All posts by Justine Comeau

Being Prepared for Flooding

Special Flood Hazard Areas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) that notes high-risk areas. These areas have a 1% or higher risk of flooding in a year. Over 30 years, there's a 26% chance of flooding. Due to the high probability of a flood over the course of ...

De-registering a Building with the HPD

If your building is now a single-family home, you'll need to remove it from the HPD records. Buildings with tenants are required to register annually with the department. If you are in their records and do not complete an annual registration, there is a fine associated. You will need to complete a form letting the ...

How NYCityAlerts Automates FDNY Compliance

NYCityAlerts will help you streamline your FDNY compliance process. We display data from the Fire Department that is not accessible publicly online. This data is updated on our site weekly, and cannot be viewed via a government website. Especially if you are managing a large portfolio, this is invaluable data because of how much money ...

How NYCityAlerts Can Help You with OATH/ECB Hearings

NYCityAlerts can help you with OATH/ECB hearings in two distinct ways: 1. Know when a hearing is coming up NYCityAlerts will show you the dates of any upcoming ECB hearings. The OATH ECB Hearings segment on a building profile will display both the date the violation was given and the hearing date. You can sort the data ...

Are You in a Flood Zone?

There are six different flood zones in New York City, going from Zone 1 to Zone 6, with 1 being the most likely to flood in the event of a storm. It is important to know if your buildings are in a flood zone, and if so, which zones, in order to be prepared. The ...

Do You Have to Alert Adjoining Building Owners to Demolition Activity?

An amendment to Local Law 141 of 2013 mandates that the City will be the ones to let adjoining owners know about demolitions. What is an Adjoining Property? It is land that would also be affected if building work was to take place in one building. This can include fences, walls, and sidewalks. Notification Owners ...

Is a Certificate of Correction Necessary to Close out DOB Violations?

Also known as an AEU-2 Form, a Certificate of Correction must be filled out in order to put a cap on a DOB violation. You may declare a correction on all classes (1, 2, or 3) of DOB violations. It is not merely enough to have attended a hearing in order for to close the ...