My business trips to New York City always had me counting the minutes until the end of the business day for dinner and a Broadway show. The city has hundreds, if not thousands of restaurants to eat at. Visitors like myself can get sticker shock when going to buy a simple sandwich for lunch. Fortunately, one excellent restaurant with reasonable prices with great food and exceptional service is Puleos in the Theatre District. A drive north up the Hudson River is also worth it, especially if you can visit the historic campus of the United States Military Academy At West Point.
NEW YORK is not the easiest state for construction contractors to use the remedies of the state’s lien laws. It is a reactive state, as 1st notices sent by Subcontractors who supply equipment, labor, materials or services for a construction improvement have no legal bearing for future lien actions. They still have the option of sending a Preliminary Notice. It will improve your chances of being paid on a timely basis, as it notifies all legal parties of your future right to file a Bond Claim, Notice Under Mechanic’s Lien Law For Private/Public Improvement or Stop Notice in the event you are not paid on a timely basis.
General/Prime/Sub Contractors (Private Projects): A Notice Under Mechanic’s Lien Law For Account Of Private Improvement can be filed while the a project is in progress or within eight (8) months (commercial) or four (4) months (single-family dweliling) after the completion of a contract or the final delivery of materials. The Notice Under Mechanic’s Lien Law For Account Of Private Improvement needs to be recorded in the Couny Clerk’s office in the county where the project is located.
General/Prime/Sub Contractors (Public Projects): A Notice Under Mechanic’s Lien Law For Account Of Public Improvement can be filed while the a project is in progress or within thirty (30) days after the completion and acceptance of the public project. It must be served by personal delivery or certified mail on the Public Agency/Authority and any other legal parties for the project (General/Prime Contractor, Lender/Surety, Customer, Owner Agent) within five (5) days prior to filing the notice or immediatley after filing.