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Washington Heights »

Councilman Wants Controversial Restaurant's Liquor License Denied

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez called on the SLA to deny Parrilla Steakhouse's license renewal.

Central Harlem »

Spate of Harlem Building Collapses Worries Neighborhood

As construction in Harlem picks up, a brownstone collapse is the latest incident to alarm residents.

Chelsea »

Chelsea Hotel Landlord Ordered to Fix Renovation Damage

The landlord has until July to make repairs to apartments damaged by a controversial renovation.

Chelsea »

Hotel Chelsea Too Big for Rooftop Extension, DOB Records Show

The Hotel Chelsea is more than 30,000 square feet larger than its zoning area permits, DOB records show.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

UES Illegal Store Signs Need DOB Crackdown, Local Assemblyman Says

State Assemblyman Dan Quart is asking the DOB to step up enforcement of illegal store signs.

Manhattan »

Inspector of Collapsed Crane in Chelsea Also Inspected Fallen UES Crane

Inspector who OK'd the collapsed crane at the 7 train extension site also inspected UES disaster crane.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Inspector Unable to Check Crane Boom Before Collapse, MTA Says

The crane collapsed on West 34th Street on Tuesday, killing one worker and injuring several others.

Pleasant Plains »

Elevator Mechanic Electrocuted in 'Freak Tragedy,' Family Says

Ed Bradley, 44, spent his entire career as an elevator mechanic, his brothers said.

Midtown & Theater District »

Building Where Elevator Worker Shocked to Death Had History of Complaints

Ed Bradley, 44, was fatally shocked at a Sixth Avenue high-rise with a history of elevator violations.

Harlem »

Columbia Expansion Site Has History of Safety Violations

The DOB has issued several safety violations at Columbia's 17-acre Manhattanville expansion.

Downtown »

City Orders Lighter Crane Loads After WTC Accident, Contractor Says

After a crane dropped steel beams at the WTC in Feb., the city ordered contractors to lighten their load.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

Manhattan Avenue Building Vacated Indefinitely

A chimney collapse caused a mandatory evacuation of 226 Manhattan Ave.

Downtown »

John Street Residents Rail Against Noisy Construction

Dozens of angry John Street residents attended a community meeting about the noise March 6, 2012.

Midtown & Theater District »

Suzanne Hart's Elevator Death Blamed on Worker Oversight

Y&R exec Suzanne Hart's death at her Madison Avenue office was blamed on worker oversight.

Downtown »

Crane Accident Raises Safety Questions at World Trade Center

Steel beams fell 40 stories from 4 World Trade Center in the Feb. 16, 2012 accident.

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