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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.

Clinton Hill »

Dozens of Complaints Logged Against Yeshiva for Illegal Construction

United Talmudical Academy is in violation of two New York City codes, according to the DOB.

Cobble Hill »

2-Story Retail Center Proposed for Court Street in Cobble Hill

Developers are planning to construct a "modern yet contextual" building in the historic district.

Hudson Heights »

Blaze at Uptown Building Leads to Discovery of Unsafe Fire Escapes

Inspectors found a dangerous situation at 590 Fort Washington Ave.'s fire escapes, officials said.

Central Harlem »

Worker Hurt After Falling From Ladder at Construction Site, Witnesses Say

A worker had been installing copper piping when he slipped from his ladder, witnesses said.

TriBeCa »

City Hits Exclusive TriBeCa Speakeasy With Overcrowding Violation

Residents have been complaining about the thumping music from the new Bandit's Roost at 313 Church St.

East Harlem »

City Orders Construction Halt After Workers Decapitate Buddha, Damage Homes

The Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order at 329 Pleasant Ave.

Belmont »

Robbers Break into Bar then Dig Through Wall to Rob Bodega, Police Say

The robbers may have caused the roof of the Clara House Bar & Grill to cave in, officials said.

Inwood »

Man Hurt After Basement Floor Collapses at Inwood Apartment Building

The victim, a resident of 1795 Riverside Dr., fell about 12 feet when a section of the floor collapsed.

Westerleigh »

Residents Ask City to Stop Mt. Manresa Demolition After Asbestos Violations

Angry residents at a community board meeting spoke about their health fears.

Bed-Stuy »

2 People Hurt as Car Crashes Through Junior's Supermarket, FDNY Says

A black Jeep backed into a Junior's supermarket in Bed-Stuy Friday, officials said.

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