Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bleak Construction Forecast

There could be 40,000 fewer construction jobs in 2013 than 2008, according to a forecast by the New York Building Congress released this week.  Commercial construction is expected to increase slightly in 2012 and fall slightly in 2013 while residential … Continue reading

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New Permit Portal and Green Infrastructure Plans

New York City is announcing new online services for developers, owners and managers almost as often as they are issuing RFPs for development projects. Of course, what they give with one hand they take away with the other… The Department … Continue reading

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Zuccotti Private/Public Space?

The City and Brookfield properties seem to have backed down on emptying Zuccotti Park for cleaning this morning, but the issues of Privately Owned Pubic Spaces won’t go away. There are 520 of them in New York City. Brookfield laid … Continue reading

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Corruption at HPD

Federal and New York City law enforcement agents and officers yesterday arrested HPD Assistant Commissioner Wendell Walters and six others on charges of racketeering conspiracy, bribery, extortion, wire fraud and money laundering on HPD projects in Brooklyn, Queens and the … Continue reading

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