DOB Ups the Ante for Work Without a Permit

By Penny Laughlin Effective May 30, 2019, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) will be cracking down even harder on buildings that receive work without a permit violations. Specifically, such properties will face restrictions on professionally certified filings and doubled civil penalties for multiple infractions. Restrictions on Professional Certifications DOB will restrict professionally… View more

DEP Updates Right-to-Know Penalty Schedule

By Renee Sosnowski The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has adopted a new rule, which changes the existing Community Right-to-Know Penalty Schedule. The rule adds a new Chapter 54 of Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY), which governs the siting and storage of hazardous substances stored in portable containers…. View more

DOT Starts Rehabilitation of Henry Hudson Parkway Viaduct

By Wayne Sheppard The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of Bridges has begun rehabilitating the Henry Hudson Parkway Viaduct in Manhattan, between 72nd and 82nd Streets. Scheduled for completion in August 2020, the project scope for the renovation includes the following: Rehabilitation and replacement of structural steel Rehabilitation of the concrete deck… View more