Department Of Buildings
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Thursday, May 09, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
Remember Nigel Warren? He’s the East Village man who racked up a pile of violation notices after renting out his apartment on Airbnb for three nights, while he was out of town. The fines could cost him thousands of dollars. WNYC reported his story in February.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
File this under the "You Don't See That Every Day" category:
The city's Department of Investigations busted a construction superintended for trying to bribe an undercover Department of Buildings investigator, posing as an inspector. The faux-inspector was allegedly offered $1,000 to keep the building from being cited for violations.
The Department of Buildings has a history of being plagued by corruption.
DOI Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said in a statement, “Bribing a City inspector is risky business that leads to arrest and prosecution. I thank the Buildings Inspector for reporting the incident. DOI will continue to work with the Buildings Department to expose and stop individuals who undermine New Yorkers’ safety by trying to evade the City’s construction codes.”
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Artist Mauricio Lopez designed the bold geometric patterns of “Color Mesh,” now adorning the construction fence along one side of the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project.