Recent Publications - Construction


NYC Dept. of Buildings’ Moratorium on Wellness Regulations Expires July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020 | Construction
The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) previously issued a restart guidance for resumption of construction. The guidance can be found at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/restart_enforcement_guidance.pdf. Pursuant to the guidance, construction projects subject to permits issued by the DOB, or otherwise regulated by the New York City Construction Codes and the New York City Electrical Code, may …
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Updated ESD Guidance on Essential Business and Construction
April 13, 2020 | Construction
On April 9, 2020, the New York State Empire State Development (ESD) updated its “Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to Workforce Reduction Under Recent Executive Orders” (the “Guidance”). In the updated Guidance, ESD adds two new essential business categories, provides additional details regarding which activities constitute “essential construction,” expands the list …
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New York Halts All Non-Essential Construction
March 27, 2020 | Construction
Amid the exponential increase of COVID-19 cases in the State of New York and, more specifically in New York City, Governor Cuomo today issued an order requiring all “non-essential” construction in the State of New York to shut down, with the exception of: (i) emergency projects necessary to protect the health and safety of building …
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Proposed NY Bill to Offer Relief to Both Owners and Tenants
March 24, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On March 23, 2020, New York Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris introduced proposed legislation which, if adopted, would expand upon the unprecedented Executive Order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 20, 2020, imposing a 90-day moratorium on all residential and commercial evictions. The proposed bill is intended to provide financial support to residential and commercial tenants and …
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Landlords: Take These Steps Now to Preserve Your Income
March 23, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation
Local, state and federal governments have taken unprecedented measures to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), measures that will negatively impact the real estate industry in the state. Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that will directly impact New York’s real estate industry. On March 20, 2020, Gov. Cuomo issued …
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Protect Your Construction Project from Problems Related to Coronavirus
March 16, 2020 | Construction
The impact of COVID-19 on construction and development is evolving each and every day. Issues have arisen, and will continue to arise, with respect to maintaining project schedules, safety concerns, and learning of and complying with the rapidly changing rules, guidelines and regulations that are being implemented on a daily, and even hourly basis. Checking …
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TRO Pauses Controversial DOS Interpretation of New Rental Law
February 11, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Monday, February 10, a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in Albany County issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to put on hold implementation of the Department of State’s (DOS) interpretation of the statewide Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA) as it relates to the payment of brokers’ fees in response …
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