City may refuse architect's filings.
The Department of Buildings sought to bar an architect from filing any papers with the Department. ALJ Salzman found that the respondent had made false and misleading statements, including sworn statements, to the Department, and submitted misleading photographs to make it appear that a lamppost had been moved, when in fact it remained unlawfully placed, blocking a driveway. The architect additionally was found to have knowingly filed false statements with the Department regarding zoning, including manipulated zoning calculations that affected the bulk of new buildings and the number of parking spaces required to be provided, the lot size and configuration (treating an interior lot as if it were at a corner lot), and regarding the use of the zoning lot (claiming a community facility that was not really planned and did not exist), for the purpose of overbuilding on the site. ALJ Salzman recommended that the Commissioner refuse to accept any further filings by the architect.
Dep't of Buildings v. Scarano (in PDF), OATH Index No. 2571/08 (Mar. 1, 2010).