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Forest Hills »

Broken Elevators in 20-Story Tower Make Tenants Wait 45 Minutes, They Say

Residents at 104-60 Queens Blvd. are calling the broken elevators a safety hazard.

Mott Haven »

Concerns About Permits and Slow Response Times Dominate Red Tape Meeting

Comptroller Scott Stringer held the first meeting of his Red Tape Commission in The Bronx on Tuesday.

SoHo »

Massive, Multi-Level Corner Retail Space On West Broadway Up For Lease

Douglas Elliman is listing three massive spaces at the corner of Broome Street.

Crown Heights »

4-Story Residential Building to Replace Empty Pacific Street Lot

Plans for the new Crown Heights building were filed with the city last week.

Union Square »

Union Square Building Forced To Vacate After Facade Crashes Onto Sidewalk

A piece of the facade at 15 E. 17th St. fell off the building and landed on the sidewalk below.

Midtown »

2 Critically Hurt in Ceiling Collapse near Grand Central, FDNY Says

The workers were hurt inside 317 Madison Ave., near Grand Central Terminal, witnesses said.

Sunset Park »

Worker Injured After Falling at Sunset Park Nets Facility, Officials Says

The worker was installing roof deck at 168 39th St. when he fell 20 feet, officials said.

West Village »

Village Chocolate Factory Owners Want to Convert Space to Luxury Condos

The Koppers Chocolate factory owner is petitioning the city to allow them to make the building taller.

Central Harlem »

Abandoned Harlem Baptist Church on 122nd Street To Be Demolished

The new owners of 215 W. 122nd St. filed demolition permits with the Department of Buildings.

Lower East Side »

LES Luxury Waterfront Developers Raise Height Again, Records Show

Extell Development Company submitted an application to build its new tower at 72 stories.

Boerum Hill »

Two-Story Commercial Building Planned for Vacant Smith Street Lot

Permits were filed last week for a 10,000 square-foot building at 240 Smith St.

Lower East Side »

Luxury Building Construction Causing Cherry Street to Cave, Neighbors Say

Construction work on South Street caused a nearby road to cave in, neighbors said.

Park Slope »

$3 Million Park Slope House May Undergo $1 Million Renovation

The owner of 41 Montgomery Place wants to add a penthouse and steel deck.

SoHo »

City Orders Architect to Stop Removal of SoHo Fire Escapes

The Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order for 69 Greene St., records show.

SoHo »

City Grants Architect Permit to Remove Fire Escapes From SoHo Building

The DOB approved an architect's application to remove the fire escapes at 69 Greene St., records show.