Contracts between New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development and Mamais Construction and Columbia University

Conor Skelding filed this request with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development of New York City, NY.
Tracking # 1340-13
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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A full copy of all contracts and written agreements between New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development and the following companies:

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Mamais Construction

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please confirm receipt of this request and provide an estimated processing time.

Thank you.

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From Conor Skelding on Oct. 12, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A full copy of all contracts and written agreements between New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development and the following companies:

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Mamais Construction

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: New York City Department of Housing Preservation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1340-13.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bederman, Eric (HPD)

Mr. Skelding -

The FOIL office will be responding directly to you in a timely manner.

From: New York City Department of Housing Preservation

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Donald Appel:

I would like to narrow my request. I seek contracts and written agreements between the stated parties between January 1, 2001 and the date which this request was first processed. Can the request be so processed?

Thank you for your time.

Conor Skelding

From: Bederman, Eric (HPD)

Mr. Skelding - Please contact Mr. Donald Appel in our FOIL office at 212-863-8347. I am not a FOIL officer, and am not able to initiate or intervene in a FOIL request.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Mr. Appel,

Please see clarification of this FOIL request below.

Thank you.

From: Conor Skelding

Noted, Mr. Bederman. Does Mr. Appel have an email address that I could reach him at?

Thank you.

Conor Skelding

From: Appel, Donald (HPD)

Mr. Skelding,

Please telephone me at the number given to you by Mr. Bederman so that we might discuss you FOIL request.

Don Appel
Records Access Officer

From: Conor Skelding

Mr. Appel,

I tried you Friday just before noon and left a message. When may I call you tomorrow? May we set a time? Thank you.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: Conor Skelding

Mr. Appel,

I tried you again today. May we please set a time?

Thank you,
Conor Skelding

From: Appel, Donald (HPD)

Please call me at 10:00am on Monday at 212-863-8347 and please leave a call back telephone number.

From: Conor Skelding

I will do this. Thank you.

From: Appel, Donald (HPD)

Mr. Skelding,

I have been at my desk continuously since 9:55 and I have not received your telephone call. Pplease let me know if you would like to re-schedule.
Thanks!

Don Appel
Records Access Officer

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