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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.

Forest Hills »

Box Truck Crashes Into Queens Bagel Shop and Hurts 6, FDNY Say

A truck slammed into Bagels for You in Forest Hills, officials said.

Midtown »

Truck Hops Curb and Knocks Down Scaffolding in Midtown

A truck crashed into scaffolding on West 38th Street early Wednesday morning.

Midtown East »

Worker Falls 15 Feet at Luxury Condo Construction Site, Officials Say

The man fell through a wooden platform while trying to guide a crane at 252 E. 57th St., officials said.

East Village »

City Waited 3 Decades to Rule Yaffa Cafe's Back Patio Illegal, Manager Says

Yaffa Cafe ran its backyard eating area for 31 years, but the city only ruled it illegal last month.

Fort Wadsworth »

Construction Crew Hit With $67K in Fines After Lying About Asbestos: City

Crews demolishing Mount Manresa falsely claimed there was no asbestos in the building, the city said.

East Village »

Yaffa Cafe Closes After 31 Years on St. Marks Place

The East Village restaurant announced its closure on Twitter Wednesday night.

Times Square & Theater District »

Building Beam Falls Onto Broadway, Hurting Tour Bus Workers

A metal pole hit two Big Bus Tours supervisors in Times Square, witnesses said.

Lower East Side »

City Halts Conversion of Former Public School Into Cooper Union Dorms

The Department of Buildings issued a partial stop work order at the former P.S. 64 building Tuesday.

Midtown »

Head Cashier at DOB Indicted for Stealing $68,000, DOI Says

Charise Brody, 44, allegedly stole $68,000 from the DOB from January 2008 to July 2012, the DOI said.

Kips Bay »

Shelter Where Kids Went Missing Lacks Permit to Operate Legally, City Says

Kids were reported missing nearly 1,600 times from the Administration for Children's Services center.

Kips Bay »

Kids Went Missing 1,600 Times From One City-Run Children's Facility

Many of the abused and neglected children were returned to the ACS-run center in handcuffs by the NYPD.

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