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Carroll Gardens »

Man Building 2-Story Brooklyn Treehouse Using Items He Found in Trash

A Carroll Gardens brownstone owner is building a treehouse from recycled materials.

Park Slope »

De Blasio Faces $500 Fine for Failing to Properly Register Rental Home

Owners who do not register with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development face a penalty.

Lower East Side »

Historic Former Synagogue Could Reopen Next Week Following Repairs

The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts has been closed since Mar. 31 after support beams cracked.

Downtown »

A Treehouse Grows on Governors Island

A treehouse made of sustainable materials opened on Governors Island.

Manhattan »

Buildings Dept's New Deputy Commish Brings Law Enforcement Chops to Job

Eugene Corcoran worked for 30 years in law enforcement before joining the Buildings Department last spring.

Midtown & Theater District »

Officials Warn Building Owners About Falling Ice

The warning comes after a man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by falling ice in Times Square Tuesday.

East Village & Lower East Side »

East Village Man Struck by Falling A/C Unit Sues Landlord for $21M

An East Village man has filed a $21 million lawsuit against a landlord after an air conditioner fell on his head.