Construction workers walk through a construction area on June 20, 2011. (Photo by the US Army Corps of Engineers via Flikr)

Construction Permit Middlemen Face New Hurdle To Getting The Job

Just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning Steve Ruotolo, 57, had been standing outside the Department of Building’s Manhattan Borough Office for several hours. He carried a large olive-green tote bag stuffed with rolls of building plans and stacks of associated forms. Though he expected a stressful day, he was in good spirits. “It’s not […]

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