Can’t Do It In Person Anymore

Today is the last business day to submit 2017 NYC Boiler Inspection filings in person. Electronic filing will be required beginning August 14th.

Effective August 1st, the City Department of Sanitation will be enforcing new commercial recycling rules adopted last year. Stepped up residential enforcement can be expected while the inspectors are out. Look for an article detailing all the changes in the September New York Housing Journal.

An unwritten rule requiring proof of an access agreement with effected adjacent properties before the City Buildings Department will issue a permit is being reported by law firm Tarter, Krinsky, & Drogin.

The State Attorney General’s office is now requiring documentation to allow review of rent histories of regulated apartments before approving co-op or condo conversions, delaying decisions while records are gathered, according to law firm Herrick.

The Governor signed legislation, Tuesday, increasing the income level for eligibility for the Senior Citizen Homeowners Exemption (which applies to co-op and condo owners) to $50,000—the same as the current SCRIE level.

The New York City Housing Authority hasn’t been doing required lead paint inspections, according to a Daily News story yesterday about a probe of the agency by federal prosecutors.

The City Council Land Use Committee gave approval to a plan for rezoning midtown east for higher density office construction, almost guaranteeing eventual adoption. The City would tax the sale of new air rights transfers under the plan at 20% or $61.49 per foot, whichever is greater.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens is the toughest zip code in the City to add residential density, according to a BuildZoom analysis. Barely 500 units were added between 2000 and 2015. Number two area, Sunnyside, actually lost almost 500. But it turns out all you need to get new housing is for government to welcome it. New Rochelle has opened its doors.

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