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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 ...

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 ...

HPD Certificate of Corrections

Do HPD Violations Require a Certificate of Correction?

If you’ve received an HPD Violation, you’ll need to certify that the changes have been made, within the legally required timeframe. You can certify either by mail or online. By Mail You’ll need to print out a document to fill out. Which form you use depends on if the violation is heat-related or not. The ...

Street Fair

Keeping Things Tidy During Street Events

After an event such as a block party has occurred, the street needs to be properly cleaned in order to avoid getting a ticket. Follow the same rules for buildings, and make sure that materials are properly recycled. Some of what needs to be recycled includes: Paper Corrugated cardboardMetal cansPlastic bottles & jugsGlass bottles and ...

What Can Be Reported On Your Building On 311

NYC's 311 started off as a phone service that members of the public can call to access information about the city. Now there is also 311 online services. Any member of the public can call in or log an online complaint based on many building-related matters. The following are some of the categories of noncompliance ...

Having Outside Displays Without Getting Ticketed

Many stores have displays outside that catch the eyes of passersby. Displays cannot Extend more than 3 feet from the storefront Be taller than 5 feet Be put outside if the sidewalk is less wide than 12 feet Some streets, however, do not allow any displays whatsoever on their sidewalks. They are called Zero Sidewalk ...