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  • From left: 172 Duane Street and Damon Dash

    172 Duane Street and Damon Dash

    The owner of a tiny building in Tribeca’s historic district is reportedly seeking to top it with four more floors, according to an alteration application filed with the city. [more]

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  • 50-clinton

    50 Clinton Street

    Icon Realty Management filed plans with the Department of Buildings for a seven-story, 39,000-square-foot apartment complex on the Lower East Side. [more]

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  • From left: Angel

    From left: Angel Orensanz and 172 Norfolk Street

    Roughly 500 people were evacuated from a landmarked synagogue on the Lower East Side yesterday evening after a balcony inside the structure began to sag, according to reports. No one was reported hurt in the incident. [more]

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  • hfz-capital

    From left: 3-7 West 29th Street and 8-14 West 30th Street (Inset: Ziel Feldman)

    Developer Ziel Feldman’s HFZ Capital filed permits last week to tear down the first of three buildings in NoMad to make way for a proposed 350,000-square-foot mixed-use tower, according to Department of Buildings records. [more]

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  • 190-196-south-1st

    190-196 South 1st Street and ODA’s Eran Chen

    Developer Jeff Gershon has unveiled a rendering of his 13-story mixed-use project in South Williamsburg.

    ODA Architecture is designing the 46 residential units – either condominiums or rentals – on the site of a one-time coffee warehouse at 190-196 South 1st Street. Under the plan, there would be a 12,310-square-foot community facility on the bottom two floors, as well as parking, a gym and a fourth-floor lounge, as previously reported. The Department of Buildings has not yet approved the developer’s permit filings.  [more]

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  • bed-stuy-hancock

    From left: Rendering of 484-484 Hancock Street and the stable buildings

    The Department of Buildings is weighing approval of a residential conversion of two 1800s-era stable buildings in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. [more]

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  • 100 West 37th Street

    100 West 37th Street

    The Department of Buildings shot down a New York hotelier’s plans to erect a new Midtown South location last week, according to city records. [more]

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  • From left: Rendering of day, night at the Rock and Roll Playhouse

    From left: Rendering of day and night uses at the Rock and Roll Playhouse

    The Board of Standards and Appeals will hear Tuesday from a group of Gowanus residents concerned that a children’s music school coming to the neighborhood will transform into a rowdy nightclub scene after hours. [more]

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  • A collapsed crane at a TF Cornerstone site in Long Island City (Image courtesy Larry Dusseau)

    The Buildings Department has revoked crane operator Paul Greer’s license following the collapse of a crane at TF Cornerstone’s luxury rental development in Long Island City, which injured seven workers in January.

    “The Buildings Department has zero tolerance for individuals that demonstrate negligence and disregard for the law on any construction site,” Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a statement. [more]

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  • 17-leonard

    17 Leonard Street and Steven Schnall

    The city Department of Buildings evacuated a near-vacant, three-story Tribeca building teetering on collapse.

    The property at 17 Leonard Street, built in 1857 as a stable, is on the market for $15.7 million — but it’s also at the center of a dispute between two developers in the neighborhood. Over the last five years, the property has racked up almost $40,000 in fines, as well as violations and stop-work orders. [more]

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  • From left: 880 and 874 Lafayette Avenue

    From left: 880 and 874 Lafayette Avenue

    The city Department of Buildings has issued summonses demanding the owners of three problem properties along Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Lafayette Avenue repair damages that have spurred rat infestations, flooding and fires. [more]

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  • car-wash

    125 Borinquen Place’s former car wash

    Not far from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in East Williamsburg, a 133-unit apartment building is in the works.

    The corner lot at 125 Borinquen Place currently holds a one-story former car wash building that has had the same owner, Grand Residences LLC, for 40 years. Plans – which have yet to be filed with the Department of Buildings – call for seven stories, including 89,205 square feet of residential space, 977 square feet of commercial space and 68 covered parking spots. [more]

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  • From left: Daniel Garodnick, Gale Brewer and Rosie Mendez

    From left: Daniel Garodnick, Gale Brewer and Rosie Mendez

    A bill doing the rounds in City Council would eliminate a loophole that allows construction companies to work late at night and early in the morning. [more]

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  • Robert Limandri

    Robert LiMandri

    The Department of Buildings is expanding its online NYC Development Hub to allow professionals to file applications and receive building permits online.

    Part of the DOB’s efforts to streamline the 50,000-plus applications for minor construction projects it reviews each year, the expansion covers home renovations, construction fences and scaffolding. Previously, the Hub program only accepted digital plans for new buildings and major alterations. For those projects, the DOB said it had issued permits three times faster than plans submitted by paper. “It is no longer necessary for industry members to visit our offices in order to submit paper plans and other documents,” DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a release. [more]

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  • sobro

    Phillip Morrow and 75 Meserole Avenue

    The city has vowed to tear down the dilapidated, landmarked P.S. 31 building in Concourse, Bronx. That is, unless economic development agency SoBRO and Minneapolis nonprofit developer Artspace provides concrete plans next month for a conversion to affordable housing.

    The project would turn the vacant school at 75 Meserole Avenue into 60 apartments for low-income artists and public space for galleries and art classes. [more]

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  • 188-sixth-avenue

    188 Sixth Avenue

    A six-story apartment complex in Soho is moving, but it didn’t give the customary 30-day notice. Fire officials evacuated the building at 188 Sixth Avenue yesterday after tenants claimed they felt it move sometime before 3:30 p.m.

    The 33,930-square-foot building has a history of alleged vibrations. Over the past five years, tenants have filed numerous complaints with the Department of Buildings over construction work at an adjacent condominium development causing it to shake. [more]

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  • trump-soho-audits

    From left: Andrew Berman, Scott Stringer, Trump Soho and Jim Petrus

    The developers of the Trump Soho are being accused by the city of failing to file annual audits that they agreed to as a condition for building on land not zoned residential. [more]

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  • calexico

    Calexico at 645 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint and tacos

    A delay in renovation permits from the Departments of Buildings has prevented the Mexican restaurant chain Calexico from getting cooking in Park Slope. [more]

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  • For the second year in a row, a plumber who works for the New York City Housing Authority has topped the list of city employees receiving overtime pay. [more]

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  • Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden has been pulled into yet another battle with community groups, this time over the size of its signage overlooking the post office on Eighth Avenue.

    The local Community Board 5 has written a letter to the city’s Department of Buildings saying that the signage violates zoning rules that allow for a maximum size of 500 square feet. [more]

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