Wednesday, July 2, 2008
DOB violates its own C of O
Some genius figured out how to fix the horribly Rube Goldberg-esque machine that is the New York City Department of Buildings. Their solution was to consolidate a half-dozen or so divisional tasks (Data Entry, miscellaneous Data Entry (don't ask), permitting, cashiers, etc...) and to create a new breed of Uber-clerks that do everything.
The Department of...You've Got To Be Shitting Me.
By my estimate the line these days exceeds 150 people, possibly closer to 200, and literally stretches to the commissioners' office door. It seems that some of the frustrated people that frequent the Manhattan DOB noticed that the temporary certificate of occupancy they run for this building, they being the Department of City Wide Administrative Services, only allows for 180 people on the floor. It also seems they registered complaints with the FD who were on the 3rd floor 3 times last week; word on the street is that the FD issued violations for over-occupying the floor. The actual number of occupants on the floor on a typical day is probably closer to double--if not more--than what the legal occupant load is.
This great link came courtesy of Curbed.