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729 Seventh Ave and DOB Commissioner Melanie La Rocca (Credit: Google Maps)

DOB ramps up façade enforcement following architect’s death

After a woman was killed earlier this month by debris that fell from a Midtown building, the city is...

DOB ramps up façade enforcement following architect’s death
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After fatality, analysis shows façade rules widely ignored across city

Nearly eight months ago, city officials issued a violation against the owner of 729 Seventh Avenue for failing to...

After fatality, analysis shows façade rules widely ignored across city
729 Seventh Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Woman killed by falling façade at Himmel + Meringoff’s Midtown office building

A 60-year-old woman on Tuesday was struck and killed by a piece of façade that fell off a building...

Woman killed by falling façade at Himmel + Meringoff’s Midtown office building
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Real estate industry decries anti-Semitic remarks recorded at DOB

Landlords are upset over a Department of Buildings complaint containing anti-Semitic language that was registered on the agency’s website...

Real estate industry decries anti-Semitic remarks recorded at DOB
Melania La Rocca

Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years

Often regarded as one of the more thankless City Hall gigs, the commissionership of the Department of Buildings involves...

Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years
131-01 39th Avenue in Flushing (Credit: Google Maps)

Another megaproject coming to Flushing

The real estate boom in Flushing will continue with yet another megaproject. The development, at 131-01 39th Avenue, will span about 664,000 square feet, including 339,000 square feet of residential space, 314,000 square feet...

Another megaproject coming to Flushing
Lead was found at four properties in Manhattan, three of which have since resolved the violations. (Credit: Getty Images)

City doing surprise lead inspections on older buildings

Two city agencies are teaming up to perform surprise lead inspections on older buildings undergoing work. The Buildings and...

City doing surprise lead inspections on older buildings
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City moves to revoke license of contractor it blames for construction worker’s death

The city wants to take away the license of a contractor who it alleges was responsible for the death...

City moves to revoke license of contractor it blames for construction worker’s death
880 St. Nicholas Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death

The city is suspending the licenses of two construction bosses who it maintains contributed to the death of a...

Pair of NYC construction honchos to lose licenses over worker death
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Pi Capital bringing 82-unit mixed-use building to Koreatown

Pi Capital Partners is planning to develop a 26-story building in Koreatown. The developer is planning a 67,000-square-foot mixed-use...

Pi Capital bringing 82-unit mixed-use building to Koreatown
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