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New York City Department of Buildings

280 Broadway, 7th floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 566-4769
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The New York City Department of Buildings enforces building codes and zoning rules, issues building permits, inspects new and existing buildings. The mission of the municipal department is to ensure structures in New York City are safe. The goal is to prevent building fires, collapses, construction accidents, and general overcrowding, all of which occurs in an unregulated housing and construction market. Since July 2014, Rick D. Chandler has served as the departments commissioner. He replaced Robert LiMandri, who had served since 2008. The 1,300-person department also licenses contractors has the authority to halt construction with a stop-work order if builders rack up violations of its various rules. During the real estate boom before the 2008-2009 financial crisis, critics accused the department of prioritizing development over worker safety following a string of fatal construction accidents. This combined with a bribery scandal prompted Limadris predecessor, Patricia Lancaster, to resign in early 2008. -TA


01/11/19
...cellar to the second floor.  In July, the New York City Department of Buildings slapped the building’s landlord, Aurora Capital Associates, with two illegal use violations. Three...

...more. Correction: After this story was published, the New York City Department of Buildings said that it provided incorrect information. The number of incidents from January 1 to November...

...cellar to the second floor.  In July, the New York City Department of Buildings slapped the building’s landlord, Aurora Capital Associates, with two illegal use violations. Three...

12/25/18
...up to six years in prison for bribing New York City Department of Buildings officials to remove complaints, violations and stop-work orders at his properties. He was one...

12/19/18
...million square feet were filed this year. (Source: New York City Department of Buildings Job Filings, data.cityofnewyork.us) Much like last year, outer-borough projects dominated this year's...

11/19/18
...training. Gumley Haft’s Wollman noted that the New York City Department of Buildings has been particularly strict in its application of Local Law 11, which requires owners of...

11/15/18
...up to six years in prison for bribing New York City Department of Buildings officials to remove complaints, violations and stop-work orders at his properties. He was one...

...training. Gumley Haft’s Wollman noted that the New York City Department of Buildings has been particularly strict in its application of Local Law 11, which requires owners of...

09/28/18
...after they’ve filed permit applications with the New York City Department of Buildings. Brooklyn-based Malek Management, Solil Management, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village owners Blackstone Group...

09/11/18
...reports show a more even split. But the New York City Department of Buildings doesn’t track whether a construction site employs union or nonunion workers, and building...

...reports show a more even split. But the New York City Department of Buildings doesn’t track whether a construction site employs union or nonunion workers, and building...

08/27/18
...Credit: Getty Images) UPDATED August 27, 7:38 p.m.: The New York City Department of Buildings fined Kushner Companies $210,000 on Monday for falsifying dozens of permit applications at 17 buildings in...

08/21/18
...Chrystie Street, a permit application filed with the New York City Department of Buildings on Tuesday shows. The residential portion of the building would span 54,000 square feet while...

07/05/18
...examiner of the Manhattan Plan Examination for the New York City Department of Buildings, will fill the post that Robert DeMarco left when he retired last month, according...

07/05/18
...examiner of the Manhattan Plan Examination for the New York City Department of Buildings, will fill the post that Robert DeMarco left when he retired last month, according...

06/01/18
...the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the New York City Department of Buildings into the company. He has claimed that the investigations have ended, although the DOB...

...the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the New York City Department of Buildings into the company. He has claimed that the investigations have ended, although the DOB...

05/16/18
...stories. That project, and many others that the New York City Department of Buildings has officially categorized as alterations, highlights the technical intricacies of determining what counts as...

04/24/18
...up to six years in prison for bribing New York City Department of Buildings officials to remove complaints, violations and stop-work orders at his properties. He was one...

...up to six years in prison for bribing New York City Department of Buildings officials to remove complaints, violations and stop-work orders at his properties. He was one...

12/27/17
...to make their homes bigger. According to the New York City Department of Buildings, 35 homes along the road have been enlarged since 1995.  – Eddie Small...

08/14/17
...Nearly 12 years after leaving his post at the New York City Department of Buildings, Rick Chandler has found himself home again. Mayor Bill de Blasio named Chandler — who...

...Nearly 12 years after leaving his post at the New York City Department of Buildings, Rick Chandler has found himself home again. Mayor Bill de Blasio named Chandler — who...

07/29/17
...spaces can only be used for plants, the New York City Department of Buildings is said to be backing down. The DOB performed an about-face after meeting with...

07/11/17
...Avenue of the Americas (Credit: Durst Organization) The New York City Department of Buildings is standing by its recent crackdown on office roof terraces, claiming that the outdoor...
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Robert LiMandri is the former commissioner of the New York City Department of...