The Angry NYer weighs in on the DOB:
I think the answer to what to do about the DOB is simple: Fold it into the NYPD. Give building inspectors badges and guns. Give them the right to arrest anyone violating a stop work order. When JAIL TIME is a possibility for developers and contractors that do not operate with the highest safety standards, maybe then these f*cking assholes will take their jobs more seriously.
Think about it - if you or I go unto a high rise and start dropping stuff on people below - we’re going to be arrested. If you ‘accidentally’ set it on fire and firement die or get hurt, you’re going to be f*cked. When this sort of thing happens though at a construction site, it’s not treated the same. End the double standard. These people violate the safety of citizens every day with their unsafe practices. They should be treated as the criminals they are.