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Greenwich Village »

Caffe Dante to Be Replaced by Small Plates Restaurant With Raw Bar

Documents obtained by DNAinfo New York show plans for a highly stylized eatery from an AvroKO exec.

West Village »

Board Demands City Action After Woman is Killed by Flying Plywood

Community Board 2 wants the mayor to create a program like Vision Zero for the Department of Buildings.

SoHo »

Residents Fear Developer's Plan to Remove Greene Street Fire Escapes

Tenants in two SoHo buildings say their fire escapes are a necessity and part of the block's character.

West Village »

Woman Killed By Flying Plywood From West Village Construction Site: Police

A 4-by-8 piece of wood from The Greenwich Lane construction site hit the woman in the head, police said.

Civic Center »

City Turns 'Blind Eye' to Lethal Dangers in Homeless Shelters, Report Says

The Department of Investigation said that conditions at city shelters need immediate action. 

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Elevators Chronically Broken at 21-Story Home for Disabled, Residents Say

Residents are forced to climb dozens of flights of stairs during the breakdowns.

Astoria »

Developer Plans to Build Apartments With Terraces on Top of Astoria C-Town

Plans were filed with the DOB last month to build four stories of apartments on top of C-Town.

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.