Construction in My Neighborhood

The Department has several resources that allow you to track construction in your neighborhood:

  • Building on My Block allows you to view visual depictions of major construction projects in your neighborhood. The searchable online database is organized by Community Board for easy reference and provides information on new buildings, major alterations, and full demolition applications filed with the Department.
  • Look up your Community Board – Being a New Yorker means playing an active role in shaping your local communities, and one way to do this is to get involved with your local Community Board (CB). Use the links below to find your Community Board and take part in shaping your neighborhood. 
  • The After Hours Variance Map is a tool to confirm whether construction projects on their block have the proper permits to work at night and on weekends. An after-hours variance (AHV) permit is required to perform construction work in New York City before 7:00 am, after 6:00 pm, or on the weekend.
  • The DOB NOW Public Portal contains information on applications submitted in DOB NOW, compliance filings for boilers, elevators and facades, and violations issued to property owners for failing to file annual boiler inspection reports and elevator inspection/test reports. See the DOB NOW Public Portal FAQs for more information.