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Crain's New York Business
City indicts Upper West Side building owner for crumbling façade that killed toddlersix stories to regularly hire a licensed professional to examine façade and ext
City indicts Upper West Side building owner for crumbling façade that killed toddler
Crain's New York Business / Posted 2 days ago
six stories to regularly hire a licensed professional to examine façade and exterior walls and report conditions to the Department of Buildings. "When you own a building, you have a responsibility to maintain it—you don't just get to cash the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Owners of Queens city-financed affordable-housing condos sue developer over construction defectstwo aspects of Waters Edge's design violate the city's building code, even thou
Owners of Queens city-financed affordable-housing condos sue developer over construction defects
Crain's New York Business / Posted 3 days ago
two aspects of Waters Edge's design violate the city's building code, even though the plans were approved by the city's Department of Buildings. For example, a valve to shut off the water supply to the apartments should be located in each unit,... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Police recover firearm after search in Clifton185 Park Hill Ave. Several residents added that their gas was shut off at the
Police recover firearm after search in Clifton
Staten Island Advance / Posted 4 days ago
185 Park Hill Ave. Several residents added that their gas was shut off at the same time as the operation. National Grid was on the scene, and a spokesperson said the gas at 185 Park Hill Ave. was shut at the request of the Department of Buil... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Police search for suspect in Clifton WednesdayNational Grid was on the scene, and a spokesperson said the gas at 185 Park Hil
Police search for suspect in Clifton Wednesday
Staten Island Advance / Posted 4 days ago
National Grid was on the scene, and a spokesperson said the gas at 185 Park Hill Ave. was shut at the request of the Department of Buildings. Emergency radio transmissions indicated that a male suspect ran inside one of the apartments with a... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Labor leader given soapbox on construction deathsCrain’s recently reported on the manner in which the city's Department of Build
Labor leader given soapbox on construction deaths
Crain's New York Business / Posted 5 days ago
Crain’s recently reported on the manner in which the city's Department of Buildings accounts for deaths on construction sites in the city ("Despite safety push, many worksite deaths go uncounted"). The article did a good job at reporting some of the... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Architect working on NYC skyscraper roof fell to his deathlanding between 52nd and 53rd streets and suffered severe trauma to his body. H
Architect working on NYC skyscraper roof fell to his death
Lake Placid News / Posted 8 days ago
landing between 52nd and 53rd streets and suffered severe trauma to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Calls to the Department of Buildings were not answered on Saturday. This story corrects the spelling to Travalja, instead of Travel... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Architect from Ridgewood working on NYC skyscraper roof fell to his deathhad three children. Police said Travalja fell on a second-floor landing betwee
Architect from Ridgewood working on NYC skyscraper roof fell to his death
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
had three children. Police said Travalja fell on a second-floor landing between 52nd and 53rd streets and suffered severe trauma to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Calls to the Department of Buildings were not answered on Sat... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Architect gets dizzy on roof of building, fallshad three children. Police said Travalja fell on a second-floor landing betwee
Architect gets dizzy on roof of building, falls
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 8 days ago
had three children. Police said Travalja fell on a second-floor landing between 52nd and 53rd streets and suffered severe trauma to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Calls to the Department of Buildings were not answered on Sat... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Architect from Ridgewood gets dizzy on roof of NYC building, falls to his deathhad three children. Police said Travalja fell on a second-floor landing betwee
Architect from Ridgewood gets dizzy on roof of NYC building, falls to his death
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
had three children. Police said Travalja fell on a second-floor landing between 52nd and 53rd streets and suffered severe trauma to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Calls to the Department of Buildings were not answered on Sat... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Labor leaders condemn de Blasio for 'callously overlooking' construction deathsparticularly to every family member of those workers whose lives were lost but
Labor leaders condemn de Blasio for 'callously overlooking' construction deaths
Crain's New York Business / Posted 9 days ago
particularly to every family member of those workers whose lives were lost but not deemed worthy of being counted by the Department of Buildings,” said Geiger, referring to a statement by the mayor's spokesman. De Blasio has enjoyed a tight... Read more
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FOX News
Architect Dies In Fall From New York City SkyscraperPolice and the New York City Department of Buildings were investigating after a
Architect Dies In Fall From New York City Skyscraper
FOX News / Posted 9 days ago
Police and the New York City Department of Buildings were investigating after an architect accidentally fell to his death from the roof of a New York City skyscraper, according to reports. Bruno Travalja, 52, the owner of a New Jersey architectural... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Waldorf's new owner vows to work with city on preserving hotel interiorthe commission because the alterations are expected to be significant and could
Waldorf's new owner vows to work with city on preserving hotel interior
Crain's New York Business / Posted 9 days ago
the commission because the alterations are expected to be significant and could affect the outside of the hotel. The city Department of Buildings would also have to sign off on any plan. The conservancy sent an e-mail earlier this month to its... Read more
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Daily Mail
Horror as architect, 52, falls to his death from Manhattan skyscraperfell from 42th floor Thursday afternoon Travalja, owner of an architectural fi
Horror as architect, 52, falls to his death from Manhattan skyscraper
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
fell from 42th floor Thursday afternoon Travalja, owner of an architectural firm, was pronounced dead at the scene Department Of Buildings and NYPD are investigating what led to the fall Sources say he was working at the site; knelt down,... Read more
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Swissinfo
Waldorf’s New Owner Vows to Work With NYC on Deco Preservationthe commission because the alterations are expected to be significant and could
Waldorf’s New Owner Vows to Work With NYC on Deco Preservation
Swissinfo / Posted 10 days ago
the commission because the alterations are expected to be significant and could affect the outside of the hotel. The city Department of Buildings would also have to sign off on any plan. Commission Urged The conservancy sent an e-mail earlier... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Construction worker dies in fall from midtown high-rise: sourceon the Avenue of the Americans, according to a police source. The fall happene
Construction worker dies in fall from midtown high-rise: source
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 10 days ago
on the Avenue of the Americans, according to a police source. The fall happened at 135 West 52nd St., the address of a condominium, according to the city’s Department of Buildings. The man was pronounced dead on the scene, according to th... Read more
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New York Post
This is the grossest thing you'll see todaythe rescue or how many dead pigeons are in the house. News of the pigeon hoard
This is the grossest thing you'll see today
New York Post / Posted 10 days ago
the rescue or how many dead pigeons are in the house. News of the pigeon hoarding caught flight when the Nassau County Department of Buildings went to the residence for an unrelated issue and noticed the condition. They notified the NCSPCA who... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
Glendale group continues fight to stop homeless shelterthat time, the coalition met with an architect who is very familiar with the Ne
Glendale group continues fight to stop homeless shelter
Times Newsweekly / Posted 11 days ago
that time, the coalition met with an architect who is very familiar with the New York City zoning laws and Department of Buildings (DOB) regulations and requirements to view the proposed shelter plans. As a result of the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
De Blasio brushes off incomplete count of construction deathsDOB versus OSHA and differences of reporting," the mayor said at an unrelated p
De Blasio brushes off incomplete count of construction deaths
Crain's New York Business / Posted 12 days ago
DOB versus OSHA and differences of reporting," the mayor said at an unrelated press conference, referring to the Department of Buildings and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. "That’s normal division of labor... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
De Blasio brushes off incomplete count of construction deathsDOB versus OSHA and differences of reporting," the mayor said at an unrelated p
De Blasio brushes off incomplete count of construction deaths
Crain's New York Business / Posted 12 days ago
DOB versus OSHA and differences of reporting," the mayor said at an unrelated press conference, referring to the Department of Buildings and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. "That’s normal division of labor... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Crain's Hall of Fame | City construction deaths | Hillary Clinton has pneumoniaof Fame | City construction deaths | Hillary Clinton has pneumoniaCrain's unvei
Crain's Hall of Fame | City construction deaths | Hillary Clinton has pneumonia
Crain's New York Business / Posted 14 days ago
of Fame | City construction deaths | Hillary Clinton has pneumoniaCrain's unveiled this year's Hall of Fame inductees. The Department of Buildings, which regulates construction, only tracks deaths that involve violations of the city's construction... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Despite safety push, many worksite deaths go uncountedagencies. In fact, the tragedy did not even make the city’s official tally of c
Despite safety push, many worksite deaths go uncounted
Crain's New York Business / Posted 14 days ago
agencies. In fact, the tragedy did not even make the city’s official tally of construction deaths in 2015. The Department of Buildings, which regulates construction, only tracks deaths that involve violations of the city’s construction... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Fake ‘vermin control’ letters demanding payment sent to NYC residentsby “Vermin Control of New York” which look like official Health Department docu
Fake ‘vermin control’ letters demanding payment sent to NYC residents
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 22 days ago
by “Vermin Control of New York” which look like official Health Department documents and bear a signature from a former Department of Buildings Commissioner, according to a news release. A copy of a fake “vermin control” letter sent to... Read more
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FOX News
NYC building inspectors reportedly find huge excavation in backyardexcavation underneath what looked like a backyard patio. The New York Daily Ne
NYC building inspectors reportedly find huge excavation in backyard
FOX News / Posted 23 days ago
excavation underneath what looked like a backyard patio. The New York Daily News reported Friday that the New York City Department of Buildings busted a building owner, identified as Joseph Ienco, who had dug seven feet down into the backyard... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Man creates fake backyard in West Village to cover up secret excavationdebris into trucks outside, which would then haul the debris away. Those neighb
Man creates fake backyard in West Village to cover up secret excavation
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 23 days ago
debris into trucks outside, which would then haul the debris away. Those neighbors filed a number of complaints to the Department of Buildings, which sent people out to investigate. They discovered quite the operation. Hidden underneath a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Inspectors find seven-foot deep illegal excavation in NYClandmarked building along with a shared wall between 35 and 37 Perry Street Sh
Inspectors find seven-foot deep illegal excavation in NYC
Daily Mail / Posted 23 days ago
landmarked building along with a shared wall between 35 and 37 Perry Street Share this article Inspectors from the Department of Buildings (DOB) responded to a complaint on Monday and day laborers hiding at the site eventually gave them... Read more
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NBC New York
Hidden, Illegal Excavation Found in West Villageconcealed an elaborate - and unpermitted - excavation that threatened a buildin
Hidden, Illegal Excavation Found in West Village
NBC New York / Posted 24 days ago
concealed an elaborate - and unpermitted - excavation that threatened a building's safety, city officials said. The Department of Buildings uncovered the work at 35 Perry St. on Monday. Photos released by the department show a detailed... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Bennington DMV to move onto Main Streetat the Depot Street lot had become an issue, according to Allen Palmer, propert
Bennington DMV to move onto Main Street
Bennington Banner / Posted 24 days ago
at the Depot Street lot had become an issue, according to Allen Palmer, property management specialist with the state Department of Buildings and General Services (DBGS). "At the new site, there's a pretty big parking lot out back, parking... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Oddo implores city agencies to stop dangerous projectthe crosswalk," he said. While Oddo faulted the developer, he also called on t
Oddo implores city agencies to stop dangerous project
Staten Island Advance / Posted 25 days ago
the crosswalk," he said. While Oddo faulted the developer, he also called on the city Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Buildings (DOB) and Planning Department to cry foul to the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), which will... Read more
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DNA Info
Hashtag Bar Shutters Again to Make Upgrades to Building and Change Nameviolations from the past, including a 2015 $1,500 fine for failure to get a new
Hashtag Bar Shutters Again to Make Upgrades to Building and Change Name
DNA Info / Posted 28 days ago
violations from the past, including a 2015 $1,500 fine for failure to get a new certificate of occupancy, according to Department of Buildings records. Instead of just fixing the violations one by one while they stay open, the new owners... Read more

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