Two trade organizations sued the New York City Department of Buildings, charging it ignored plumbing and fire safety code requirements when it approved developer Forest City Ratner Cos.' plan for a 32-story modular apartment building next to the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn using unlicensed and unsupervised workers.

Plumbing Foundation City of New York Inc. and Mechanical Contractors of New York Inc. filed the action Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

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