Insights

22 Jun 2017

Retail Isn’t Dying, It’s Evolving

Each year around the third week of May, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) hosts The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, better known as RECon. With more than 37,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors, it is the largest convention...

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21 Jun 2017

Move Over! Broadway and Seventh Avenue Are Becoming More Pedestrian Friendly

This summer, the Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to make the city more pedestrian-friendly. The first project to be implemented will make two blocks on Broadway car-free. The second project, introduced in May, proposes to widen sidewalks...

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20 Jun 2017

Legionnaires’ Disease Returns to NYC

In response to a lethal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed seven and sickened more than 100 in 2015, the City of New York passed one of the toughest cooling tower and HVAC inspection laws in the country. The intent of the law was to...

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31 May 2017

Uncovering the Secrets of NYC Tunnels (& Why the NYC Building Code Should Apply Down There)

As you’ve rushed through the city streets on your daily activities, have you ever wondered what’s going on beneath your feet? Have you ever wondered if the NYC Building Code applies to the massive structures down there? We sure did, so we looked...

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31 May 2017

ADA vs. the 2014 NYC Building Code

One of the more confusing and contentious issues during design and construction is handicap accessibility compliance. Below we outline the key differences between the two codes that govern accessibility in New York City―The American Disabilities...

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