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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.

Midtown »

Two Workers Injured After Scaffold Collapse on Midtown High-Rise

Emergency crews raced to 1177 Sixth Ave. to rescue two workers trapped on scaffolding.

Central Harlem »

Part of Roof Collapses at Vacant Harlem Building

A portion of the roof at a vacant building at 260 Lenox Ave. collapsed, but no injuries were reported.

Sunnyside »

Firefighters Rescue Man Left Dangling After Scaffold Collapses in Queens

Stalyn Suauzhanay was rescued after a scaffold collapse outside 41-15 45th Street in Sunnyside.

Carroll Gardens »

Brownstone Building Collapses in Carroll Gardens

Six people were evacuated when a three-story building at 241 Carroll St. partially collapsed Monday.

Upper East Side »

Four Hurt in Wall Collapse at UES Townhouse

A wall partially collapsed at the 222 East 62nd. St. building, injuring four.

Boerum Hill »

Empty Lot in Boerum Hill to Become a Bank, Owner Says

A long-vacant lot on the corner of Smith and Douglass streets will be sold to a bank, its owner said.

Brighton Beach »

Vacant Ocean Avenue Building Partially Collapses

No injuries were reported in the partial building collapse on Ocean Avenue in Brighton Beach.