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Midtown »

Luxury High-Rise Granted 24-Hour Work Permits, Infuriating Residents

The Department of Buildings has issued more than 300 after-hours permits for One57 in the past year.

Chelsea »

Landmarks Must Review Controversial Underground Railroad Penthouse: Judge

The owner plans to appeal the decision, his lawyer said.

Chelsea »

Underground Railroad House Landlord to Face Off Against City in Court

The owner of the Hopper-Gibbons House sued the city to keep a fifth-floor addition on the building.

Gowanus »

Eagle Clothes Sign Could Be Restored, U-Haul Says

U-Haul is hoping to get city permission to restore the Eagle Clothes sign to the Brooklyn skyline.

Union Square »

Residents Fume Over City's Frequent Approval of After-Hours Work Permits

The DOB allowed after-hours construction work at 35 W. 15th St. for nearly 200 days out of the year.

Sutton Place »

Ad Exec on First Date Falls to Death from Her Balcony

Ad exec Jennifer Rosoff fell after a railing gave way at Stonehenge 57 at 400 E. 57th St., cops said.

Murray Hill »

Man Puts 8-Foot-Wide Pool on His Balcony, Pink Flamingos and All

Justin Holt went to great lengths to build a private — and likely illegal — pool on his balcony.

Chinatown »

'Bug Bomb' Building Had Illegal Dividing Walls and Gas Lines: Investigators

The Department of Buildings issued a vacate order for 17 Pike St. after pesticides exploded.

Park Slope »

Balconies Unsafe at New Fourth Ave Condo Building, City Says

Residents at 500 Fourth Ave. were ordered to stay off their balconies after city inspectors found cracks.

Coney Island »

Coney Island Cyclone and Wonder Wheel Reopen After AstroTower Demolition

The area around the tower was shut down Tuesday and Wednesday as crews dismantled it.

New Dorp Beach »

Mold Spreading From Abandoned Homes Worries Residents Returning After Sandy

Michael Grimm said Staten Islanders worry about mold spreading from neighboring homes.

Upper West Side »

Rubble Falls From Landmarked Building on Upper West Side

No one was injured when the debris plummeted onto Amsterdam Avenue Tuesday morning, officials said.

Long Island City »

LIC Rock Climbing Gym Plans to Open This Summer, Despite Bribery Scandal

The Cliffs is looking to open in July. Its owner was recently probed by the Department of Investigations.

East Village »

Airbnb Rentals Violate NYC Law, Judge Rules

Airbnb, a popular site used to find short-term accommodations, is illegal under city laws, a judge ruled.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Baker to the Stars Has Gas Restored After Two-Month Shutdown

The owner of Cakes 'N Shapes went without a working oven for more than two months.