New York City

NYC Building Permits

NYC Building Permits

There are different types of NYC Building Permits. A construction or building permit must be acquired before you begin any construction project in NYC including new buildings and renovations or alterations. In NYC building permit applications must be filed by an R.A. Registerd Architect or...

Finding an office in NYC

Tips For Finding An Office In NYC

Finding an office space in NYC can be a difficult and stressful process. This is a major investment and essential to your business identity and success.   Finding An Office Space Take Your Time and Plan Ahead Understand Commercial Building Classifications Rentable Square Footage Vs Usable Square...

Zoning Variance NYC

Zoning Variance NYC

What Is a Zoning Variance? A Zoning Variance is a special approval to develop a property in a manner that does not completely conform with the Zoning Regulations. Zoning Variances are typically issued when a property has a unique condition that causes a hardship on the...

Homeowners Night

Help From NYC DOB

Renovating and building in New York can be difficult. From trying to find an architect to selecting a contractor. The process can be daunting. Fortunately, the Department of Building offers free assistance in the form of Homeowners’­ Night. Homeowner’s Night is every Tuesday night from...

Inclusionary Housing 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 with 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...