Metro Briefing | New York
Manhattan: Notification of Building Permits
By RAY RIVERA, NY TIMES
Published: May 10, 2007
The City Council passed legislation yesterday requiring the Buildings Department to notify the Fire Department when alteration permits are issued for buildings. The bill was submitted after a 2006 Bronx fire in which two firefighters were killed when a floor collapsed in a building that had undergone renovations, though the cause of the collapse is still under investigation. The bill passed 51 to 0, and the mayor is expected to sign it.
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