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West Village »

PHOTOS: Former Landmark Building Demolished to Make Way for Condos

The former home of Veranda on Seventh Ave. South will be replaced by six stories of condos and retail.

TriBeCa »

Window Washer Dies After Falling from Fifth Floor, Officials Say

The man fell from the Hanover River House in TriBeCa, officials said.

Lower East Side »

Stanton St. Building Had Above 200 Times the Legal Limit for Lead: Lawsuit

The building is the third SMA Equities-owned property with with lead levels above EPA guidelines.

Chelsea »

Corey Johnson Concerned About High Line Condo Developer

Corey Johnson urged a developer building High Line condos to follow safety and wage standards.

Greenwich Village »

MAP: 9 Developments in SoHo and the Village to Watch For in 2015

Apartments, schools, retail space and a waterfront park are in the works for the Village.

Fort Wadsworth »

Controversial Mt. Manresa Demolition Restarts After City Ordered it Halted

The city had ordered work to stop after asbestos reports were found to be false.

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.

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