Construction

New York City requires 40 hours of OSHA-certified training for workers on building and demolition jobs. The few free classes available are now overwhelmed.
Permits for more than 58,000 apartments show rush to secure lucrative 421-a benefit ahead of state law’s June expiration.
Neither side is saying what’s behind the dispute, but Make The Road NY has asked a court to toss the debt claim. Meanwhile, the Department of Buildings says the contractor didn’t properly insure workers.
These three sectors explain why NYC just can’t get its groove back.
Renovation of an Upper West Side apartment building is the cause of disputes between longtime residents and new ownership.
The office asserts the system is broken and City Hall can help more, as it follows a century-old legal precedent and rejects payout requests for flood damage.
Prosecutors allege that the scaffolding at 243 Fourth Avenue had been left unfastened for days, leading it to blow off and severely injure 32-year-old Haley Keating.
In 2019, now mayoral Chief of Staff Frank Carone stepped in as fixer for a project with a trail of shaky safety practices, after a 32-year-old woman suffered life-altering brain injuries.
The second annual report card for 20,000 structures — from pre-war apartment complexes to skyscrapers — showed modest improvements. But the most popular mark was again “D,” even as the pandemic skewed power usage.
The latest employment numbers are 25,000 below the city’s pre-coronavirus peak. With uncertainty over everything from the next mayor to Gov. Cuomo’s political fate, the industry is betting nearly all on President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure push.
Parts of the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, SoHo and the West Village saw net drops in residential apartments in the past decade, a new report from the Department of City Planning found.
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Diana Florence, who left the District Attorney’s office in January following allegations she withheld evidence, becomes the seventh candidate to join the contest.
Crews return to controversial Upper West Side site as developers say wind threatens the unfinished building and officials OK “emergency work.”
Permitted “essential” projects — including hotels, a Queens Target and apartment renovations — go on despite Gov. Cuomo’s March order to limit work.
Construction workers decide between a paycheck and exposure to illness as developers weigh liability concerns for anyone who gets sick on the job.
New Manhattan administrative space for New York City Health + Hospitals has been deemed an “essential” exception to the governor’s “pause” order.
After outcry from workers and job sites impacted by coronavirus, governor nixes most residential and commercial building projects in New York.
Cuomo deems construction an “essential” trade. But some laborers said they fear for their health when a positive test isn’t enough to shut a jobsite.
Calls for a shutdown to alleviate coronavirus and a protective mask shortage highlight risks to nonunion and undocumented workers.
Defendant convicted in bribery case demands Diana Florence, a former top deputy to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, testify at hearing.
Several bribery cases prosecuted by Cy Vance Jr.’s office are unraveling in the face of allegations a top deputy withheld key evidence.