These two sites, created by the city, allow you to look up information about buildings in NYC including complaints, violations, fines etc. This can really give you a good idea as to what buildings to avoid.

NYC DOB Building Information System (BIS) Look up your building’s block number here to determine your filing window.

NYC Dept. Of Buildings: No Records For Pre-9/11 WTC Elevator Rebuild One Of The 'Largest Most Sophisticated' Ever

The New York City Department of Buildings DoB has reported within a June 2011 Freedom of Information FOI response, that no records could be .

NYC.gov Logo - Link to Homepage

NYC.gov Logo - Link to Homepage

Vaulted room of Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd and Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City

Straight from the NYC Dept. of Records description - Shafts of sunlight penetrating through upper windows down into Terminal concourse, crowds gathering near information kiosk

Art Deco Street Light outside the NYC Dept of Health Building

Art Deco Street Light outside the NYC Dept of Health Building

"NYC Dept. of Buildings issues update regarding Local Law 11 / Facade Inspection Safety Program," Alison B. Hoffmann - New York Real Estate Journal, April 2016.

of Buildings issues update regarding Local Law 11 / Facade Inspection Safety Program," Alison B. Hoffmann - New York Real Estate Journal, April

Marbridge Building at left with elaborate entrance columns; Saks 34th Street, Gimbels at right, June 27, 1940 (NYC Dept of records archives)

Marbridge Building at left with elaborate entrance columns; Saks Street, Gimbels at right, June 1940 (NYC Dept of records archives)

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