Reimagining Design for the New Normal: Restaurants

Restaurants have been caught in something of a catch-22 since the beginning of the pandemic.


LL114 of 2019: Truth and Consequences

LL114 of 2019 increases penalties for false PW1 statements on occupancy.


Under Local Law 49, select areas in Brooklyn can create lawful cellar apartments. Does Queens NY have a similar program or eligibility?

As Local Law 49 of 2019 is a pilot program to facilitate the creation and alteration of habitable apartments in basements and cellars of certain one- and two-family dwellings in Community Board 5 (East New York and Cypress Hills) in Brooklyn, it does not yet apply to Queens. Cellar apartments are not currently permitted in one- and two-family dwellings, and Basement apartments are only permitted if they meet stringent criteria.


Don’t Boil Over

Getting acquainted with DOB’s new boiler violations portal.