DOB Cracks Down

One would like to give DOB the benefit of the doubt and assume that the crack down on self-certification is good news. But this is an issue that has been front and center in North Brooklyn for years, with no discernible action from DOB.

Likewise on the issue of after hours and weekend work.

The department also is hiring 18 more inspectors and engineers to look for safety problems on low-rise construction sites and interior demolition jobs, as well as to hunt for construction work being done illegally before 7 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

Maybe now they’ll have inspectors show up when the infraction is occurring. Its hard to cite someone for after hours work when your inspectors show up the next day. During regular business hours.