Dean Anthony W. Crowell and

 Professor Ross Sandler, Director 

cordially invite you to the 161st  CityLaw Breakfast



Featuring Speaker

Stanley Brezenoff, Former First Deputy Mayor


Speaking on:

40 Years: The Evolution of New York City Government From Fiscal Crisis to Thriving City with Social Mission Intact


Civic Fame Award Honorees: 

Stanley Brezenoff

Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) 40th Anniversary


Friday, April 26, 2019

Construction Company Fined $1,600 for No Sidewalk Shed

Construction company failed to erect sidewalk shed when construction reached planned sidewalk shed height. In 2015, the owner of 221 North 9th Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn obtained a construction work permit from Buildings to tear down a one-story structure that was previously occupied by the Sugarland Nightclub, a gay bar and nightclub. The owner contracted with King’s USA Group Inc. to replace the club with a four-story 70-foot-tall mixed-use building.

Owner Defeated Tenants’ Loft Claim

Tenants sought loft law protection by claiming that two attached structures on one zoning lot were two separate buildings. A two-story building was constructed at 538 Johnson Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn in 1916 using timber and wood planking. A four-story building was constructed adjacent at 75 Stewart Avenue in 1919 using concrete columns, beams and slabs. The four-story structure abuts the eastern wall of the two-story structure, and the stairwell in the … <Read More>