Aside from minor building upkeep, essentially all construction work requires a permit from the Department of Buildings. However, depending on the nature of the work being done, you may need to apply for additional permits from other city agencies, as well: More Info
Revocable consent is a right granted by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a person or business to build and use certain structures on, over or under the city’s streets and sidewalks. Permission typically lasts for about ten years, albeit with an annual fee. As the name implies, the city can revoke its consent at any time.
Here’s how to go about applying for it!
Few things make a lunch or dinner out more romantic than sitting outside and enjoying the warm summer breeze. However, because sidewalk cafés are built on city property—namely, the sidewalk—and can present an obstruction to pedestrians, these cafés are subject to special zoning regulations and special government clearance. According to the New York City Zoning Resolution, there are three main types of sidewalk cafés: More Info
Although canopies and awnings look similar and serve the same basic function, they’re classed entirely differently according to the NYC Building Code and require different permits as a result. Failing to obtain the correct permits could result in hefty fines.
What’s the difference?
As part of former Mayor Bloomberg’s 2007 PlaNYC initiative to create a greener New York, the City has greatly stepped up its efforts to plant trees around the five boroughs. More Info