Well - they are!
The NY Sun reports that there has been a proposal to create a citizens watchdog program so they can to report building code violations - the article goes onto say that the proposal has won the support from the DOB.
I mean I am sure that no one who is pissed off at their neighbor will abuse this. Nahhh. Ohh and I doubt that any new home construction will be under tight(er) scrutiny and I would have to say that with a scouts honor no one will frivolously call in a complaint just to bust balls. You know I must have a warped mind because another thing that comes to mind is I am sure that NO ONE will take bribery seriously.
Yeah, this is a great idea!