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Rosebank »

Officials Investigate the Leaning House of Staten Island

A two-story home at 176 St. Mary's Ave. is leaning toward its neighbor, officials said.

Long Island City »

Operator and Contractor Cited in Long Island City Crane Collapse

The collapse occurred at the construction site of a luxury high-rise Jan. 9, injuring seven workers.

Midtown East »

Family of Ad Exec Killed by Malfunctioning Elevator Sues Repair Firm

Suzanne Hart's father is suing Transel Elevator and Electric and its employees over her death.

Washington Heights »

Washington Heights Building Had History of Violations Before Fire

The West 188th Street building had violations for lead paint, blocked windows and locked fire escapes.

TriBeCa »

Partially Collapsed TriBeCa Landmark Has History of Violations, Complaints

The 194-year-old building that suffered a partial collapse Wednesday has long sat in disrepair.

TriBeCa »

194-Year-Old Building Partially Collapses on Canal Street

Authorities have long been concerned about 502 Canal St.'s deteriorating exterior. 

Dongan Hills »

City Demolishes First Staten Island Homes Damaged by Sandy

The city has demolished the first homes on Staten Island that were damaged by Sandy on Monday.

Long Island City »

Crane Operator Suspended for Overloading Rig in Queens Collapse

The crane was trying to lift too much weight before it collapsed in Long Island City, officials said.

Tottenville »

Mom Hurt When Car Hit Staten Island Home Plans to Sues City for $20M

Lisa Micciulla-Roman will sue the city after a car plowed into her home, injuring her and her daughter.

Chelsea »

Chelsea Building Evacuated Following Partial Collapse Christmas Night

No injuries were reported after the facade of 655 Sixth Ave. crumbled, authorities said.

Chelsea »

Preservationists Fight for Restoration of Underground Railroad House

Dozens of supporters argued to the Board of Standards and Appeals about the Hopper-Gibbons House.

Breezy Point »

Breezy Point Homeowners Hit With Buildings Violations For Sandy Damage

The Buildings Department has issued violations for homes ruined by Hurricane Sandy.

Chelsea »

Landlord Wants to Keep 'Illegal' Fifth Floor on Underground Railroad House

The city will hear an appeal of its order to remove the fifth floor of Chelsea's Hopper Gibbons House.

New Dorp Beach »

Staten Islanders Fear Red DOB Placards Mean Loss of Their Homes

Residents of hard hit areas said they weren't sure if the red DOB placards were a demolition order.

New York City »

Zone A Evacuees Can't Return Until Homes Are Inspected, Bloomberg Says

The DOB is sending inspectors into Zone A buildings to determine whether they are safe to reoccupy.