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New York City Construction Sites – Adjusting to New Realities

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This article was written by Eydie Cubarrubia and Debra K. Rubin of the Engineering News Record.

With the June 8 reopening of all non-essential construction sites after nearly three months, New York City industry participants are treading carefully to regain lost time and build productivity amid new COVID-19 social distancing and other safety rules.

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Homeowner Challenges to New York Mechanic’s Liens

When a private improvement lien is filed in New York, the entire body of the New York Lien Law is imported which establishes the rules for filing, enforcing (or foreclosing the lien) and for challenging or discharging the lien. There may often be defenses to the lien for the property owner as outlined below.  For those seeking to file a valid lien, the below serves as a reminder of common issues to avoid.

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US Construction Spending Edges Up Tiny 0.1% In July

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by The Associated Press, and was published to the Long Island Business News on September 1st, 2020.

U.S. construction spending edged up a tiny 0.1% in July, breaking a string of losses due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Commerce Department reported that the slight July gain followed a 0.5% decline in June. In July, spending on residential construction rose a solid 2.1% while nonresidential construction fell by 1%.

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5 Reasons that may Justify the Termination of your Construction Agreement

This is a general information article and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion. Readers are encouraged to seek counsel from a construction lawyer for advice on a particular circumstance.

When homeowners are ready to get the ball rolling with their new construction project, excitement and happy emotions usually take over when signing the construction agreement. With that said, however, there is an important relationship from start through final completion with your contractor, and significant issues could develop. When advising in breach of contract and contract termination cases, there are five examples all homeowners should look out for before pulling the trigger, that may justify your agreements termination. Continue reading “5 Reasons that may Justify the Termination of your Construction Agreement”

Long Island Construction Resurgence

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by , and was published to the Long Island Business News on August 31st, 2020.

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. almost six months ago, businesses across Long Island had to shut their doors indefinitely. Real estate sales temporarily stopped, restaurants reimagined their spaces and construction projects were put on hold. Now as September nears, paused construction projects have restarted and many contractors have already gone back to work. Continue reading “Long Island Construction Resurgence”

What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on April 30th, 2020.

Today, we would like to share an informative article written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled “What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19”. Within this article, you will learn more about how to protect yourself and slow the spread, what steps your construction employer should take to ensure the safety of their staff, and how to maintain healthy operations of your business. To learn more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please click the link here.

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Mount Sinai Plans $35M Wantagh Long Island Project

 

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by , and was published to the Long Island Business News on August 11th, 2020.

Mount Sinai South Nassau and Mount Sinai Doctors will invest $35 million to refurbish a 60,000-square-foot building it owns in Wantagh. The long-vacant building at 2020 Wantagh Ave., formerly occupied by Verizon, will be renovated to provide multi-specialty healthcare services and advanced medical diagnostics.

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When is Lawyer Representation Truly Necessary?

Are you about to start a construction project and wondering whether hiring a Construction Lawyer is a necessary expense to add to your budget?  Wondering whether lawyers are recommended on large projects from start to finish or should lawyers be on the back burner until called upon?  Hiring a Construction Lawyer prior to beginning a construction project may become essential to protecting your rights, assets, and property, if (or when) faced with a defective construction project, an absent construction crew, or even a non-paying property owner.

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