The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) authorized construction of 18,095 residential units in 1,383 buildings in 2013, a 71 percent increase from the previous year, according to a New York Building Congress (NYBC) analysis.
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The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps is in danger of shutting its doors for good because of the collapsed building adjacent to it.
One Long Island City business is hanging on a cliff, waiting to get the thumbs up to open shop again. The rock climbing facility, called The Cliffs, was temporarily closed after receiving a vacate order on October 25. The building did not have a valid certificate of occupancy, according to the Department of Buildings (DOB). [...]
The Knockdown Center is not backing down. The Department of Buildings (DOB) recently reviewed and disapproved the center’s plan for a Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation (PA) on October 24, but Knockdown’s manager said they will tweak their proposal until it meets regulations. The PA is required for a site that seeks to have [...]
Developers of the long-stalled $850 million Flushing Commons project have filed their first permit with the city’s Department of Buildings, according to Crain’s and city officials. A DOB spokesperson said the department received and will review an application from TDC Development International and The Rockefeller Group. The near decade-old project will bring housing and retail [...]
The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center has found a temporary location after the building was damaged, but leaders still say there’s no place like home. The center, which is operated by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, recently moved to the American Legion Post 118 at 89-02 91st Street after a building adjacent to the center’s location [...]
Nearly one dozen Willets Point business owners who had their auto shops abruptly shut down by the city two weeks ago said they expect to reopen in a few days. “We all have families,” said Wais Mohibi, owner of Discount Muffler in the Iron Triangle. “Don’t just come in without warning, without anything, and just [...]
In the midst of ongoing turmoil in city politics, one politician has helped bring a Long Island City business owner to justice for an alleged bribery attempt. According to the Department of Investigation, Mike Wolfert, owner of a rock climbing facility called The Cliffs, received a Stop Work Order for failing to obtain the correct permit [...]
BY LUKE TABET Concerned Woodhaven residents want to know what repercussions, if any, a local landowner will face after his building collapsed last month, damaging the adjacent Volunteer Ambulance Corps and forcing residents to leave the Woodhaven Senior Center. An abandoned furniture store at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue crumbled onto the street on April 12, crushing [...]
A vacant building in Rego Park has some complaining that the structure is a major eyesore. The commercial strip on Woodhaven Boulevard, between 63rd Road and Dana Court, has rental signs along its windows. Until recently, scaffolding covered almost the entire block. “Of course there’s a problem,” a source said. “There’s been problems for years.” [...]