New York real estaters met at NYU’s Schack Institute on Wednesday morning for a brief breakfast forum on construction ethics. While the mafia wasn’t represented—possibly because of the mass arrests last month—their presence could’ve gone a long way to help filling up the empty seats.
“Here at New York University we’re trying to Read More
The city will conduct an “intensive, in-depth assessment” of high-risk construction in the city, the Department of Buildings announced Wednesday, one day after commissioner ACTING BUILDINGS COMMISSIONER ROBERT LIMANDRI ANNOUNCES INTENSIVE, IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF HIGH-RISK CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
City Launching Comprehensive Analysis of High-Risk Construction Activities;
So, there have been calls for Read More
The city’s commissioner of the Department of Buildings, Patricia Lancaster, today resigned from her post, more than five weeks after a major Upper East Side crane collapse killed seven people.
Ms. Lancaster, credited with overhauling and cleaning up a department noted for corruption, led numerous efforts to modernize the regulatory agency Read More
City Councilman Jimmy Oddo, who has been critical of the city’s Department of Buildings for years, said that getting rid of the commissioner, as Michael Bloomberg just did, should just be the beginning.
“You can replace [Commissioner] Patricia Lancaster with the most talented person in the world, and if you don’t provide this department Read More
Patricia Lancaster is out as the commissioner for the city’s Department of Buildings.
Michael Bloomberg announced her departure in a statement just now.
“This morning, I met with Patricia Lancaster at Gracie Mansion and accepted her resignation as New York City’s Buildings Commissioner. Over the past six years, Patricia has Read More
Inspectors found safety violations on six tower cranes–those giant cranes attached to area skyscrapers–after searching all 29 currently in use citywide, the Department of Buildings announced today.
The six cranes, with another two registering administrative violations, were temporarily shut down until the errors were corrected.
Following last month’sRead More
State Senator Liz Krueger wants the city’s commissioner at the Department of Buildings to step down following the deadly crane accident last week.
Krueger, who represents the Upper East Side, said in a public statement just now, “The problems at the DOB are systemic, and exist from top to bottom. The first step that must Read More
An inspector from the Department of Buildings was arrested today following last weekend’s fatal crane collapse for falsifying an inspection, though city officials said his actions likely did not lead to the accident.
Edward Marquette was charged with falsifying business records, a felony, after he admitted he lied on paperwork and did Read More
A seventh body was recovered at the site of Saturday’s crane collapse, the AP reported this afternoon.
All of the casualties from the 19-story crane’s collapse on Saturday were construction workers at the site, except for one woman visiting a friend in a nearby townhouse to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The NYPD released Read More