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Midtown East »

87 Affordable Apartments Coming to 41-Story Tower in Midtown East

The developer of 214 E. 44th St. wants to make 87 of the 429 apartments affordable, the city said.

West Village »

Cynthia Rowley Infuriates Neighbors by Damaging Landmarked Home: Lawsuit

The fashion designer is being sued by a neighboring condo board after doing renovations on her home.

Upper East Side »

Broken Elevators in 34-Story Luxury Complex Are Safety Hazard, Tenants Say

Normandie Court tenants say the elevators frequently get stuck or plunge several floors without warning.

Washington Heights »

Washington Heights Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless

Residents of 501 W. 179th St. can't return to the building until the roof is repaired.

Bed-Stuy »

Man Dies After Falling Through Sidewalk Cellar Door, Officials Say

A man fell through the sidewalk hatch outside 1281 Bedford Ave. in Bed-Stuy, officials said.

Bushwick »

Worker Hurt as Bobcat Flips Over in Construction Site, Officials Say

A man was injured while working at 579 Van Buren St., officials said.

East Harlem »

City Asks Developer to Redesign Controversial Balconies on Pleasant Avenue

The Department of Buildings found possible zoning violations during an audit of HAP's design.

Gowanus »

Pickup Crushed After Truck Slams Into Gowanus Wall

A large truck knocked over a cinder-block wall Tuesday morning, witnesses said.

Upper West Side »

Elevator Crushes Worker to Death in UWS High-Rise Tower, FDNY Says

The worker died inside West End Towers, at 75 West End, Friday morning, officials said.

Fort Wadsworth »

Work Halts at Mt. Manresa After Demolition Permits Expire

The permits for the site ran out last week, according to the Department of Buildings.

Clinton Hill »

164-Year-Old Clinton Hill House May Meet the Wrecking Ball

The house at 69 Vanderbilt Ave. was deemed unsafe by the Department of Buildings.

St. George »

Mt. Manresa Inspectors Arrested for Lying About Asbestos, DA Says

Paul and Gaspare Santoro were arrested for falsifying reports.

Travis »

Car Dealership Where Man Died Was Being Demolished Illegally, Records Show

Delfino Jesus Velazquez Mendizabal died when the Dana Ford Lincoln dealership collapsed last week.

Midtown East »

Truck Gets Wedged Under Scaffolding Trying to Avoid Crash

A large truck got stuck on East 57th Street after swerving to avoid another car, the driver said.

Kew Gardens »

Decrepit Historic Kew Gardens House Listed on Craigslist for $1.2M

The house was deemed unsafe in 2009 by the Department of Buildings.

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