As a result of a bill approved by the New York City Council on December 17, 2020, which is expected to become law on January 18, 2021, the December 31, 2020 deadline for gas piping inspections for Community Districts 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs has been extended to June 30, 2021.
Pursuant to a local law passed in 2016, gas piping systems in all buildings except those classified in occupancy group R-3 must be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) or a qualified individual working under an LMP’s direct and continuing supervision at least once every four years pursuant to a schedule set forth in the Rules of the City of New York (1 RCNY Section 103-10).
As anyone traveling around New York City can quickly observe, there are an increasing number of vacant street-level retail spaces. These locations that once were home to apparel companies, sporting goods franchises, banks and restaurants are frequently empty for long periods of time as property owners and managers market these spaces in search of new long-term tenants. These vacant spaces, however, present an opportunity that enterprising media companies are poised to exploit – turning these spaces into a platform for the display of dynamic advertising signage.
In an effort to collect more than one billion dollars in outstanding fines, the City of New York is offering an amnesty program that allows participants to resolve violations