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Melanie LaRocca, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings was the principal speaker at the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association Fall general membership meeting.

Ms. LaRocca grew up in the neighborhood and she spoke fondly about returning to her roots before describing her department’s role. She outlined its responsibilities and the many challenges it faces. Compliance with building codes, enforcing zoning restrictions, assuring workers’ safety and providing appropriate training are primary. The Commissioner said they have to respond to many thousands of complaints, especially about illegal conversions, unsafe building practices and unlicensed work.


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