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Removing a wall in a Townhouse NYC

When removing a wall in townhouse you need an architect or a structural engineer to determine if the wall is structural. Removing the wall will require permits from the NYC DOB.   Removing a Wall in a Townhouse Introduction to NYC Townhouse Structural Design Who Determines if...

Kitchen Renovation NYC

Kitchen Renovation 101

There are a lot of issues to learn about kitchen renovations. This blog post will be a basic introduction to renovating a kitchen.   Kitchen Renovation 101   Stock, Semi Custom, and Custom Kitchen Cabinets Standard Kitchen Cabinet Sizes Measuring For Kitchen Cabinets Countertops Appliances Smoke Soffit Lighting ...

Use Group 12 NYC Zoning

Use Group 12 NYC Entertainment Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 12 is mostly large entertainment uses and some retail uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 12 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 12 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of...

Use Group 13 NYC Zoning

Use Group 13 NYC Open Amusement Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 13 is mostly open entertainment uses and some retail uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 13 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 13 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of...

NYC Roof Deck Design

Adding a Roof Deck NYC

When adding a roof deck to a building in NYC you must file for permits with the NYC DOB. Roof Decks must comply with egress, accessibility, building codes, and zoning codes.   NYC Roof Deck Design   NYC Roof Deck Regulations Structural Options Roof Deck Materials Roof Deck...

Use Group 11 NYC Zoning

Use Group 11 NYC Manufacturing Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 11 consists of certain manufacturing uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 11 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 11 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a building....

Use Group 10 NYC Zoning

Large Retail Zoning NYC Use Group 10

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 10 consists of Large Retail Commercial uses such as Department Stores.   Commercial Zoning NYC Use Group 10 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 10 Use Groups are listed on the...

Little Italy Zoning Special District

Little Italy has a special zoning district with additional regulations in addition to the underlying zoning district rules. All zoning regulations apply in the underlying zoning district unless specifically altered by the Special District regulations.   Little Italy Zoning The Little Italy Special Zoning District is broken into...