New Administration Boosts Offshore Wind Energy, Wants To Power 10M Homes

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by the Long Island Business News and was published on 3/30/2021.

The new administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the East Coast, saying Monday it is taking initial steps toward approving a huge wind farm off the New Jersey coast as part of an effort to generate electricity for more than 10 million homes nationwide by 2030.

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NY-Area Construction Starts Plummet In February Briefing

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by David Winzelberg and was published to the Long Island Business News on March 26th, 2021.

The amount of New York-area construction starts fell sharply in February as compared to a year ago, with a huge drop in nonresidential starts. There were more than $2.34 billion in construction starts in the New York area in Feb. 2021, a whopping 62 percent less than the $6.19 billion in construction starts recorded in Feb. 2020, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Builders Grapple With Land Shortage, Soaring Lumber Costs

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by the Associated Press and was published to the Long Island Business News on March 22, 2021.

U.S. home builders are poised to benefit this spring home buying season amid strong demand, low mortgage rates and an all-time low inventory of previously occupied homes for sale. But soaring lumber prices and a shortage of construction-ready land could limit their ability to capitalize on the strong housing market trends, analysts say.

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NY Construction Companies Struggle With PPE Shortages, Infected Workers, Rising Costs

Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This content was created by Rebecca Baird – Remba, and was published to the Commercial Observer on March 15, 2021.

Nearly half of contractors in New York are experiencing construction delays because of personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages and infected workers, according to data released last week by an industry trade group.

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NYC Poised For 2021 COVID Comeback With Major Real Estate Developments

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by Steve Cuozzo from the New York Post and was published on November 20th, 2020

Amid rising COVID cases and looming lockdowns, my fellow New Yorkers should take heart — because we will have a greater city to look forward to once this pandemic’s over.

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Legal Issues for New York Architects; Part 2 of 6 – Complying with New York Rules on Unprofessional Conduct

This is a continuing article series regarding Legal Issues for New York Architects. Originally presented by John Caravella, of the Law Offices of John Caravella, and Kimberly A. Steele of The Steele Law Firm and produced by HalfMoon Education Seminars, this presentation touches on the following topics, Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture (Part 1), Complying with New York Rules on Unprofessional Conduct (Part 2), Understanding and Complying with Barrier-Free Requirements (Part 3), Design and Construction Contract Law and Administration (Part 4), Understanding and Complying with the law on Design Professional Service Corporations (Part 5) and Building Code Updates (Part 6). Each series of topics discuss informative summaries of Legal Issues for New York Architects.

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Legal Issues for New York Architects; Part 1 of 6 – Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture

This is a continuing article series regarding Legal Issues for New York Architects. Originally presented by John Caravella, of the Law Offices of John Caravella, and Kimberly A. Steele of The Steele Law Firm and produced by HalfMoon Education Seminars, this presentation touches on the following topics, Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture (Part 1), Complying with New York Rules on Unprofessional Conduct (Part 2), Understanding and Complying with Barrier-Free Requirements (Part 3), Design and Construction Contract Law and Administration (Part 4), Understanding and Complying with the law on Design Professional Service Corporations (Part 5) and Building Code Updates (Part 6). Each series of topics discuss informative summaries of Legal Issues for New York Architects.

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How and When Filing a Mechanic’s Lien Protects you from Payment Refusals

Throughout time, circumstances arise where a homeowner feels the need to breach their contract by refusing to pay their contractor or architect for services that were already performed and/or provided.  For example, perhaps a homeowner feels that the contractor’s work is not what was agreed upon or is subpar, or maybe even because the project took longer than expected to complete, so in turn, the homeowner may decide to refuse to pay the contractor for work already performed or even dispute the previously charged credit card transaction.  This raises the age-old question: Is the customer truly, always right?

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Protecting Yourself from Usury and Racketeering in Construction

Whenever we hear the terms Usury and Racketeering, we think of two things, organized crime, and the RICO Act. But did you know that these two terms are very common within the New York Construction industry? Whether you are a homeowner, a contractor or a commercial business owner, usury and racketeering come in many different shapes and sizes. What are the types of Construction Usury, and how can we protect ourselves?

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JetBlue, JFK Airport & Over 200,000 Construction Jobs

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JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale—Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. We carry more than 40 million Customers each year to 102 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights.

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