DOB Announces Undercover Probe into Illegal Apartments
On September 23, Mayor
announced the results of
an undercover operation
to crack down on
dwellings and hold
accountable for putting
potential tenants and
first responders at
Craigslist for apartment
rental listings and
posed as potential
tenants in order to
inspect buildings in all
conditions in 54 of the
62 rental apartments
the Mayor's Office Press
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DOB Educates Bronx Residents About Illegal Conversions
September 17, Department employees
distributed flyers at the East 180th Street subway
station in the Bronx to educate New Yorkers
about the dangers of illegal conversions.
The flyers, available in English and ten
other languages, help residents recognize
illegal conversions in their own living
space and also include
recommendations on how to stay safe,
including reminders for working carbon
monoxide and smoke detectors.
Earlier the same week, firefighters rescued four people from a building fire in an
illegally subdivided cellar in the Bronx.
Since November 2009, the Department has handed out more than 100,000 flyers.
BEST & Special Ops Move
The BEST Squad and Special Operations
Team have moved
from 1 Centre Street.
The units are now located:
280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Resolve Violations Without Attending
You now have the option to
| resolve ECB violations without
attending the hearing at ECB Court. To do so, you must admit guilt and
pay the fine prior to the hearing.
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Climate Week NYC 2010
On September 21, Buildings Commissioner
Robert LiMandri and Chief Service
Officer Diahann Billings-Burford joined
a number of local volunteers, community
members and other City officials to coat
the roof of Broadway Stages in
Greenpoint, Brooklyn as a part of the
NYC °CoolRoofs Program.
This event concluded Climate Week NYC
2010 and brought the City closer to its
goal of coating one million square
feet of rooftop this year. This effort
will ultimately reduce cooling costs,
energy usage and greenhouse gas
emissions throughout the entire city.
Learn more about NYC °CoolRoofs