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Hamilton Heights »

Investigation Shows Improper Renovations Led To Harlem Building Collapse

A Harlem man was injured in the collapse when supports gave way, an early DOB investigation found. 

Sugar Hill »

Part of Building Falls Onto Street in Sugar Hill

Officials said there were no injuries after part of the cornice fell off a building on Edgecombe Avenue.

Tottenville »

Staten Island Home Hit by Car Has Long History of Complaints

Complaints were made that the building had been illegally divided into apartments.

Bushwick »

Authorities Evacuate Unstable Building on Wilson Avenue

The FDNY forced the evacuation of 238 Wilson Avenue after officials determined it was unstable.

New York City »

Huge Rainstorm Floods Streets and Knocks Out Power

Gusts of up to 55 miles per hour were expected to hit the city.

Jackson Heights »

Queens Supermarket Removes Controversial Sidewalk Extension

Trade Fair supermarket and Councilman Daniel Dromm have been in a long-standing battle.

Gowanus »

Dangerous Buildings Plague Up-and-Coming Gowanus Block

The city has declared two buildings across from the future Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club unsafe.

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.