Developers: DOB Too Aggressive

This is pretty rich. DOB finally takes an active role in the enforcement of construction safety, and the real estate industry immediately cries foul:

I do believe that the city is responding to a number of accidents — some terrible tragedies and other accidents where nobody got hurt. But why they believe shutting down that many jobs is going to correct the matter, well, you’ll have to ask them.

Maybe – just maybe – its because so many jobs were paying so little attention to DOB rules:

Mayor Bloomberg has been pushing the Department of Buildings to become less a liaison between the developers and the city and more an enforcement agency.