The city has demolished the first homes on Staten Island that were damaged by Sandy on Monday.
The crane was trying to lift too much weight before it collapsed in Long Island City, officials said.
Lisa Micciulla-Roman will sue the city after a car plowed into her home, injuring her and her daughter.
No injuries were reported after the facade of 655 Sixth Ave. crumbled, authorities said.
Dozens of supporters argued to the Board of Standards and Appeals about the Hopper-Gibbons House.
The Buildings Department has issued violations for homes ruined by Hurricane Sandy.
The city will hear an appeal of its order to remove the fifth floor of Chelsea's Hopper Gibbons House.
Residents of hard hit areas said they weren't sure if the red DOB placards were a demolition order.
The DOB is sending inspectors into Zone A buildings to determine whether they are safe to reoccupy.
Gas and water were cut to the area amid fears the crane could fall, FDNY said.
Three families were forced to leave their apartments after inspectors found unsafe illegal construction.
A car ran into a building on Metropolitan Avenue on Wednesday, fire officials said.
A Harlem man was injured in the collapse when supports gave way, an early DOB investigation found.
Officials said there were no injuries after part of the cornice fell off a building on Edgecombe Avenue.
Complaints were made that the building had been illegally divided into apartments.
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