Department of Buildings

City temporarily closes Long Island City rock climbing facility
City temporarily closes Long Island City rock climbing facility
West Angy Altamirano 11/20/2013 at 3:59PM

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). [...]

Despite setbacks, Maspeth Knockdown Center determined to host events
Despite setbacks, Maspeth Knockdown Center determined to host events
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/30/2013 at 1:27PM

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 [...]

Department of Buildings reviewing Flushing Commons permit
Department of Buildings reviewing Flushing Commons permit
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/24/2013 at 11:07AM

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 [...]

Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/18/2013 at 2:32PM

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 [...]