News | Yearly Archives: 2013

December 18, 2013 | Construction Embargo, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)

2014 NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Construction Embargo

With New York set to host the Super Bowl next year, the NYC DOT has issued a construction embargo covering nearly the entire area of Manhattan from Central Park to 23rd Street, you may view the map here.

November 27, 2013 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

The NYC Development HUB Has Expanded

The NYC Development HUB has now expanded its services to accept Alteration Type 2 and 3 applications for full review. Initiated in October 2011, the HUB began as a means of digitally filing major alterations and it continues to grow. While most of its procedures are similar to those used by the Department of Buildings, the HUB has its own additional requirements and standards that must be met.

October 29, 2013 | Construction Embargo, NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), Street Closure

2013 DOT Holiday Embargo

On November 22, 2013, the NYC Department of Transportation Holiday Construction Embargo will commence and will end on January 2, 2014.

September 30, 2013 | Building Permits, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Does Your Work Require DOB Permits?

Whether you’re replacing windows, repairing a facade or installing a construction fence, it’s important to know if your proposed work requires a permit.

August 30, 2013 | Building Permits, Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)

Landmarks Permit Guidelines

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) issued an introductory overview of their permitting process to assist with changes you intend to make to your landmarked property.

July 31, 2013 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Local Law 31 Extension

To assist with repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the city issued Local Law 31. The local law, which allows the waiver of fees required by city agencies such as the Department of Buildings, was intended to be in effect until April 30, 2013.

June 14, 2013 | NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), Street Closure

Summer Streets Embargo

On the first three Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City’s Streets are opened for pedestrians to play, run, walk, and bike.

May 28, 2013 | Building Permits, NYC Fire Department

New Process for Places of Assembly

Beginning May 7th, 2013, any new or existing valid Places of Assembly will receive a Department of Buildings Certificate of Operation that does not expire. For the first year of issuance, the Certificate of Operation may be posted at the premises on its own.

April 25, 2013 | Building Permits, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Temporary Place of Assembly Permit

Warm Weather. Parties. Permits. Now that spring is here, events tend to pop up all over the city. In order to hold a short-term indoor or outdoor event, the Department of Buildings requires that you obtain a Temporary Place of Assembly Permit (TPA).

March 25, 2013 | Inspections, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Special Inspector Deadline

Is Your Inspector Prepared? Beginning May 13th, 2013, agencies performing special inspections must register and obtain a new Special Inspector Agency number with the Department of Buildings.

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