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Re: Building Codes - NYC

Posted by satori on February 24, 1999 at 21:34:11:

In Reply to: Re: Building Codes - NYC posted by DK on February 23, 1999 at 19:57:33:

You mean its whole apartment. with no windows wow. Now I know Satres book no
exit a story about hell could become true. I would love to hear what the
government says when faced with this question . I think its a gross violation
of not just municipal laws but human rights laws. no windows

: Your analysis seems correct. The fastest way to check it out is to go to the borough office of the Department of Buildings and check the certificate of occupancy for the building.

: If you want to engage in more thorough research, you can study the provisions of the Multiple Dwelling Law which is posted on the website.

: : I have a friend who is living in an apartment in NYC that does not have any windows. There is only a skylight.

: : I am hoping to find out if this type of apartment is against building/fire safety codes? I have heard that there needs to be a SECONDARY means of exit in order to be up to code. While the skylight might be considered an exit, it is positioned in a 10' ceiling, with no ladder (not easily reached)

: : Please let me know if you think this may be illegal?? Can my friend be released from his lease for such a violation??

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