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July 23, 2015 | NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), Street Closure

2015 Summer Streets Embargo

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

July 9, 2015 | Construction Embargo, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), Street Closure, Truck Embargo

Lower Manhattan Construction and Truck Embargo

In preparation for this year’s U.S.A Women’s Soccer Ticker Tape Parade, a Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation Special Event Construction Embargo will be in effect in areas throughout Lower Manhattan. Restrictions begin at 10pm on Thursday, July 9th and remain in effect through 5pm on Friday, July 10th.

July 1, 2015 | Building Code, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Tent Structures

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June 3, 2015 | Building Code, NYC Fire Department

Fire Department Roof Access

Did you know that in certain buildings, your roof may need to be accessible for Fire Department personnel using a ladder apparatus? Access should be provided to the flat roof of every building that is 100 feet or less in height.

May 1, 2015 | NYC Fire Department

Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan

Did you know that high-rise and other large buildings containing educational, hotel, malls, and assembly occupancies must have an Comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan?

February 28, 2015 | Building Code, Building Permits, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Demolition Notification

Notification requirements for demolition work have changed with the implementation of the 2014 Construction codes.

January 31, 2015 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

DOB Fee Exemption Clarification

NYC Department of Buildings Bulletin #2014-027 clarifies the acceptable documentation for claiming fee exemption on appropriate properties.

October 17, 2014 | Building Permits, NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)

2014 DOT Holiday Embargo

On November 21, 2014, the NYC Department of Transportation Holiday Construction Embargo will commence and will end on January 3, 2015. This embargo will affect roughly 90% of streets and sidewalks south of 72nd Street in Manhattan, as well as high traffic areas in other city boroughs.

September 23, 2014 | Building Code, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Deadline Extended for 2014 DOB Codes

The New York City Council has passed legislation that postpones the effective date of the 2014 DOB Construction Codes from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

August 29, 2014 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Department of Buildings Same Day Review

The Department of Buildings offers a service that allows registered architects and engineers to file and have their drawings reviewed by a plan examiner on the same day.

July 31, 2014 | Building Code, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

2014 Construction Codes

Starting October 1, 2014, revised New York City construction codes will go into effect. In addition to changes from the established NYC Department of Buildings Code Revisions process, the 2014 Construction Codes will reflect local laws passed as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

May 28, 2014 | Street Closure

Summer Streets Embargo

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

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