Thursday, September 13, 2018

IMBY TOOL: NYC Active Construction


Ok my loyal followers, I have another great voyeur tool to appease our insatiable appetites.  Play with this site awhile and see if it doesn't itch your scratch and scratch your itch.

NYC Active Major Construction

NYC Department of Building's Active Major Construction tool is an interactive map and dashboard that provides real-time insight into all currently active major construction sites. Buildings on the map are categorized by square footage, estimated cost, and proposed dwelling units with larger points denoting higher values. Click on any of the points to get more details as well as a direct link to the permit info on DOB's Building Information System (BIS). The sidebar also contains various interactive filters.

Scroll down to view daily Top 10 lists of active sites with the most square footage, most expensive, tallest, and most dwelling units. Additional Top 10 bar graphs show general contractors with the most active city-wide square footage and cost, as well as occupancy type information.

The data used to create this application consists of all active New Building (NB) and Alteration Type 1 (A1) Enlargement permits and is updated daily. (LINK)




VOLUMINOUS DATA





What's up with the Pavillion Theater remodel in the South Slope?  Click on any construction site to pop open a window, peer in, see property DOB BIS links and transparent permit info such as type, issuance and expiration dates, square footage, cost estimates, occupancy class, and proposed dwelling units.   

New Architectural Voyeurism: Reimagining Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue

uadO  moN:  You asked for it and IMBY, as usual, provides.  All our residential centerfolds come with out aggravating staples.  For your viewing pleasure, Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue.  

Take the GOWANUS side of the Avenue.
































Friday, March 09, 2018

Another Hammer For the IMBY Toolbox


There are so many new architecturally related  online applications available to us keyboard voyeurs it's hard to keep au courant.  If you're literally still hiding in the bushes, old school, this NY City Parks Capital Project Tracker will allow you to keep an eye on the cities shrubbery from your darkened saferoom. Quit venturing outside sans sunscreen. Go forth and ride the waves of government transparency from your waterbeds, my dear 400lb readers.



EVERY JOB,  EVERY BOROUGH,  EVERY BUCK SPENT. Let's go visit the ongoing reconstruction of The Butterfly Gardens in Brooklyn's South Slope neighborhood.

ZOOM MORE MAPS. ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM

SPENDING $637,000, I NEED DETAILS!   EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS PROJECT. WANT TO KNOW HOW WE BUILD PARKS? CLICK HERE

 BUTTERFLY GARDEN FUTURE PATIO SEATING AREA WITH WATER FOUNTAIN.  LOCAL GRADE SCHOOLS USE AND MAINTAIN THE PLANTINGS.  PS10 HOLDS ITS ANNUAL BUTTERFLY DAY CELEBRATION IN THE PARK.
CLOSED WHILE REPAVING WALKWAYS.
 7TH AVENUE ENTRANCE.
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE? SEPTEMBER 2018

STURDY NEW FENCES GOING IN

18TH STREET ENTANCE. 


Monday, January 29, 2018

FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO PARTIAL BUILDING COLLAPSE 404 11TH STREET

12:28PM    CONSTRUCTION STOPPED     STRUCTURAL STABILTY AFFECTED 404 11TH STREET  AFTER PARTIAL INTERIOR BUILDING COLLAPSE .   TRAFFIC WAS STOPPED IN ALL DIRECTIONS AT THE INTERSECTION OF 6TH AVENUE AND 11TH STREET AFTER CONSTRUCTION KERFUFFLE CAUSES BUILDING TO SHAKE N' VIBRATE. THE BUILDING PROJECT HAS A PREVIOUS S.W.O. ON ITS PERMANENT RECORD.



THE OUTTER SHELL. INTERIOR STEEL FRAMING IS VISIBLE

404 11 TH STREET JUST BELOW 6TH AVENUE

SOUTH SLOPE TRAFFIC STOPPED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ALONG 6TH AVENUE BETWEEN 10TH AND 12TH STREETS








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VIOLATION HISTORY: 404 11TH STREET WAS SERVED WITH A FULL STOP WORK ORDER ON SEPTEMBER 26TH 2017 AFTER INSPECTORS BELIEVED THE REAR DEMOLITION WORK WAS NOT SHOWN IN PLANS.
HOWEVER ON OCTOBER 10TH 2017, THE SITE WAS REINSPECTED AND THE SWO WAS FULLY RECINDED AFTER THE WORK WAS FOUND TO CONFORM.

APPROVED PLANS FOR 404 11TH STREET DOB SITE LINK

404 ZONING DIAGRAM