Banned expeditor lobs federal suit accusing DOB of violating speech rights

The expeditor whom the Department of Buildings recently banned for life has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the city singled him out in order to silence further criticism of the agency. Scott Schnall accuses the DOB of violating his freedom of speech and equal protection rights, alleging that the agency went after him as […]

City’s DOB chief opposes apprenticeship bill

NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler is the latest member of the de Blasio administration to oppose a mandatory apprenticeship program for construction workers. Testifying on Tuesday before the City Council, Chandler said while the program has safety components, “they are primarily focused on teaching a trade,” Crain’s reported. Instead, Chandler said the agency […]