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UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH STEALING MORE THAN $9,000 FROM QUEENS HOMEOWNERS

Defendant Allegedly Took Money As Down Payment, Then Failed To Do Repairs!Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that an unlicensed Queens contractorhas been charged with bilking five Queens homeowners out of more than $9,000 paid to him for heatingrepairs and other work to their residences.The contractor allegedly demanded down payments, then failedto do the work. In addition, he allegedly misrepresented himself as being licensed to do electrical andplumbing work in connection with the repairs although he is not licensed.District Attorney Brown said, “The victims in this case, it is alleged, hired the defendant and paidhim substantial amounts of money for work that he never performed. In some instances, the victims –including the elderly – were left without heat...

Permits for New Buildings in Manhattan are up 169% this Year compared to 2011

Manhattan is starting to shake off its construction doldrums and could see the first flurry of building activity since the recession, according to the city's Department of Buildings.Manhattan experienced a 169% spike in new building permits issued so far this year, according to the buildings department, which issued 35 permits for construction including hotels, apartment buildings, an "affordable housing" development and an art gallery in the first four months of 2012. That is up from 13 in the same period last year. Manhattan new-building permits issued so far this year are still below 2008 levels, when 42 permits were issued in the first four months of the year. But the latest spike in permits reflects developers' growing confidence in certain...

New Building Permits are up 62.3% in Brooklyn This year for Far

Brooklyn is on the brink of another building boom.After years of inactivity since the recession hit, the borough has seen a whopping 62.3 percent increase in new building permits issued this year. The city’s Buildings Department issued 112 permits for new Brooklyn construction projects from January through April, compared with 69 in the same period last year. Much of the spike is due to more than 350 new units of housing in neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant.It’s not the wave of high-rise luxury condos that arrived in the years leading to the 2008 stock market crash. Instead, most of the planned housing consists of one- to three-family homes, and some permits are for projects that stalled after the recession.Developer Abby...

UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH STEALING MORE THAN $9,000 FROM QUEENS HOMEOWNERS

Defendant Allegedly Took Money As Down Payment, Then Failed To Do Repairs!Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that an unlicensed Queens contractorhas been charged with bilking five Queens homeowners out of more than $9,000 paid to him for heatingrepairs and other work to their residences.The contractor allegedly demanded down payments, then failedto do the work. In addition, he allegedly misrepresented himself as being licensed to do electrical andplumbing work in connection with the repairs although he is not licensed.District Attorney Brown said, “The victims in this case, it is alleged, hired the defendant and paidhim substantial amounts of money for work that he never performed. In some instances, the victims –including the elderly – were left without heat...

Permits for New Buildings in Manhattan are up 169% this Year compared to 2011

Manhattan is starting to shake off its construction doldrums and could see the first flurry of building activity since the recession, according to the city's Department of Buildings.Manhattan experienced a 169% spike in new building permits issued so far this year, according to the buildings department, which issued 35 permits for construction including hotels, apartment buildings, an "affordable housing" development and an art gallery in the first four months of 2012. That is up from 13 in the same period last year. Manhattan new-building permits issued so far this year are still below 2008 levels, when 42 permits were issued in the first four months of the year. But the latest spike in permits reflects developers' growing confidence in certain...

NYC Building Violations

Did you receive a Building Violations from the Department of Buildings? Environmental Control Board (ECB) ?Consult with Experts and Specialists who have been dealing with These Violations for over 15 years. We can provide you with Architects, ECB Lawyers - Attorneys - Representatives, Engineers, Plumbers, Contractors + More.We can Dismiss your violation and eliminate your fines/penalties, let us review your case by Calling us First.Free Consultation 347-968-3777 or Email us NycBuildingSolutions@gmail.com.___________________________________________________________________________________Engineering Designs for Fire Alarms - Sprinklers - Mechanical - Plumbing - Electrical - Structural Concrete cast in place & Testing - Demolition - Excavation - Sheeting Shoring and Bracing - Underpinning + MoreArchitectural Designs for Renovation (Residential & Commercial) - Zoning Calculations - Interior Designs - Change of use...

NYC NYS Licensed Engineer for Fire Alarm – Sprinkler – Mechanical – Plumbing – Electrical (MEP) DOB FDNY Approval

NYC Building Solutions Offers Engineering services for special design/drawings of Fire Alarm - Sprinkler Systems - Mechanical design - Plumbing - ElectricalResidential Homes - Multiple Dwelling - Commercial - Industrial - Private Property + MoreWe have done the Applebee's in Time Square, Millennium Hotel, & The Hooters Restaurant In Times Square just to name a few.Feel free to Call or Email us for more information.  ___________________________________________________________________________________Engineering Designs for Fire Alarms - Sprinklers - Mechanical - Plumbing - Electrical - Structural Concrete cast in place & Testing - Demolition - Excavation - Sheeting Shoring and Bracing - Underpinning + MoreArchitectural Designs for Renovation (Residential & Commercial) - Zoning Calculations - Interior Designs - Change of use - Egress - Occupancy -...

NYC Building Violations

Did you receive a Building Violations from the Department of Buildings? Environmental Control Board (ECB) ?Consult with Experts and Specialists who have been dealing with These Violations for over 15 years. We can provide you with Architects, ECB Lawyers - Attorneys - Representatives, Engineers, Plumbers, Contractors + More.We can Dismiss your violation and eliminate your fines/penalties, let us review your case by Calling us First.Free Consultation 347-968-3777 or Email us Info@NycBuildingSolutions.comEngineering Designs for Fire Alarms - Sprinklers - Mechanical - Plumbing - Electrical - Structural Foundation Plan - Demolition - Excavation - Sheeting Shoring and Bracing - Underpinning + MoreArchitectural Designs for Renovation (Residential & Commercial) - Zoning Calculations - Interior Designs - Change of use - Egress - Occupancy - Enlargement...

NYC NYS Licensed Engineer for Fire Alarm – Sprinkler – Mechanical – Plumbing – Electrical (MEP) DOB FDNY Approval

NYC Building Solutions Offers Engineering services for special design/drawings of Fire Alarm - Sprinkler Systems - Mechanical design - Plumbing - ElectricalResidential Homes - Multiple Dwelling - Commercial - Industrial - Private Property + MoreWe have done the Applebee's in Time Square, Millennium Hotel, & The Hooters Restaurant In Times Square just to name a few.Feel free to Call or Email us for more information.  ___________________________________________________________________________________Engineering Designs for Fire Alarms - Sprinklers - Mechanical - Plumbing - Electrical - Structural Concrete cast in place & Testing - Demolition - Excavation - Sheeting Shoring and Bracing - Underpinning + MoreArchitectural Designs for Renovation (Residential & Commercial) - Zoning Calculations - Interior Designs - Change of use - Egress - Occupancy -...

What is an LAA permit (Limited Application Alteration) NYC ?

What is an LAA ? What good use is an LAA for? How long does to get an LAA Permit?An LAA (Limited Application Alteration) is an application (signed by a NYC / NYS licensed Master Plumber) to modify/add a plumbing or gas line.Instead of having to hire an architect to design a floor plan with a plumbing/gas diagram, an LAA is an easier, quicker, & cheaper route to go.Its a great way to remove violations for having an illegal basement / cellar apartment. Or maybe just renovate your kitchen or bathroom (Cheaper and quicker than hiring an architect to do this). Replacing your boiler or hot water heater. Adding a gas meter. Removing or adding washer/dryer machine + MoreAn LAA...

What is an LAA permit (Limited Application Alteration) NYC ?

What is an LAA ? What good use is an LAA for? How long does to get an LAA Permit?An LAA (Limited Application Alteration) is an application (signed by a NYC / NYS licensed Master Plumber) to modify/add a plumbing or gas line.Instead of having to hire an architect to design a floor plan with a plumbing/gas diagram, an LAA is an easier, quicker, & cheaper route to go.Its a great way to remove violations for having an illegal basement / cellar apartment. Or maybe just renovate your kitchen or bathroom (Cheaper and quicker than hiring an architect to do this). Replacing your boiler or hot water heater. Adding a gas meter. Removing or adding washer/dryer machine + MoreAn LAA...

HPD (Housing Preservation & Development) Violation information

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is responsible for enforcing the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law and the New York City Housing Maintenance Code in the more than 110,000 privately owned multiple residences in New York City. HPD housing inspectors visit privately owned buildings to investigate tenant complaints. When inspectors find conditions that violate the housing standards, HPD issues notices of violations to the owners of the buildings. The enforcement process begins when a tenant makes a complaint to HPD’s Central Complaint Bureau, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Roughly 60 percent of the 300,000 calls the Bureau receives every year are from tenants complaining that building owners are not providing adequate heat...

HPD (Housing Preservation & Development) Violation information

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is responsible for enforcing the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law and the New York City Housing Maintenance Code in the more than 110,000 privately owned multiple residences in New York City. HPD housing inspectors visit privately owned buildings to investigate tenant complaints. When inspectors find conditions that violate the housing standards, HPD issues notices of violations to the owners of the buildings. The enforcement process begins when a tenant makes a complaint to HPD’s Central Complaint Bureau, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Roughly 60 percent of the 300,000 calls the Bureau receives every year are from tenants complaining that building owners are not providing adequate heat...

NYC sees biggest building permit rise since crash

An early indicator of the future strength of construction across the city is sending very positive signals. In the first two months of the year, the number of permits issued for demolition work in the five boroughs jumped to 328, up 36.7% from the same period a year ago, according to the city's Buildings Department. A total of 12,967 construction permits were issued in January and February. That is up 14% from the first two months of 2011. These permits included both alteration work as well as construction of new buildings.“Demolition permits are a precursor to new buildings,” said Robert LiMandri, commissioner of the city Buildings Department. “It means we will see more building this year.”Meanwhile, in another positive sign, the...

2012 Build Safe/Live Safe Conference of the NYC Department of Building

The 2012 Build Safe/Live Safe Conference is a part of the New York City Department of Buildings’ Construction Safety Week, an annual series of events intended to encourage safe construction practices throughout the City. At this one-of-a-kind conference, Department engineers, architects, and construction authorities will discuss new safety measures, review recent industry developments and outline a vision for the future of construction operations in the City. There also will be numerous courses for professional credit and informational booths to provide assistance on new initiatives and regulations. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.http://NYC-BuildingSolutions.com/  Engineering Designs for Fire Alarms - Sprinklers...

NYC sees biggest building permit rise since crash

An early indicator of the future strength of construction across the city is sending very positive signals. In the first two months of the year, the number of permits issued for demolition work in the five boroughs jumped to 328, up 36.7% from the same period a year ago, according to the city's Buildings Department. A total of 12,967 construction permits were issued in January and February. That is up 14% from the first two months of 2011. These permits included both alteration work as well as construction of new buildings.“Demolition permits are a precursor to new buildings,” said Robert LiMandri, commissioner of the city Buildings Department. “It means we will see more building this year.”Meanwhile, in another positive sign, the...