DOB Still Busy, But Not as Many New Buildings on Tap


On a visit to the DOB's Brooklyn offices earlier this month, we were struck by how bustling the place was, given the housing bust and all. Most of these folks must be working on small renovations though because, according to data we just got from DOB, the number of New Building applications is way down: In January 2009 there were just 200 New Building applications and 94 permits issued, versus 313 applications and 219 permits in January 2008; December data shows a similar trend.

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