NYC Skyline
    The Board of Standards and Appeals was established in 1916 along with the City's first zoning ordinance.
Image of public street
    The Board meets for review sessions and public hearings, where members of the public can observe and present testimony on applications.
Image of video player
    Watch videos of the Board's review sessions and public hearings on the Board's website.
Records folder
    Learn about viewing application materials, requesting records, or finding out more information about the Board.
Board Room
    The Board's office is located at 250 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10007.


Administrative Notice

Office Closed: Because of COVID-19, the Board’s office is closed until further notice. Please direct questions to (212) 386-0009 or


Administrative Notice


Because of COVID-19, the Board of Standards and Appeals will hold review sessions and public hearings by teleconference on Monday, April 6, and Tuesday ,April 7.

For each day, there will be a morning calendar starting at 10:00 a.m., with a review session immediately followed by a public hearing, and an afternoon calendar starting at 2:00 p.m.

The review session and public hearings will be viewable online in real time on the Board’s website and YouTube channel.



Teleconference Review Sessions and Public Hearings Call In Details

The Board will use Zoom, which allows applicants and members of the public to participate using either the Zoom app or by telephone, using a dial-in number and meeting code. Video tutorials for the Zoom app are available online.

Participants should expect to watch the live stream and dial in when the Board calls a specific calendar number. They will automatically be placed in a waiting room until it is their turn to speak, but participants should only call in when the Board is discussing the calendar item for which the participant wishes to testify.

Because of time and technological constraints, testimony given by applicants and members of the public will be limited in duration; however, the Board encourages the submission of written materials electronically to

Applicants’ late submissions (or attempts to submit materials during the hearing) will not be considered by the Board until the following hearing, unless the Board directs otherwise.

For assistance participating, please direct questions to Toni Matias, deputy director, at and Carlo Costanza, executive director, at



Administrative Notice

Covid-19 Notice on Precautions for Application Filings, Submissions, and Record Inspections. March 17, 2020

Covid-19 Notice on Precautions for Public Hearings and Review Sessions. March 13, 2020

Administrative Notice

New Filing and Submission Instructions. To read more visit forms and instructions page.


Forms and Instructions

New Forms for Physical Cultural Establishments BZ Filings. To file visit forms and instructions page.


Open Record Logo

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests are now available through the City's Open Records Portal, which allows you to track the status of your request and view relevant records.

Open Data Logo

The Board is pleased to announce its participation in NYC Open Data, which includes a dataset of applications filed since 1998 and a searchable decisions map.


2019 BSA Calendar

The Board's 2020 Public Hearing Calendar is now available.

NYC Programs & Initiatives