New York City

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...

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. Specifically converting a building with Class B...

NYC DOB Plan Exam

Same Day Plan Exam NYC

The NYC DOB has an option to file as a "Same Day Plan Exam". This is for small alterations that will be reviewed quickly. Just because it is called a same day plan exam does not mean it will be approved the same day. Clients are...