The cost to build a house in NYC will vary based on many variables, but the costs for a basic house will be between 300 and 350 per square foot and will go up to 500 per square foot or more to build a high...
It appears National Grid is imposing a moratorium on new gas service connections. This can impact new developments because it is unclear as to when this moratorium will end.
National Grid Gas Moratorium
Should We Add Gas in NYC?
So I am an architect in NYC and I...
The NYC Zoning Resolution is a set of regulations that govern the use, and bulk (size, shape, etc.) of buildings by dividing the city into specific Zoning Districts. Each Zoning District has a distinct set of rules for building developments and alterations of existing buildings.
An architecture license is issued by the State. I am a Registered Architect in New York State practicing in New York City with local affiliations. NYC is a difficult place to work so if you are looking for an architect I recommend getting a Registered...
In New York City, you can add a small wind turbine on the roof of a building as a renewable energy source. There are some restrictions on wind turbine size, noise, safety, even color.
Adding Wind Power in NYC
Only Small wind Turbines are Allowed
When adding a roof deck to a building in NYC you will 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
Roof Deck Materials
New York City is promoting energy efficiency and sustainability through new initiatives like Zone Green which provides zoning incentives for sustainable design features in buildings.
Zone Green NYC
The New York City Department Of City Planning made amendments to the zoning code to make it easier for...
The New York City Building Code and the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law set standards for habitable room requirements including: room sizes, window requirements, egress, and relationship to other spaces within the dwelling unit. Habitable Spaces cover Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom, and most other...
In NYC Property Records can sometimes be difficult to find. There are resources available for building records research.
NYC Building Records Research
HPD Records / I Card
When looking into the records on an existing building the Certificate of Of...
When applying for a newsstand you must provide drawings of the location and stand showing clearances as specified in the Department Of Consumer Affairs Regulations.
NYC Newsstand Application Drawing
Drawing Submission Requirements
Photos of Site
Scale Drawings for Newsstand Application
When applying for a...