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City launches online real-time building portal

City Hall is making it easier to follow who is building what and where with the “Construction on Your Block” online portal, an interactive map showing where projects are taking place, what they are and roughly how much they’ll cost.

Linked to the Department of Building’s database, the map also shows who the general contractor for each site as well as the permit status.

“This real-time map puts the power of DOB’s data in the hands of all New Yorkers, giving detailed information about construction on your block, your neighborhood, and citywide,” Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler said. “The public owns this data, and we are committed to putting it to work for all New Yorkers.”

Each project is represented by three circles on the map: blue for square footage, red for number of units and orange for cost. The larger the circle, the bigger the number. It also highlights information about the number of permits file and total square footage, breaking both down by type of construction, borough and even community board. At the time of publication, there were nearly 7,500 permits on file, 4,700 for ground-up construction, 2,800 for “enlargement” projects.

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