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New York Post
Investigators probe speeding in deadly NYC bus collisionon Monday morning maybe on their way to work and out of nowhere, this happens,”
New York Post / Posted 2 days ago
on Monday morning maybe on their way to work and out of nowhere, this happens,” de Blasio said. De Blasio noted that the Department of Buildings is surveying the damaged building that the bus struck. “The impact of this collision on the building... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
City wants to track 'zombie' homes -- but it's complicatedwhen they present safety hazards to the public. This happens if owners ignore v
Staten Island Advance / Posted 2 days ago
when they present safety hazards to the public. This happens if owners ignore violations and warnings issued by HPD or the Department of Buildings, known as DOB. "It would be triggered by the inspection performed by either the Department of... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Problems plague apartment complex in East Harlemone of many problems at the East River Apartments. We checked city records and
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 7 days ago
one of many problems at the East River Apartments. We checked city records and found there are 205 open violations with the Department of Buildings. The front door locks are broken in all seven buildings. Tenants say the locks haven’t worked for at... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Amid tense politics, developer pushes de Blasio for East Village dormsthe total value of the project at $130 million. Since 2015, construction at th
Crain's New York Business / Posted 9 days ago
the total value of the project at $130 million. Since 2015, construction at the site has been on hold by order of the city Department of Buildings, which had issued an intent to revoke a previously proposed project for not conforming with the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The blood in New York's buildingsthe training sector's capacity to actually provide the proposed scale of traini
Crain's New York Business / Posted 14 days ago
the training sector's capacity to actually provide the proposed scale of training that would be required. But the city's Department of Buildings has said that, yes, the capacity is there. We say that New York City's impressive buildings need no... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
North Shore boom: Squeezing many houses on small parcelsonce stood and building as many as four houses, often needing special permissio
Staten Island Advance / Posted 15 days ago
once stood and building as many as four houses, often needing special permission to bypass zoning laws regulated by the Department of Buildings. The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) is an unelected body that determines when a "hardship"... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
How to fix a problematic construction-safety billextensive delays in training implementation because of a lack of available qual
Crain's New York Business / Posted 16 days ago
extensive delays in training implementation because of a lack of available qualified courses. New coursework will require Department of Buildings approval before it can be offered—further delaying implementation and preventing workers from having... Read more
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Daily Mail
New York landlord fined $11,000 for 34 Airbnb guests in nine rooms.a room, according to the listings New York City issued six violations for over
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
a room, according to the listings New York City issued six violations for overcrowding, lack of sprinkler, and more The Department of Buildings then declared a 'full vacate order' on the building One Airbnb host truly pushed the bounds for a... Read more
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New York Post
Landlord fined after Airbnb-er rents 9 rooms to 34 guestsfurnished rooms.” The city issued six violations for infractions like overcrow
New York Post / Posted 19 days ago
furnished rooms.” The city issued six violations for infractions like overcrowding and lack of sprinkler systems. Then the Department of Buildings put a “full vacate order” on the property. Lebovits told The Post he was renting the building out to... Read more
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New York Post
Noise complaints about city construction more than doubledwent up by 112 percent, the comptroller found. Noise complaints are perpetuall
New York Post / Posted 19 days ago
went up by 112 percent, the comptroller found. Noise complaints are perpetually the No. 1 complaint to 311. Even when the Department of Buildings was aware that residents were at their wits’ end, officials continued to approve the after-hours... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Department of Buildings investigates illegal home conversionsYORK— Illegal home conversions are a key issue in several city council races am
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 20 days ago
YORK— Illegal home conversions are a key issue in several city council races among the five boroughs. The New York City Department of Buildings has thousands of open complaints, which is why each week, several marshals investigate the complaints... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Protecting New Yorkers' access to public spacesto be available to the public, but city Comptroller Stringer found that of the
Crain's New York Business / Posted 20 days ago
to be available to the public, but city Comptroller Stringer found that of the 333 in NYC, more than half, 182, violate Department of Buildings rules regarding public access and fail to provide adequate facilities. Stringer called this... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Cuomo's Koo endorsement | Odd accusation | Privately owned public spaceslow-income residents. Read more here.Protecting access to POPS With 333 privat
Crain's New York Business / Posted 20 days ago
low-income residents. Read more here.Protecting access to POPS With 333 privately owned public spaces across the city, the Department of Buildings needs to do a better job of keeping them available to New Yorkers, City Council candidate Marti... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Protecting New Yorkers' access to public spacesto be available to the public, but city Comptroller Stringer found that of the
Crain's New York Business / Posted 21 days ago
to be available to the public, but city Comptroller Stringer found that of the 333 in NYC, more than half, 182, violate Department of Buildings rules regarding public access and fail to provide adequate facilities. Stringer called this... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Richmond Hill residents want squatters outadded, "this place has to be taken care of it's really bad." PIX11 reached out
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 26 days ago
added, "this place has to be taken care of it's really bad." PIX11 reached out to the city to see what could be done. The department of buildings responded right away, saying both homes have vacate orders on them which means no one can be... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
De Blasio sides with real estate industry against union apprenticeship billMayor Bill de Blasio's Department of Buildings opposes an apprenticeship traini
Crain's New York Business / Posted 30 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio's Department of Buildings opposes an apprenticeship training requirement for construction workers, its commissioner said Tuesday. The measure is billed as a way to reduce worksite accidents, but the agency instead supports a... Read more
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NBC New York
2 Buildings Evacuated After Falling Brick Prompts Concernafter a brick apparently fell from one of the structures, prompting concerns ab
NBC New York / Posted 30 days ago
after a brick apparently fell from one of the structures, prompting concerns about potential instability, according to a Department of Buildings spokesperson. The FDNY responded to a report of an unstable building on Lexington Avenue around... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
25 things we love about New York businessorder for a city to build, it must destroy. Constructing new buildings often in
Crain's New York Business / Posted 1 months ago
order for a city to build, it must destroy. Constructing new buildings often involves tearing down old ones. Data from the Department of Buildings shows that demolition and new construction tend to move in tandem. 4. Land of invention You can... Read more

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