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Inclusionary housing program NYC

Inclusionary Housing Program NYC

In New York City the Inclusionary Housing Program is a zoning incentive that offers higher allowable floor area to developers who provide a portion of their building as affordable units or low income housing. The goal is to incentivize developers to include some low income...

SRO Conversion

SRO Conversion

New York City has many SROs. Property owners are constantly looking to convert their SROs to standard multifamily residential apartments. In this article we will be reviewing some of the basics of SROs and the process for conversion.   SRO Conversion  SRO = Single Room Occupancy  What is an...

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Guide to NYC Agency Unit Abbreviations

  New York City and State Agency Units Abbreviations: BIB: Build It Back BSA: Board of Standards and Appeals DCP: Department of City Planning DDC: Department of Design and Construction DEC: Department of Environmental Conservation DEP: Department of Environmental Protection DOB: Department Of Buildings DOF: Department Of Finance DOT:...

Same Day Plan Exam NYC

Clients are constantly telling me nightmare stories they have heard about how long it takes to get something approved by the NYC Department Of Buildings. In most cases I am going to take the DOB's side on this argument. Simple tiny jobs can get reviewed on...

NYC sliver law

NYC Sliver Law

The so called "Sliver Law" is a reference to a zoning code in New York City that aims to prevent very tall narrow buildings in certain zoning districts. Here is an example of a development that was prevented by the "sliver law". We looked into possibly...

R5 Zoning NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC

In this post we are going to be discussing R5 Zoning in NYC. The R in R5 stands for Residential. First we will look at some general info for this type of zoning. Then an analysis of an actual R5 property in the Bronx. The example...

Combining apartments nyc

Combining Apartments In NYC

Combining two apartments into one in NYC is quite common. Here are some of the protocols for joining apartments in Co-Ops and Condos in New York City. Before you purchase two adjacent apartments you should always check with the building management company to see if they allow the...