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Yoga Exemption Brings Zoning Bliss

By Frank Fortino Over the years our industry has trended towards a healthy, greener environment. Eco friendly materials have been matched with requirements for more green space, tree plantings, bike lanes and pedestrian walkways. Now, with an update to the Zoning Code, the DOB is taking the next step of improving the spiritual well-being of… View more

TPAs: Not What They Used to Be

By Andrew J. Pisani The Department of Buildings has always had a policy which allowed for a space that was normally a non-Public Assembly space  to act as a Public Assembly space for a special event. In the eyes of the DOB,  Public Assembly is considered a group of 75 people or more assembling in… View more