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Staten Island Advance
Quality of life: Unstable Midland Beach bungalowon scene that the left wall, in addition to other areas of the home, were signi
Quality of life: Unstable Midland Beach bungalow
Staten Island Advance / Posted 2 days ago
on scene that the left wall, in addition to other areas of the home, were significantly leaning to the left. The Department of Buildings (DOB) is currently on scene investigating the structural stability of the building, a DOB spokesman... Read more
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Garden City News
Need preservation law | May 27, 2016he knew nothing of the house's historic designation but he did learn the house
Need preservation law | May 27, 2016
Garden City News / Posted 3 days ago
he knew nothing of the house's historic designation but he did learn the house could be demolished when he visited the Department of Buildings. The architect attended a least one meeting held by the Garden City Historical Society wherein 104... Read more
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Daily Mail
Boy, 4, dies after plunging 50ft down elevator shaft in New Yorka member of staff is thought to have made an exception so the family could fetc
Boy, 4, dies after plunging 50ft down elevator shaft in New York
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
a member of staff is thought to have made an exception so the family could fetch belongings from the car. New York City's Department of Buildings is investigating. MOST WATCHED NEWS VIDEOS Kid stands up to bully and amazingly takes him down... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Judith Frydland – Commissioner, Chicago Department of BuildingsJudith Frydland, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Buildings, appears a
City Club of Chicago: Judith Frydland – Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
Judith Frydland, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Buildings, appears at the City Club of Chicago, May 24, 2016 (City Club of Chicago) May 24, 2016 Judith Frydland – Commissioner – Chicago Department of Buildings Judy Frydland serves as... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The narrow interests of the few make the city more expensive and less safeunion justifies on the grounds that operating cranes in the city is dangerous.
The narrow interests of the few make the city more expensive and less safe
Crain's New York Business / Posted 5 days ago
union justifies on the grounds that operating cranes in the city is dangerous. Then in 2013, without warning, the city’s Department of Buildings revoked the Skypicker’s approval and demanded Mooney start from scratch. Having spent $2.5 million so... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Neighbors fume over trashy lot amid posh Todt Hill homesto grind with me," Esposito said. "Tell them to get a life." The Iron Hills Ci
Neighbors fume over trashy lot amid posh Todt Hill homes
Staten Island Advance / Posted 5 days ago
to grind with me," Esposito said. "Tell them to get a life." The Iron Hills Civic Association sent a letter to the city Department of Buildings about the property in April. The agency made a complaint about the fence in response but on May 10... Read more
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DNA Info
Why New School Seats Aren’t Keeping Pace With City's Housing Boomconstruction booms across the boroughs, many parents worry that school construc
Why New School Seats Aren’t Keeping Pace With City's Housing Boom
DNA Info / Posted 11 days ago
construction booms across the boroughs, many parents worry that school construction isn’t keeping pace. The city’s Department of Buildings authorized permits for more than 56,500 new residential units in nearly 2,000 buildings in 2015 — an... Read more
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DNA Info
Underground Railroad Home Owner Threatens to Leave Site 'Disfiguredportrait of the years-long battle between preservationists and Mamounas, as wel
Underground Railroad Home Owner Threatens to Leave Site 'Disfigured
DNA Info / Posted 11 days ago
portrait of the years-long battle between preservationists and Mamounas, as well as omitting the fact that the city’s Department of Buildings mistakenly gave the owner permission to add the fifth floor back in 2005. Mitzner maintained the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Why is this little construction crane illegal in New York City?five Skypickers sit idle in an Astoria warehouse. After initially approving the
Why is this little construction crane illegal in New York City?
Crain's New York Business / Posted 13 days ago
five Skypickers sit idle in an Astoria warehouse. After initially approving the Skypicker for use in New York City, the Department of Buildings reversed course, and with resistance from the union representing the city’s tower crane operators,... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City buries breakthrough crane | Weisbrod eying exit? | Weiner's back | Political 'shorts' are hotcrane a shot, and it worked brilliantly. But, after protests by a union that st
City buries breakthrough crane | Weisbrod eying exit? | Weiner's back | Political 'shorts' are hot
Crain's New York Business / Posted 13 days ago
crane a shot, and it worked brilliantly. But, after protests by a union that stood to lose jobs to the Skypicker, the Department of Buildings reversed its position. The machine was effectively banned, and the union got City Councilman Ben... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
East Village landlord arrested on criminal charges, also sued over tenant harassmentto Schneiderman, Croman would instruct his contractors to perform work without
East Village landlord arrested on criminal charges, also sued over tenant harassment
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
to Schneiderman, Croman would instruct his contractors to perform work without a permit in an effort to avoid city Department of Buildings oversight. In one case, when an inspector did show up, Croman instructed his employees to lock all... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Why is this little construction crane illegal in New York Cityfive Skypickers sit idle in an Astoria warehouse. After initially approving the
Why is this little construction crane illegal in New York City
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
five Skypickers sit idle in an Astoria warehouse. After initially approving the Skypicker for use in New York City, the Department of Buildings reversed course, and with resistance from the union representing the city’s tower crane operators,... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Bureaucracy—yeah, you, Buildings Department—crushes small businesses, report saysFirst on that list is a call for clear timelines for permit approval and measur
Bureaucracy—yeah, you, Buildings Department—crushes small businesses, report says
Crain's New York Business / Posted 18 days ago
First on that list is a call for clear timelines for permit approval and measures to hold city agencies to them. The Department of Buildings ranked as the most maligned city agency in the commission's recent survey of hundreds of local... Read more
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New York Post
A look inside the weirdest tax scofflawsthe bill was for the prior owner. Most apartment buildings have just one water
A look inside the weirdest tax scofflaws
New York Post / Posted 19 days ago
the bill was for the prior owner. Most apartment buildings have just one water meter. When one is converted to condos, the Department of Buildings creates a 7500 lot to host all of the property’s construction permits, elevators, fire inspections... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
East Village landlord arrested on criminal charges, also sued over tenant harassmentto Schneiderman, Croman would instruct his contractors to perform work without
East Village landlord arrested on criminal charges, also sued over tenant harassment
Crain's New York Business / Posted 19 days ago
to Schneiderman, Croman would instruct his contractors to perform work without a permit in an effort to avoid city Department of Buildings oversight. In one case, when an inspector did show up, Croman instructed his employees to lock all... Read more
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New York Magazine
Notoriously Terrible New York Landlord Charged With 20 Feloniesaccording to the lawsuit, his companies did work without the proper permits; he
Notoriously Terrible New York Landlord Charged With 20 Felonies
New York Magazine / Posted 20 days ago
according to the lawsuit, his companies did work without the proper permits; he’d also tell his employees to ignore Department of Buildings orders to stop working. The Department of Health found lots of violations too: It detected... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
East Village landlord arrested on criminal charges, also sued over tenant harassmentto Schneiderman, Croman would instruct his contractors to perform work without
East Village landlord arrested on criminal charges, also sued over tenant harassment
Crain's New York Business / Posted 20 days ago
to Schneiderman, Croman would instruct his contractors to perform work without a permit in an effort to avoid city Department of Buildings oversight. In one case, when an inspector did show up, Croman instructed his employees to lock all... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Opening of new state police barracks in Westminster delayednow-obsolete barracks in Rockingham and West Brattleboro. Bob Rea, director of
Opening of new state police barracks in Westminster delayed
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 20 days ago
now-obsolete barracks in Rockingham and West Brattleboro. Bob Rea, director of facilities and operations for the state Department of Buildings and General Services, says the barracks is essentially completed but the project is on hold until... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Construction firm proposes mandatory harnesses for workers in New Yorkfrom the federal six-foot rule. OSHA confirmed its current regulations but did
Construction firm proposes mandatory harnesses for workers in New York
Crain's New York Business / Posted 24 days ago
from the federal six-foot rule. 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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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 25 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
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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 25 days 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 26 days ago
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 27 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
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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 28 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 a month 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 a month 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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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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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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