Comptroller takes aim at DOB budget, swapping lectures for building wine and cheese parties, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 23, 2019 - 11:00AM

City Comptroller Scott Stringer criticized the Department of Building's budget, which increased more than 60 percent while the city has seen a rise in construction injuries and fatalities (

Pet portraits, lectures on bee keeping, and dream workshops: Just some of the creative programming you can find at luxury buildings (The New York Times)

Tres Puentes Senior Apartments, a $117.7 million, affordable senior housing development with 175 apartments, opened in Mott Haven in the Bronx (press release)

Cities like NY are starting to make progress toward a goal of zero traffic fatalities (StreetsBlogUSA)

Brooklyn Technical High School was the winner of Urban Land Institute New York’s first citywide student competition. Students responded to a Request for Proposal for a 14-acre, mixed-use development (press release)

Know someone who is planning a visit to NYC? Send them this packing list of tourist essentials (Business Insider)


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