Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sandy Residue

The City issued mixed messages on post-Sandy actions this week: Heat and hot water violations on storm damaged properties will be prosecuted immediately unless the owner corrects the conditions or signs up for the City’s Rapid Repair Program, Mayor Bloomberg … Continue reading

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A Pass on Taxes – For Now

The City will not bill $430 million in co-op and condo tax breaks that the State Legislature failed to renew this year, Crains Insider reported yesterday. The article quotes Paul Korngold, attorney and ABO member, who noted that the City … Continue reading

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Rapid Repairs

New York City has announced a Rapid Repairs program to match homeowners suffering damage from Superstorm Sandy with contractors. Contractors who are interested in participating in this rebuilding effort must register their company at bteany.com/rapidrepairs. FEMA is also registering contractors. … Continue reading

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Storm and Election Fallout Continue

Mayor Bloomberg yesterday lifted the low sulfur requirements for fuel oil due to supply issues, following earlier moves to cut paperwork for boiler repair permits and eliminate biodiesel requirements. ABO urges storm relief donations to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance … Continue reading

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Boiler Repair Permits Expedited

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has waived the two percent biodiesel requirement for heating oil dues to supply problems. This waiver does not apply to the low sulfur content requirements. The waiver will remain in effect … Continue reading

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The Wake of the Storm

The Department of Buildings allowed resumption of construction effective Thursday, but requires post-Sandy inspection of all cranes, crawlers, hoists, sheds and scaffolds and filing of inspection reports before work resumes. Due to the continuing lack of power downtown, the ABO … Continue reading

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