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WPIX 11 New York
Hell’s Kitchen resident claims he has been without gas for weeksto make residents more comfortable, but that it would unfortunately take severa
Hell’s Kitchen resident claims he has been without gas for weeks
WPIX 11 New York / Posted yesterday
to make residents more comfortable, but that it would unfortunately take several more months to finish the job. The Department of Buildings said "the property owner will need to perform plumbing work to remediate unsafe conditions related to... Read more
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NBC New York
Apartment Turned Into 'Deathtrap' to Force Family Outthe defendants moved to begin construction while the family still inhabited the
Apartment Turned Into 'Deathtrap' to Force Family Out
NBC New York / Posted 2 days ago
the defendants moved to begin construction while the family still inhabited the apartment. In an effort to expedite the Department of Buildings work permit applications submitted by Ohana, Cohen allegedly submitted falsified documents purporting... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Strangers donate air conditioners to those in needdining areas, bathrooms, common rooms and connecting corridors, according to Mi
Strangers donate air conditioners to those in need
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
dining areas, bathrooms, common rooms and connecting corridors, according to Mimi Simon, spokeswoman for the city's Department of Buildings. But no mandates exist for air conditioning in traditional residential buildings. Shareef, founder... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Facing the heat without air conditioning, by circumstance or choicedining areas, bathrooms, common rooms and connecting corridors, according to Mi
Facing the heat without air conditioning, by circumstance or choice
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
dining areas, bathrooms, common rooms and connecting corridors, according to Mimi Simon, spokeswoman for the city's Department of Buildings. But no mandates exist for air conditioning in residential buildings. Some people prefer the... Read more
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Slate
Trump Would Abandon Our NATO Allies. That’s Crazy.meetings? He may see meetings with Erdogan and other national leaders as no dif
Trump Would Abandon Our NATO Allies. That’s Crazy.
Slate / Posted 7 days ago
meetings? He may see meetings with Erdogan and other national leaders as no different from meetings with the New York City Department of Buildings, a tenant who’s behind on his rent, an indebted hotelier that he wants to buy out, or a supplier that... Read more
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DNA Info
Extell Plans to Demolish 10 Diamond District Buildings, Records Showcompeting for less space, so of course it’s just supply and demand. Everyone is
Extell Plans to Demolish 10 Diamond District Buildings, Records Show
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
competing for less space, so of course it’s just supply and demand. Everyone is saying they need space but can’t find it.” Department of Buildings records show 10 W. 47th St. joins the following buildings on the chopping block: ► 2 W. 47th St.,... Read more
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DNA Info
Developer Trying to Evict 79-Old From Rent-Controlled Park Slope Apt.property owners intend to "demolish the existing premises and construct a new b
Developer Trying to Evict 79-Old From Rent-Controlled Park Slope Apt.
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
property owners intend to "demolish the existing premises and construct a new building in its place" and that the city's Department of Buildings approved that plan. However, DOB records show no such approval. The only permits on file with DOB... Read more
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DNA Info
Here's Why a Rent Freeze Won't Help Some Tenantsaim to curb harassment, including a law that would require landlords obtain a “
Here's Why a Rent Freeze Won't Help Some Tenants
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
aim to curb harassment, including a law that would require landlords obtain a “certificate of no harassment” when getting Department of Buildings renovation permits if their buildings have a history of tenant harassment. (Such certificates are... Read more
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DNA Info
Avoid a Renovation Fiasco: Know Your Home's Permit History Before Startingwith their co-op board, anticipated it would be a relatively simple renovation,
Avoid a Renovation Fiasco: Know Your Home's Permit History Before Starting
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
with their co-op board, anticipated it would be a relatively simple renovation, but when they went to file permits with the Department of Buildings, their troubles began. Previous renovations by past owners were done illegally, unbeknownst to the... Read more
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DNA Info
Clinton Hill Condo Building Tops Out at 7 Stories, Reports Say48 condo units between the second and seventh floors, for a total of 46,797 squ
Clinton Hill Condo Building Tops Out at 7 Stories, Reports Say
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
48 condo units between the second and seventh floors, for a total of 46,797 square feet of residential space, according to Department of Buildings filings. The first floor will feature 7,128 square feet of retail space. Amenities include a roof... Read more
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DNA Info
Austin Street Target Seeks to Replant Trees As City Eyes Site For Bioswalealso said that it won't approve Target's proposal until the chain provides a si
Austin Street Target Seeks to Replant Trees As City Eyes Site For Bioswale
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
also said that it won't approve Target's proposal until the chain provides a site plan, as well as paperwork from the Department of Buildings and the Department of Transportation. Two trees were taken out by Parks’ forestry unit in September... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Victim of drive-by shooting at motorcycle club remains in critical conditionto the shooting, police said. The location of the shooting is owned by a Steve
Victim of drive-by shooting at motorcycle club remains in critical condition
Staten Island Advance / Posted 9 days ago
to the shooting, police said. The location of the shooting is owned by a Steven Canino, according to the New York City Department of Buildings. The club's website says the 69ers were formed in the early 1960s in Brooklyn, and the club has... Read more
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New York Post
Newsstand under a tent may finally fold after 70 yearsCONSTRUCTED WITHOUT PERMIT, ENCROACHING ON SIDEWALK, & CONTRARY TO BLDG DEPT RE
Newsstand under a tent may finally fold after 70 years
New York Post / Posted 9 days ago
CONSTRUCTED WITHOUT PERMIT, ENCROACHING ON SIDEWALK, & CONTRARY TO BLDG DEPT RECORDS,” reads a June 10 complaint with the Department of Buildings. A city inspector found no such sidewalk encroachment. However, the DoB official did write up... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Who needs reform? Unpunished city official OK'd pal's permits—32 timesfriend," Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson charged today. In his quarterl
Who needs reform? Unpunished city official OK'd pal's permits—32 times
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
friend," Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson charged today. In his quarterly report, Ferguson also wrote about another Department of Buildings case in which an inspector solicited and took a bribe to allow renovation work to continue without... Read more
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The Herald News
Correia administration hires new Community Maintenance directorstated Mayor Jasiel Correia II in a prepared statement. Former DCM Director Ken
Correia administration hires new Community Maintenance director
The Herald News / Posted 12 days ago
stated Mayor Jasiel Correia II in a prepared statement. Former DCM Director Kenneth Pacheco now heads the newly formed Department of Buildings and Grounds and will oversee the city buildings, many of which have challenging maintenance issues,... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The billionaire making big money on small buildingsa gym with a locker room, an indoor pool and a library, according to a May 13,
The billionaire making big money on small buildings
Crain's New York Business / Posted 13 days ago
a gym with a locker room, an indoor pool and a library, according to a May 13, 2016 filing with the New York City Department of Buildings. Long Island City, with a skyline already dotted with glossy new rental towers, is seeing soaring... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Construction firms charged in death of worker at meatpacking district siteSafety and Health Administration before beginning work at the site. As a resul
Construction firms charged in death of worker at meatpacking district site
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
Safety and Health Administration before beginning work at the site. As a result of the fatal accident, the city's Department of Buildings will now require independent inspectors, such as the two hired on the Ninth Avenue job site, to call... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Pula Steel - Corruption Suspectedthe contractors of the plant and some officials from SPTC. According to informa
Pula Steel - Corruption Suspected
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
the contractors of the plant and some officials from SPTC. According to information gathered by this publication, SPTC's department of Buildings was supposed to inspect each and every step of construction of the plant in accordance with the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City Buildings Department to finally stop pushing paper, will roll out $30M state-of-the-art systemThe city Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler at a recent Crain's
City Buildings Department to finally stop pushing paper, will roll out $30M state-of-the-art system
Crain's New York Business / Posted 16 days ago
The city Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler at a recent Crain's event. The city’s Department of Buildings is set to roll out a $29.6 million, state-of the-art computer system this summer that will eventually replace an outdated... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
What is Gary Barnett planning on Billionaires' Row?comment on the discussions. While plans for the 18-story building have been ar
What is Gary Barnett planning on Billionaires' Row?
Crain's New York Business / Posted 16 days ago
comment on the discussions. While plans for the 18-story building have been around for nearly half a year, the city’s Department of Buildings approved some of the blueprints in April. Last month, Extell applied to the state’s affordable... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
To modernize the city's technology, devote a deputy mayor to the taskLedgers like this are being phased out, but city government's tech progress has
To modernize the city's technology, devote a deputy mayor to the task
Crain's New York Business / Posted 16 days ago
Ledgers like this are being phased out, but city government's tech progress has been painfully slow. The Department of Buildings has long been a poster child for city government’s reliance on paper and outdated technology, and deservedly so. As... Read more
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The Herald News
Correia seeks salary changes from Fall River City Councilweek his choice for a new DCM director to replace Kenneth Pacheco who started h
Correia seeks salary changes from Fall River City Council
The Herald News / Posted 17 days ago
week his choice for a new DCM director to replace Kenneth Pacheco who started his new position as head of the newly formed Department of Buildings and Grounds on July 1. The new hire will earn $80,000, according to the administration. DCM is... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Giuliani deputy dies | New York is nice | Mayor cleared over nonprofitChapman. Staniford, a cousin of former City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, has
Giuliani deputy dies | New York is nice | Mayor cleared over nonprofit
Crain's New York Business / Posted 18 days ago
Chapman. Staniford, a cousin of former City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, has been meeting with Republican leaders. The Department of Buildings has put the brakes on a planned 80-story rental tower at 80 Rutgers Slip, near the Williamsburg... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Shutting out experts won't help the city fast-track projectsskyline is evolving daily as new buildings add to our ever-changing streetscape
Shutting out experts won't help the city fast-track projects
Crain's New York Business / Posted 20 days ago
skyline is evolving daily as new buildings add to our ever-changing streetscape. At the crux of these projects is the Department of Buildings, a city agency that meets the challenge of development and rehabilitation despite being historically... Read more
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DNA Info
CIty Crane Regulations Tighten With New Department of Buildings Mandateswhen the equipment fell. View Full Caption LOWER MANHATTAN — Four months after
CIty Crane Regulations Tighten With New Department of Buildings Mandates
DNA Info / Posted 20 days ago
when the equipment fell. View Full Caption LOWER MANHATTAN — Four months after a deadly crane collapse in TriBeCa, the Department of Buildings has issued a series of new regulations to tighten citywide crane safety, including requiring a "lift... Read more
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DNA Info
TriBeCa's 30-Old Pakistan Tea House is Closed For Goodrequest for comment, but he told blog Tribeca Citizen that "unfortunately due t
TriBeCa's 30-Old Pakistan Tea House is Closed For Good
DNA Info / Posted 20 days ago
request for comment, but he told blog Tribeca Citizen that "unfortunately due to the violations on the building from the Department of Buildings, it is very highly unlikely for us to get gas to the space and therefore we had to close our... Read more
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DNA Info
Traffic Disrupted After Bricks Fall From Murray Hill Townhouse: Officials136 E. 38th Street at Lexington Avenue at about 4:15 p.m., a fire department sp
Traffic Disrupted After Bricks Fall From Murray Hill Townhouse: Officials
DNA Info / Posted 20 days ago
136 E. 38th Street at Lexington Avenue at about 4:15 p.m., a fire department spokesman said. No one was injured and the Department of Buildings was asked to inspect the stability of the building. The street was reopened to traffic by 6:30 p.m.,... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Inventor's smoking gun | Lancman lets loose | J-51 time bomb | CFB disses mayorwas safer and more cost-effective than tower cranes for erecting midsize buildi
Inventor's smoking gun | Lancman lets loose | J-51 time bomb | CFB disses mayor
Crain's New York Business / Posted 21 days ago
was safer and more cost-effective than tower cranes for erecting midsize buildings. His dream was dashed in 2013 when the Department of Buildings revoked its approval of his invention. Then came salt in the wound: A missive by the buildings... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Crane inventor gives his side of the city's ban—and backs it upcould really fill a need in the industry. When I presented my prototype to the
Crane inventor gives his side of the city's ban—and backs it up
Crain's New York Business / Posted 21 days ago
could really fill a need in the industry. When I presented my prototype to the Cranes and Derricks Unit of the city's Department of Buildings, I asked the agency to evaluate and categorize the Skypicker so I could have it manufactured. I was... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City stops work on Manhattan luxury-apartment towerfirm Fosun Group, ran afoul of complex laws governing the size of a small outdo
City stops work on Manhattan luxury-apartment tower
Crain's New York Business / Posted 22 days ago
firm Fosun Group, ran afoul of complex laws governing the size of a small outdoor space, an inspector from the city’s Department of Buildings found. In this case, the space is on the second floor and is called an outer court. According to the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The little loophole helping developers build their supertall towers even higherfrom the buildable residential space. But it isn't a free pass, either. "Mechan
The little loophole helping developers build their supertall towers even higher
Crain's New York Business / Posted 23 days ago
from the buildable residential space. But it isn't a free pass, either. "Mechanical space is closely scrutinized by the Department of Buildings," Korbey said. "It must truly function as mechanical equipment." To raise his Sutton Place... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City stops work on Manhattan luxury-apartment towerran afoul of complex laws governing how small a yard between the street and a b
City stops work on Manhattan luxury-apartment tower
Crain's New York Business / Posted 23 days ago
ran afoul of complex laws governing how small a yard between the street and a building can be, an inspector from the city’s Department of Buildings found. According to the law, the yard needs to be at least 10 feet wide. The project is now on hold... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Minimum age to buy cigarettes in Chicago increases to 21 starting Fridaytobacco enforcement unit, a joint initiative by the business affairs department
Minimum age to buy cigarettes in Chicago increases to 21 starting Friday
Chicago Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
tobacco enforcement unit, a joint initiative by the business affairs department, the Chicago Police Department and the Department of Buildings, will oversee the enforcement of the new laws. The City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's set of... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City Buildings Department to finally stop pushing paper, will roll out $29.6M state-of-the-art systemThe city Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler at a recent Crain's
City Buildings Department to finally stop pushing paper, will roll out $29.6M state-of-the-art system
Crain's New York Business / Posted 28 days ago
The city Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler at a recent Crain's event. The city’s Department of Buildings is set to roll out a $29.6 million, state-of the-art computer system this summer that will eventually replace an outdated... Read more
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Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal
Mosquito control efforts ramp up in response to Zika threatcan prevent the spread of Zika is by controlling mosquito populations by local
Mosquito control efforts ramp up in response to Zika threat
Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
can prevent the spread of Zika is by controlling mosquito populations by local mosquito control units. In Gloucester, the Department of Buildings and Grounds oversees the county’s mosquito control services. According to the department’s... Read more
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New York Post
National Geographic is bringing sharks to Times Squareand engineers who typically have informal discussions about potential projects
National Geographic is bringing sharks to Times Square
New York Post / Posted 29 days ago
and engineers who typically have informal discussions about potential projects with agencies such as the New York City Department of Buildings and City Planning have to not only register as lobbyists but also disclose their fees and their... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Feeling jilted over stilted skyscraperexpert George Janes, who's been hired by Sky House, noted the height-raising de
Feeling jilted over stilted skyscraper
Crain's New York Business / Posted a month ago
expert George Janes, who's been hired by Sky House, noted the height-raising design in an April 25 letter to the Department of Buildings. "The proposed building has an extremely large 'structural void,'" he wrote in a complaint being... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Why the city shut down the Skypicker craneTo the Editor: Your recent editorial on the “Skypicker” crane was woefully mis
Why the city shut down the Skypicker crane
Crain's New York Business / Posted 1 months ago
To the Editor: Your recent editorial on the “Skypicker” crane was woefully misinformed. The Department of Buildings has repeatedly asked Skypicker to demonstrate that the device meets New York City crane safety standards, which prohibit unsafe... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Trump Tower fined over missing bench after the presumptive GOP nominee skips hearingstore hours. The atrium has been closed for press conferences so many times dur
Trump Tower fined over missing bench after the presumptive GOP nominee skips hearing
Crain's New York Business / Posted 1 months ago
store hours. The atrium has been closed for press conferences so many times during the presidential campaign that the Department of Buildings is investigating whether Trump has violated his agreement with the city. Until the bench is... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
Are soaring building expansions like this one on their way to Queens neighborhoods?are concerned that more of the same could be coming across to the Queens side.
Are soaring building expansions like this one on their way to Queens neighborhoods?
Times Newsweekly / Posted 1 months ago
are concerned that more of the same could be coming across to the Queens side. According to documents filed with the Department of Buildings (DOB), the owners of 396 Cornelia St. filed for — and were approved for — expanding the existing... Read more

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