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Crain's New York Business
Related chairman praises rise of nonunion workers, and organized labor strikes backis being built with union labor. But Ross said he could not profitably build af
Related chairman praises rise of nonunion workers, and organized labor strikes back
Crain's New York Business / Posted 10 hours ago
is being built with union labor. But Ross said he could not profitably build affordable housing with union workers. The Department of Buildings does not track which construction job sites are union, so there is no undisputed number for the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Construction firm proposes mandatory harnesses for workers in New Yorkalways hooked into something. OSHA confirmed its current regulations but did n
Construction firm proposes mandatory harnesses for workers in New York
Crain's New York Business / Posted 12 hours ago
always hooked into something. OSHA confirmed its current regulations but did not comment on Gilbane’s proposal. The city Department of Buildings, which is responsible for the safety of the physical construction site, supported any push to... Read more
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WPTZ Burlington
Surplus Vermont state equipment up for auctionThe Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services is holding its annual
Surplus Vermont state equipment up for auction
WPTZ Burlington / Posted yesterday
The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services is holding its annual surplus auction. The auction was scheduled for May 7 at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. It will be held at the Agency of Transportation's central garage on U.S. Route... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Related chairman praises rise of nonunion workers and organized labor strikes backis being built with union labor. But Ross said he could not profitably build af
Related chairman praises rise of nonunion workers and organized labor strikes back
Crain's New York Business / Posted 2 days ago
is being built with union labor. But Ross said he could not profitably build affordable housing with union workers. The Department of Buildings does not track which construction job sites are union, so there is no undisputed number for the... Read more
4 related stories
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Staten Island Advance
With tear-downs on the way, 5-story apartment building coming to Stapleton blockSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A development company has filed plans with the city Depa
With tear-downs on the way, 5-story apartment building coming to Stapleton block
Staten Island Advance / Posted 3 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A development company has filed plans with the city Department of Buildings to construct a five-story building on Prospect Street in Stapleton with first-floor retail space and community facilities and 44 upscale apartments,... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Construction workers attend Mass honoring dead colleaguesin English and Spanish. He said, "We're all equal in death. Somos iguales en la
Construction workers attend Mass honoring dead colleagues
Lake Placid News / Posted 5 days ago
in English and Spanish. He said, "We're all equal in death. Somos iguales en la muerte." According to the city's Department of Buildings, deaths at construction sites rose from eight in 2014 to 12 in 2015. Those figures represent the... Read more
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Island Packet
Construction workers attend Mass honoring dead colleaguesin English and Spanish. He said, "We're all equal in death. Somos iguales en la
Construction workers attend Mass honoring dead colleagues
Island Packet / Posted 6 days ago
in English and Spanish. He said, "We're all equal in death. Somos iguales en la muerte." According to the city's Department of Buildings, deaths at construction sites rose from eight in 2014 to 12 in 2015. Those figures represent the... Read more
3 related stories
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Crain's Chicago Business
City shuts down General Iron scrap yard, but owner vows to reopencalling the controversial operation dangerous and unsafe. Yet the owner of the
City shuts down General Iron scrap yard, but owner vows to reopen
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
calling the controversial operation dangerous and unsafe. Yet the owner of the metal facility is vowing to reopen. Department of Buildings inspectors issued an order to General Iron Industries yesterday that lists a wide range of code... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NY hardhats attend workers' Memorial Day MassDay. The ceremony began with a bagpipe-accompanied procession at the Fifth Ave
NY hardhats attend workers' Memorial Day Mass
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 6 days ago
Day. The ceremony began with a bagpipe-accompanied procession at the Fifth Avenue cathedral. According to the city's Department of Buildings, worker deaths rose from eight to 12 between 2014 and 2015. The number of injuries almost doubled,... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYC construction workers attend Mass honoring their deadjoin thousands of unionized workers Thursday for the Mass that falls on Workers
NYC construction workers attend Mass honoring their dead
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 6 days ago
join thousands of unionized workers Thursday for the Mass that falls on Workers' Memorial Day. According to the city's Department of Buildings, worker deaths rose from eight to 12 between 2014 and 2015. The number of injuries almost doubled,... Read more
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New York Magazine
Queens Supermarket Learns the Hard Way It’s Illegal to Move a Bus Stop Without Permissionthat it’ll be moving the sign for the Q19 and Q49 buses back to its original lo
Queens Supermarket Learns the Hard Way It’s Illegal to Move a Bus Stop Without Permission
New York Magazine / Posted 6 days ago
that it’ll be moving the sign for the Q19 and Q49 buses back to its original location and will be issuing violations. The Department of Buildings tells the paper the store’s owner didn’t apply for the curb cut, either. Local politicians were... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Want a free inspection of your deck, porch or retaining wall?STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city Department of Buildings (DOB) will launch its a
Want a free inspection of your deck, porch or retaining wall?
Staten Island Advance / Posted 6 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city Department of Buildings (DOB) will launch its annual deck, porch and retaining wall inspection program from May 15 to June 25, giving Staten Island homeowners the opportunity for a free, no-penalty inspection. "The... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Landlord sues residential brokerage for nonpayment of rentreal estate database CoStar. Earlier this year, the landlord filed renovation p
Landlord sues residential brokerage for nonpayment of rent
Crain's New York Business / Posted 6 days ago
real estate database CoStar. Earlier this year, the landlord filed renovation permits for those same floors with the city's Department of Buildings. Belvedere also filed a concurrent suit in New York Supreme Court against Andrew Heiberger, chief... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Landlord sues Town Residential for nonpayment of rentreal estate database CoStar. Earlier this year, the landlord filed renovation p
Landlord sues Town Residential for nonpayment of rent
Crain's New York Business / Posted 7 days ago
real estate database CoStar. Earlier this year, the landlord filed renovation permits for those same floors with the city's Department of Buildings. Belvedere also filed a concurrent suit in New York Supreme Court against Andrew Heiberger, chief... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City levies fines, but fails to collect over half-billion from landlordsby Cooper Square because they did not require payment. Croman's firm was able
City levies fines, but fails to collect over half-billion from landlords
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
by Cooper Square because they did not require payment. Croman's firm was able to keep doing construction work because the Department of Buildings looks only at whether the offending condition has been remedied. Buildings said it can't hold up new... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Two engineers banned by the city Buildings DepartmentThe city banned two construction engineers who submitted falsified plans to the
Two engineers banned by the city Buildings Department
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
The city banned two construction engineers who submitted falsified plans to the Department of Buildings and signed off on unsafe blueprints—sometimes without even reviewing them—officials announced Tuesday. "These individuals abused their privileges... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City plans to appeal case that favored crane-operator unionhad little to do with safety. He struck down the city's rule changes based on a
City plans to appeal case that favored crane-operator union
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
had little to do with safety. He struck down the city's rule changes based on a set of contradictory statements the Department of Buildings made in 2009. It opposed a proposal from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Don't take chances with New York City's crane operatorsNew York City has had such a rigorous system; it is required under our building
Don't take chances with New York City's crane operators
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
New York City has had such a rigorous system; it is required under our building code. Crane operators licensed by the Department of Buildings are some of the best in the world. That is not luck, but the result of a longstanding crane licensing... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Queens bus stop mysteriously moves down blockShe noticed the sign and that the nearby vacant lot had been cleared. Neighbor
Queens bus stop mysteriously moves down block
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 9 days ago
She noticed the sign and that the nearby vacant lot had been cleared. Neighbors also made 311 calls and the the NYC Department of Buildings issued violations for work being done without a permit, including creating a new curb entrance to the... Read more
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New York Post
Beyonce’s flashing butt is keeping people up at nightspokesman Damaris Olivo said the agency is investigating. In addition, digital
Beyonce’s flashing butt is keeping people up at night
New York Post / Posted 10 days ago
spokesman Damaris Olivo said the agency is investigating. In addition, digital signs require permits from the city Department of Buildings, which Topshop never applied for or obtained, records show. Locals also feel that the historic area... Read more
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New York Post
Worker dies at West Village condo construction siteneck and back injuries. EMS rushed him to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was pro
Worker dies at West Village condo construction site
New York Post / Posted 12 days ago
neck and back injuries. EMS rushed him to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The building has seven open violations with the city’s Department of Buildings, four of which are considered “immediately hazardous,” records indi... Read more
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Slate
Help! My Husband Picks Up Hitchhikers and Is Going to Get Us All Killed.we can compromise without losing our backyard? A: According to Brick Undergrou
Help! My Husband Picks Up Hitchhikers and Is Going to Get Us All Killed.
Slate / Posted 15 days ago
we can compromise without losing our backyard? A: According to Brick Underground, a New York real estate blog, New York’s Department of Buildings states that it’s “legal to build a shed of up to 120 square feet in your yard without adding any... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
New craft beer bar Craft Culture is coming to Ridgewooda bar and eatery. “I’m hoping for mid-June, but it could be pushed back to lat
New craft beer bar Craft Culture is coming to Ridgewood
Times Newsweekly / Posted 20 days ago
a bar and eatery. “I’m hoping for mid-June, but it could be pushed back to late August,” Andrade said. “It depends on the Department of Buildings and on how soon they get things approved. The utility companies have to come and upgrade all the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Building atop an existing Upper West Side rental buildingto the city's housing shortage by adapting sites and improving existing propert
Building atop an existing Upper West Side rental building
Crain's New York Business / Posted 20 days ago
to the city's housing shortage by adapting sites and improving existing properties. Their plan has been approved by the Department of Buildings and they are awaiting a final review of "site safety logistics," before starting A lawsuit, then a... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Heads up! Your Community Board meetings next weekfor certification of a restoration plan and to authorize alteration of steep sl
Heads up! Your Community Board meetings next week
Staten Island Advance / Posted 25 days ago
for certification of a restoration plan and to authorize alteration of steep slope. The actions are requested to remove a Department of Buildings violation and legalize the unauthorized construction of a masonry stairway and landing in steep slope... Read more
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Daily Mail
Roman Abramovich has plans for $78million NY mansion REJECTEDfacade of one building, remove the party walls separating all three buildings a
Roman Abramovich has plans for $78million NY mansion REJECTED
Daily Mail / Posted 27 days ago
facade of one building, remove the party walls separating all three buildings and add a rooftop garden The New York City Department of Buildings has already rejected his plans and now the Landmarks Commission rejected it too. At the hearing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Man Dies From Suspected Elephant AttackSenior Superintendent Mojaboswa Mathitha said they received a call from an eyew
Man Dies From Suspected Elephant Attack
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
Senior Superintendent Mojaboswa Mathitha said they received a call from an eyewitness after finding the body near the Department of Buildings and Engineering Services (DBES), and upon getting there they suspected an elephant attack, looking at... Read more
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New York Post
Russian billionaire’s mega-mansion can’t get off the groundmonth, the Chelsea FC owner, who plunked down $78 million to buy 11, 13, and 15
Russian billionaire’s mega-mansion can’t get off the ground
New York Post / Posted 28 days ago
month, the Chelsea FC owner, who plunked down $78 million to buy 11, 13, and 15 E. 75th St., hit a snag when the Department of Buildings turned down his plan to combine the houses. Then, on Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
Mayor urged to keep Glendale shelter site as factorySamaritan Village to build the shelter on the former industrial site. After pre
Mayor urged to keep Glendale shelter site as factory
Times Newsweekly / Posted 28 days ago
Samaritan Village to build the shelter on the former industrial site. After previous rejections of building plans, the Department of Buildings recently approved plans by the owners to have the site renovated as a “transient hotel” with up to 85... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Residents plagued by leaky roof, standing water in South Side apartmentthe landlord will be in court soon to address these violations as well as other
Residents plagued by leaky roof, standing water in South Side apartment
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 28 days ago
the landlord will be in court soon to address these violations as well as others. They issued a statement saying: The Department of Buildings takes problem buildings seriously and works every day to hold landlords responsible for failure to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buildings Belong to GovernmentMaele stated that the buildings were acquired by government at a combined sum o
Buildings Belong to Government
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
Maele stated that the buildings were acquired by government at a combined sum of P93.9 million and were inspected by the Department of Buildings and Engineering Services prior to their purchase.However, he said the buildings had structural... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
National Health Institute Houses Not Yet CompleteMadigele stated that currently the procuring entity which is the Ministry of In
National Health Institute Houses Not Yet Complete
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
Madigele stated that currently the procuring entity which is the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and the department of Buildings and Engineering Services are finaliSing the tender document for floating to complete the outstanding... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
City building inspector charged with trying to extort building ownerrecognizance after appearing in federal court. Uribe is employed as a building
City building inspector charged with trying to extort building owner
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
recognizance after appearing in federal court. Uribe is employed as a building and construction inspector for the city's Department of Buildings, according to the complaint. City records show Uribe's salary is $78,000 a year. A statement from... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cause of fatal fire: 'Careless use of smoking materials'the elevator, which had an unlocked "apartment-style" door through which the fi
Cause of fatal fire: 'Careless use of smoking materials'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
the elevator, which had an unlocked "apartment-style" door through which the firefighter fell, according to Chicago Department of Buildings records and fire officials. "It didn't look like he suffered anything extremely serious from the... Read more
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New York Magazine
Gay Synagogue Moves From the West Village, But Takes Its Rich Civil-Rights History With Ithis strange, awful illness, still unnamed. Near the baseboard of the single-sex
Gay Synagogue Moves From the West Village, But Takes Its Rich Civil-Rights History With It
New York Magazine / Posted 1 months ago
his strange, awful illness, still unnamed. Near the baseboard of the single-sex bathroom, an official notice from the Department of Buildings is a masterpiece of poignant bureaucratese: “Where the conventional definition of gender is no longer... Read more

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