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Central Harlem »

Controversial Lenox Avenue Scaffolding Returns

The longstanding scaffolding outside 260 Lenox Ave. reappeared after a 2-week hiatus.

Meatpacking District »

City Stops Construction of New Meatpacking District Open-Air Market

UrbanSpace NYC never applied for permits to build its trendy Meatpacking District market, the DOB said.

Sunset Park »

Judge Boots Superintendent from Sunset Park Rent-Strike Building

Isrrael Espinoza allegedly punched and elbowed a tenant in the head, the DA's office said.

Central Harlem »

Residents Fighting to Keep Troublesome Lenox Avenue Scaffolding Down

The scaffolding has been a magnet for trouble for eight years, residents say.

Inwood »

Inwood Fire Leaves 13 Families Homeless

The families are without homes after a fire tore through their W. 207th Street building Saturday. 

Washington Heights »

Man Trapped Under Elevator in Washington Heights Building

A man was trapped under the elevator in 602 W. 190th St. in Washington Heights, officials said.

Bushwick »

Bushwick Building Evacuated Because of Cracked Foundation

The four-story building at 420 Melrose St. became unstable because of nearby construction.

Fort Hamilton »

Construction Worker Falls 12 Feet in Fort Hamilton

A construction worker fell 12 feet at 185 Marine Ave.

Williamsburg »

Bricks Fly Onto Brooklyn Sidewalk During Partial Building Collapse

The front of a three-story building at Wythe Avenue and South 9th Street in Williamsburg collapsed.

Crown Heights »

Franklin Avenue's New Bollywood Bar Snared in DOB Snafu

Bombay Masala helped boost a burgeoning block, now an ambitious misstep could derail their dream.

Cobble Hill »

Man Seriously Hurt After Lightning Strikes Cobble Hill Church

A lightning strike caused scaffolding to collapse at the Christ Church, Cobble Hill.

Midtown »

Police Step Up Security Outside Rowdy Gansevoort Hotel

The hotel's rowdy pool parties were the last straw for neighbors irked by the revelry next door.

East Harlem »

City Issues Stop Work Order at East Harlem Construction Site After Fire

The city issued a stop work order after a fire caused a crane in East Harlem to stop working.

Midtown East »

DOB Inspector Acquitted of 2008 Fatal Crane Collapse Charges

Edward Marquette was acquitted in the Turtle Bay crane collapse, but convicted of other counts.

Midtown »

Rowdy Pool Parties at Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel to Be Probed by City

Sunday parties at the swanky high-rise pool have reportedly driven nearby neighbors to cry foul.