Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dramatic drop in building permits

From The Real Deal:

The New York City Department of Buildings issued building permits for only 576 residential units in 133 buildings in January and February of this year. That number is an 80 percent drop from the number of permits issued in 2008 and an 87 percent drop from the number issued in 2007, according to data released [Wednesday] by the New York Building Congress.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would these developers try to get a permit when then know they can do anything they want because the D.O.B. wont do anything to them anyway?

Anonymous said...

doesn't mean the work has stopped! people are doing the old fashion way, screw the city and costs.

Anonymous said...

Let's compare these figures to the number of stop work orders issued by DOB for illegal work WITHOUT PERMITS!

Dont ya just luv it...the NYC "Building Congress"...fancy name for a bunch of skeevy lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

great but you should include this too

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/04/24/2009-04-24_saving_boros_7_wonders_.html

Queens Crapper said...

Why? That's the lamest collection of "Queens landmarks" that has ever been suggested. We are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. Or maybe that's all we have left since all the really historic sites have already been bulldozed.

italian girl said...

A builder's pain is my pleasure.

Anonymous said...

The Ceiling on Your Head Party demands more construction constantly with or without permits. Our platform is the platform resting on your prone body after you are sandwiched between your ceiling and your floor.

Vote Bloomberg!

Anonymous said...

As they say in Russia,
"TOUGHSKI SHITSKI"!

I'm really feelin' for all those rapacious over-developers!

There's is a bright side to this financial downturn after all.

Anonymous said...

Queens...
the developers' paradise and LPC's stepchild!