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Midtown »

Shattered High-Rise Window Rains Glass onto W. 57th Street

A scaffold shattered the window at 40 West 57th St., injuring three, police said.

TriBeCa »

110 Beds Go Unused as Homeless Shelter Waits for City Approval

TriBeCa's Rescue Mission has to turn away homeless people while waiting for approval from the DOB.

Ridgewood »

Historic Ridgewood Theater Being Replaced by Apartment Building

The site owner plans to build a five-story apartment building behind the facade of the former theater.

Greenwich Village »

Don't Tell Owners Their Buildings Are Set for Landmarking: Preservationists

Preservationists want the city to stop tipping off owners when their buildings may be landmarked.

Long Island City »

5Pointz Demolition Slated for August, Owner Says

The owner of the Long Island City site wants to raze the buildings to make way for rental apartments.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Bus Carrying Canadian Dance Group Hits Scaffold Near Lincoln Tunnel

The Optimum Rides charter bus hit a pothole and careened into the scaffold, the company said.

Gowanus »

Parole Check-In Office Moving to Gowanus

The state Department of Corrections will relocate its offices to Second Avenue, a building rep said. 

Ditmas Park »

Who Used to Live in Your Apartment? Here's How to Check

New York's librarians share tips on how to research your home's past.

East Village »

NY Observer Owner Sues to Kick Tenants Out of Apartments He's Renovating

Tenants who say they are rent-stabilized are fighting to stay in buildings bought by Jared Kushner.

Gramercy »

Window Washer Falls to His Death in Gramercy, Officials Say

The window washer fell Thursday from 345 Park Ave. S., near East 25th Street.

Midtown »

Bellhops, Cooks Used as Fake Construction Safety Managers, Prosecutors Say

Two companies allegedly hired people off Craiglist to forge safety reports at construction sites. 

Lower East Side »

Olympic Restaurant Offers Half-Price Menu for Closing Day

The Delancey Street diner is closing after 35 years to make way for the Essex Crossing development.

Williamsburg »

Worker Hurt in Accident at Future Williamsburg Whole Foods Site

The unidentified man was injured at the commercial building site during concrete placing operations.

Gowanus »

Two Letters Removed From Kentile Floors Sign

The iconic sign's "K" and "E" were taken down Thursday evening.

Todt Hill »

Vacant Staten Island Mansion's Roof Collapses, FDNY Says

527 Ocean Terrace's roof collapsed into the home on Wednesday morning, FDNY said.

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