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Mayor taps Republican ex-Council member as buildings chief

Four months into Eric Adams’ mayoralty, he finally named a buildings chief. Adams on Tuesday appointed Eric Ulrich commissioner...

Mayor taps Republican ex-Council member as buildings chief
NYC construction deaths fell in first year of pandemic

NYC construction deaths fell in first year of pandemic

The onset of the pandemic hampered construction in New York City, perhaps contributing to a decline in the number...

NYC construction deaths fell in first year of pandemic
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Drones’ role in facade inspections up in air

On Friday it will be exactly two years since Erica Tishman was killed by falling terra-cotta as she walked...

Drones’ role in facade inspections up in air
City approves mass timber, basement apartment rules

City approves mass timber, basement apartment rules

The future of New York’s skyline is … timber? Building with cross-laminated timber, a type of engineered wood consisting...

City approves mass timber, basement apartment rules
A condo building couldn’t collapse in NYC. Or could it?

A condo building couldn’t collapse in NYC. Or could it?

Basement leaks and cracks. Faulty mechanical and electrical systems. Porous roofs and crumbling facades. You name it, Howard Zimmerman...

A condo building couldn’t collapse in NYC. Or could it?
Under Local Law 97, buildings larger than 25,000 square feet must start meeting new greenhouse-gas emission levels in 2024. (iStock)

Owners’ chance for emissions cap break is over

The window for certain property owners to apply for a break from the city’s emission caps has closed. Owners...

Owners’ chance for emissions cap break is over
(Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)

Years ago he took a bribe. Now he can’t get a license

A former city building inspector is suing the Department of Buildings after it denied him a professional license for...

Years ago he took a bribe. Now he can’t get a license

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