Monthly Archives: October 2016

More Money for Fewer Units Ahead

The Building Congress reported this week that while overall residential construction spending is expected to increase, the number of new housing units produced is forecast to decline from 36,850 units last year to 31,300 in 2016. Looking ahead, the Building … Continue reading

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Airbnb Decision Due

Governor Cuomo has until October 29th, but is expected to act sooner, on the AirBnb bill which would prohibit advertising illegal short term rentals…and severely crimp AirBnb’s business model. The company and opponents were still fighting while the Governor deliberated. … Continue reading

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New Benchmark

Buildings between 25,000 and 50,000 square feet will have to start filing electricity and water benchmarking data when the City determines that utilities can upload the information directly to the EPA Portfolio Manager website, according to legislation approved by the … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke

NY Housing Authority maintenance workers are routinely falsifying reports on whether smoke alarms are working and other safety information, according to a report issued Tuesday by the City Department of Investigation. Governor Cuomo signed legislation late last week providing for … Continue reading

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Bio Diesel

No. 2 and 4 oil will have to be 5% biodiesel by October 1, 2017 under legislation passed by the City Council, last week. ┬áNo. 2 oil would have increasing percentages beginning in 2025. The Council also passed legislation conforming … Continue reading

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