Two people were hit by falling debris in Times Square yesterday morning. A 7-8" chunk/2-by-3' (depending on which report you read) fell from 1 Times Square, the building best known as where the NBC Jumbotron and Cup of Noodles billboard are, and where the Warner Bros. Studio Store was, a highly trafficked part of NYC if there ever was one. The victims were bruised and had cuts, but were otherwise okay. The Daily News reports that the Department of Buildings issued a violation to the crew who was working to replace hundreds of tiles on the building because they were working without a permit. What's interesting is that the DoB says that tile replacement doesn't necessarily require a permit, but when replacement involves 25% (or more, we'd imagine) of the building, a permit is needed.

Check out the city's Department of Buildings site, or call 311 to see what kind of permits you might need if you're doing some reno work around the house.