time: 6PM Location: Union Temple, 331 Hawthorne (Btw New York Ave and Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn
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A NEW BUILDING FOR HELL'S KITCHEN

Zoning Subcommittee Hears Proposal for New Through-Block Residential Building Architect rendering of the proposed building at 505 West 43rd Street. Image credit: ODA The fifteen-story building would ...
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BUILD SAFE / LIVE SAFE

2015 Build Safe / Live Safe Conference New York Marriott Downtown Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Monday, April 27, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT) New York Marriott ...
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BUILDING ON AN UNMAPPED STREET?

BSA Permits New Commercial Building on Unmapped Street Eric Palatnik testifies before the Board of Standards and Appeals. Image credit: BSA Board approved construction after assurances from FDNY. On ...
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CALL THE TENANT HARASSMENT PROTECTION TASK FORCE

Governor Cuomo, A.G. Schneiderman, Mayor Bill De Blasio Join Forces To Combat Landlord Harassment Of Tenants Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force Will Protect Tenants Against Displacement, Confront ...
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ON BRIBING DOB & HPD EMPLOYEES

MANHATTAN DA’S OFFICE, DOI, NYPD ANNOUNCE ARRESTS AND CRIMINAL CHARGES IN WIDESPREAD BRIBERY SCHEMES INVOLVING DOB AND HPD EMPLOYEES Defendants Include 11 DOB Employees, 5 HPD Employees, and ...
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CONVERTING 84 WILLIAMS INTO A HOTEL

Waiver Granted To Convert Residential Building to Hotel Use Jay Segal speaks before the Board of Standards and Appeals. Image credit: BSA BSA exercised its authority under the Multiple Dwellings Law ...
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DOB'S DISARRAY

COMPTROLLER STRINGER AUDIT REVEALS DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS SPENT MILLIONS TO CREATE A WORKSITE SAFETY REFORM PLAN, THEN FAILED TO FULLY IMPLEMENT THE MAJORITY OF ITS RECOMMENDATIONS Only 8 of 65 ...
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THIS WAS BY DESIGN

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Protect First Responders Local governments to be notified if fire-susceptible construction method is used in residential structures Last week, Governor Andrew M. ...
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de BLASIO'S NEW CHAIRS

MAYOR DE BLASIO APPOINTS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS, CHAIR OF CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD, CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR OF MAYOR'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY Mayor de Blasio ...
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SHED THIS

New Construction Fence + Shed Signs New signage, color, and viewing panel requirements are now in effect for construction fences and sidewalk sheds. The new standards apply to fences and sheds with ...
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