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GET IT DONE TOGETHER – PILOT PROGRAM

From NYC.GOV Get it Done. Together. is the Department’s new pilot program aimed at accelerating construction project approvals and spurring economic growth across the City. Under the pilot program, the Department’s five Borough Commissioners and senior representatives from other City agencies will form a working group to meet with private industry members and property owners […]

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Instant view: Housing starts hit 6-month high

from: Reuters (Reuters) – Housing starts rose more than expected in June to touch a six-month high and permits for future construction unexpectedly increased, a government report showed on Tuesday, likely reflecting growing demand for rental apartments. COMMENTS: LINDSEY PIEGZA, ECONOMIST, FTN FINANCIAL, NEW YORK “It’s stronger than expected in starts and housing. But nevertheless […]

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APNewsBreak: Rigger in NY crane fall loses license

from: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A rigger who worked on a massive construction crane that collapsed and killed seven people has been stripped of his licenses after an administrative judge said his sloppy work was to blame for the collapse, despite his acquittal on all criminal charges last year, the city Buildings Department […]

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Construction Spending Hits A 5-Year Low

From: Wall Street Journal. Construction spending in New York City dropped 12% last year, falling to its lowest level since 2005, according to a new report. Builders cut back on residential housing and office buildings even as the city’s economy slowly began adding jobs again. Part of the drop last year was due to big […]

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New Zoning Handbook, 2011 Edition

From: Department of city planing Zoning Handbook, 2011 Edition New York City is a global city, whose bedrock is the strong character and diversity of its neighborhoods.The Zoning Resolution reflects this complexity and presents a framework for development that builds on the unique qualities of each of those neighborhoods. Zoning is the language of the […]

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Two NYC Construction Workers Plummet to Their Death

From: U.S. Politics Today. Two NYC Construction Workers Plummet to Their Death March 27, 2011 More than 1,000 construction workers are killed on the job every year, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and tens of thousands are injured in workplace accidents. March 27, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — For years, Brett McEnroe […]

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City Is Planning Major Cuts in the Construction of Schools

From: NY Times New York City education officials are set to approve a school construction budget on Wednesday that would significantly cut the number of schools to be built in the next three years, as the city faces what it says is a new cap on state construction aid. The School Construction Authority’s $9.3 billion […]

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Smartphones can now access NYC construction info

From: NEW YORK (AP) New York City is trying to make it easier for citizens to access some government information. The Department of Buildings has begun placing codes on all city construction permits that can be instantly scanned with smart phones. Any passer-by who scans a Quick Response code with a phone will be instantly […]

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Biggest NY affordable complex since ’70s under way

From  The Wall Street Journal NEW YORK — The first phase of New York City’s largest affordable housing complex since the 1970s is slated to open in 2014 and will feature rooftop decks and gardens, as well as 5 acres of waterfront parks and views of Manhattan’s skyline, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday. Phipps Houses, […]

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2 Fall to Their Deaths at Upper West Side Construction Site

From  The New York Times Two ironworkers died on Tuesday morning after falling 65 feet in an elevator shaft inside a building on the Upper West Side that is being redeveloped for a church, city officials said. The men fell, investigators believe, while they were installing steel beams in the elevator shaft on the fifth […]

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