Metropolis – Gets Involved

By Brittney Rosario and Mabel Cataldo For the next three weeks, through August 22nd Metropolis Group will team up with United Way of New York City for a fantastic program geared towards elementary school kids ages 4 to 8. The program, Build a Backpack. Grow a Reader. ReadNYC Back to School Drive will provide backpacks filled… View more

Re-Building after Hurricane Sandy

By Penny Laughlin The Flood Zone requirements in a Post-Sandy world have been a bit of a moving target. Now, the DOB has finally posted a consolidated guide to development and rebuilding of projects in the Flood Zone after Sandy. The first question all developers must ask is if their location falls within the Flood… View more

LL 87 Enters Year Two

By Andrew J. Pisani Local Law 87 requires that “Covered Buildings” greater than 50,000 square feet conduct both an energy audit and retro-commissioning. “Covered Buildings” is a broad, inclusive term that refers to commercial, multifamily, and not-for-profit buildings. We are now in the second year of LL87 compliance, and the first year proved that buildings… View more