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New looks at JFK Airport’s forthcoming $13B overhaul

New looks at JFK Airport’s forthcoming $13B overhaul

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled several new details about the upcoming transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, most notably the creation of two new terminals that will replace some of the existing terminals, and rise on the northern and southern end of the complex. The cost of this revamp has gone up from the $10 billion […]

NYC Moves to Stop Fake Renovation Filings Used to Evict Renters

NYC Moves to Stop Fake Renovation Filings Used to Evict Renters

New York’s city council is moving to enact a law to deter landlords from falsifying construction permit applications for building renovations in an effort to drive tenants out of rent-controlled apartments. The tactic has drawn increased scrutiny after the city fined Kushner Cos., the family business of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, for allegedly engaging […]

Crane drops steel beams at NYC construction site

Crane drops steel beams at NYC construction site

A crane in New York City dropped steel beams onto scaffolding on West 34th Street and 12th Street at the Javits’ Center just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported, said Cadet Taylor Cannon, of the New York City Police Department. Cannon said the crane does not appear to be in danger of […]

The NYC hotel construction boom is back

The NYC hotel construction boom is back

One out of five dwelling units currently under construction in New York City is in a hotel. That’s the highest proportion since 2013, according to an analysis by The Real Deal. This milestone reflects a combination of several factors. As the volume of active apartment construction has slowly trended downwards over the past two years, hotel […]

Track every major NYC construction project with this new map

Track every major NYC construction project with this new map

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how many new buildings are going up in New York City at any given moment, we have good news—a new interactive map from the Department of Buildings is here to help. The Active Major Construction map, which the DOB launched on Tuesday, gives a broad overview of the newest and biggest construction […]

The construction unions at a crossroads

The construction unions at a crossroads

Standing in front of thousands of construction workers in Union Square, Gary LaBarbera screamed into the microphone — his voice going hoarse from condemning Related Companies. “In my opinion, they are a bunch of fucking liars,” the New York Building and Construction Trades Council president said. “You can sue me, you can take me to court, […]

Construction begins on Bjarke Ingels-designed Bronx police station

Construction begins on Bjarke Ingels-designed Bronx police station

Bjarke Ingels has a few high-profile New York City projects currently in the works—the Spiralin Hudson Yards, and the XI, the twisting hotel/condo hybrid that hugs the High Line—but the latest to break ground is slightly more humble. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that construction has begun on the starchitect’s new building for the 40th Precinct in the […]

Critics blame NYC’s scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees

Critics blame NYC’s scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees

Dive Brief: The cost of insurance coverage for New York City’s $11.2 billion East Side Access tunnel has risen 557% from original cost estimates to $584 million, and critics of the state’s long-time Scaffold Safety Law, which makes employers and owners responsible for “gravity-related accidents,” said the regulation is to blame, according to Crain’s New York […]

New York Flooring Manufacturer Cited for Exposing Employees to Mechanical, Chemical, and Other Hazards

New York Flooring Manufacturer Cited for Exposing Employees to Mechanical, Chemical, and Other Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Timberline Hardwood Floors LLC for willful and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. The Fulton, New York, custom hardwood-flooring manufacturer faces proposed penalties totaling $182,917. OSHA cited the company for failing to implement lockout-tagout procedures to prevent machines from unintentionally […]