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Dumbbells

One of the archetypical New York buildings is the “dumbbell tenement,” which was named after its shape, not its occupants or owners. It’s worth looking at what these buildings are and why the gradual reduction in their numbers is not a bad thing. That’s the corner of 19th Street (left) and Eight Avenue (right), looking …

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Playing Detective

Are you a college student or recent grad pursuing a career in #engineering? Visit DOB's table at the Manhattan College Spring Career Fair tomorrow, 3/12 1pm-4pm in the Bronx. And check out @DCAS #civilservice exams for info on Engineering Intern tests https://t.co/HEvJ9zvG9N pic.twitter.com/d1DmTEPChA — NYC Buildings (@NYC_Buildings) March 11, 2019 First, the DoB can always …

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A Constellation

The NYC Department of Buildings has released another on-line tool. This one provides a fast summary of permits, complaints, inspections by the DoB, violations, and construction accidents for every building in the city, accessible by a map. If you click on the screenshot above, you’ve got the entire city, as I zoomed way out. I …

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