Interesting read from The Real Deal below. It's too long to copy/paste the whole thing however so here's the link:
Shoddy construction watch
More than 100 building complaints have been filed in the renovation of 598 6th Street in Park Slope.
By Michael Rudnick
Want to find out which new buildings in Brooklyn are shoddily built? Check out where the construction complaints are.
The rush to build in recently rezoned residential neighborhoods caused such complaints to skyrocket just over 18 percent in 2007 to 21,971. That's both the largest number of complaints and greatest year-over-year increase for all five boroughs, according to the New York City Department of Buildings.
The statistic measures complaints related to active construction sites—the Department of Buildings and other city agencies don't track complaints about finished apartment buildings—but construction-
Evan Thies, senior advisor to New York City Council member David Yassky, said construction accidents in the Greenpoint/Williams
"It is the best indicator of what is going to happen [in these new
buildings] one, two, 10 years down the line. If construction is shoddy and dangerous, the finished product will be shoddy and dangerous," he said..........