Breaking the law, endangering lives, should not be a "cost of doing business."

Real estate development is the engine of NYC's economy. That's why every year taxpayers give billions of dollars in subsidies to spur construction. Unfortunately, all too often unscrupulous contractors break the law, exploit workers, and leave taxpayers with the bill. It's time to root out the bad apples in the Big Apple!

Let's start with Thomas G. Auringer-affiliated companies that do work for wealthy luxury developer JDS, and L&M and BFC, affordable housing developers who receive millions in public subsidies.

It's time to strictly enforce existing laws that protect workers and the public and impose real penalties on those who don't play by the rules. It's time to stop developers who profit while workers are injured or die!