How to Respond to DOB's Increased Balcony Maintenance Scrutiny

November 24, 2010
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In the June 2010 issue, we wrote about the Department of Building's (DOB) increased attention to apartment balconies in New York City after the March death of a tenant who fell from a faulty 24th-floor terrace on East 39th Street. At the time of the announcement, DOB had declared the balconies of 16 city apartment buildings to be off-limits and that hundreds more lacked proper inspections (“In the News: DOB Appoints New Enforcement Official, Initiates Sweeping Balcony Inspections,” Insider, June 2010, p. 1).

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