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New York City Council extends construction worker safety training deadline to March 2021

New York City Council has passed a bill to extend the deadline for construction workers to complete 40 hours of safety training until late in the winter. Construction workers will now have until March 1, 2021 rather than Sept. 1 to finish the safety training mandated by 2017’s Local Law 196. Crain’s New York Business reported the […]

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths

The city reported a nearly 19 percent decrease in construction-related injuries in the last fiscal year, a drop the Department of Buildings partially attributes to a new construction safety law. There were 534 construction-related injuries between July 2019 and June 2020, a drop from the 646 seen during the same time period in the previous […]

DOB Issued 550 Covid-19 Violations on NYC Construction Sites Since July

New York City’s Department of Buildings has issued 550 across the five boroughs since July. As reported by Crain’s NY, there were 213 violations in Brooklyn projects, 167 in Manhattan, 124 in Queens, 42 in the Bronx and four in Staten Island.   On the very first day of inspections, July 8, the DOB issued the […]

New York City Council extends construction worker safety training deadline to March 2021

New York City Council has passed a bill to extend the deadline for construction workers to complete 40 hours of safety training until late in the winter. Construction workers will now have until March 1, 2021 rather than Sept. 1 to finish the safety training mandated by 2017’s Local Law 196. Crain’s New York Business reported the […]

How the Construction Industry Is Adapting to the New Normal

As we approach the three-month milestone since the official restart of construction in NYC, it is an appropriate time to observe how the construction industry has responded to the required workplace health changes and what contract changes may need to be addressed in the future. While the construction industry has always considered safety to be […]

Court overturns decision blocking construction of NYC high-rises

A court decision blocking the city’s controversial plan to add three high-rises to the Two Bridges project was overturned by an appeals court Thursday. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the City Council and local residents filed suit last year to stop the erection of the towers that would range between 60 and 80 stories high and would […]

Governor Cuomo Announces New Record High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported to New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 100,022 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high. Hospitalizations dropped to 429, a new low since March 16, and intubations dropped to 47, a new low since March 14. New York State’s infection rate has been below 1 percent for 23 straight days. […]

NJ’s Rising COVID Numbers Cause Concerns In NYC

New Jersey’s coronavirus numbers are heading back into dangerous territory—and setting off alarm bells in New York as well. Listen Live Now on WCBS Newsradio 880 In New Jersey, the coronavirus transmission rate stands at 1.49—its highest mark in months. On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy threatened to roll back some reopening measures. New York’s case numbers […]

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitalizations and intubations hit new lows since mid-March, and no deaths were reported in New York City for the second day in a row. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other […]

NYC Outdoor Dining Will Return Next Year—Even If Covid-19 Doesn’t

Open air, curbside dining was such a success in New York City that it will return next year, regardless of the pandemic, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, who lauded the program—being used across the country—as a silver lining for the hard-hit hospitality industry. KEY FACTS De Blasio announced the planned return of the “Open […]