There are two types of Tax Lot Mergers in NYC. One tax lot merger is for merging plots of land the other is for combining 2 or more Condo units in a condominium building. Both need to be filed with the Department Of Finance (DOF).
You can combine two adjacent townhouses in New York City. Combining Townhouses is an involved process requiring applications from many City Agencies including DOB Alt 1 filing a DOF Lot Merger, and multiple other filings dependent on individual circumstances.
Combining Townhouses NYC
Filing for Combining Townhouses in...
Multifamily Residential buildings must be file with the State Attorney General to achieve Co-Op or Condominium status. the documents for a Co-Op or Condo Conversion are called an Offering Plan.
Condo Conversion NYC
Condo Conversion Process NYC
Develop Building or Convert to Multifamily Residential
Indoor Spaces with 75 people or more qualify as a Place of Assembly and outdoor spaces with 200 people or more do as well. The spaces need a certificate Of Operation to function legally in New York City.
Place Of Assembly
What Qualifies as a Place...
In most cases hostel are illegal in New York City pursuant to The Housing Maintenance Code Section 27-2077. The illegality of Hostels is further reinforced by the NYC Department Of Buildings: Building Bulletin 2013-005. Hostel Laws NYC Building Codes prohibit the development of commercial hostels...
New York City Local Law 79 of 2016 in New York requires that all single-occupant bathrooms be made available to people of all genders in the City Of New York. This law applies ensures gender neutral bathrooms are available to all individuals where all single-occupant...
The terms townhouse, brownstone, and rowhouse are often used interchangeably but they actually all mean different things.
Difference Between a Brownstone, Townhouse, and Rowhouse
What is a Townhouse?
A townhouse is an attached house or rowhouse located in a city or town. These are typically...
In New York City a building is a high rise if the it has an occupied floor that is 75 feet or more above the lowest street level for fire truck access. So when measuring from the lowest street level on any side of the...
If a proposed building complies with Zoning Codes you can build against your neighbor's wall. There are codes to comply with and technical issues to contend with, but in general it is allowed to attach a building to your neighbors wall.
Building Against Your Neighbor's Wall
There are lots of townhouses in NYC. If you are looking to renovate a townhouse, build an addition, or develop a new townhouse on an empty lot there will be many issues to consider.
NYC Townhouse Architects
Townhouse New Construction