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Financial District »

Airbnb-Style Rentals Offer Businesses an Office by the Hour

Local startups are using a new service that allows them to have office space only when they need it.

Cobble Hill »

Solar Energy to Help Power Film Screenings at Cobble Hill Cinemas

The indie movie theater is installing solar panels on the building's roof, owners said.

West Village »

DOB Slaps West Village Construction Site With Stop Work Order After 2 Hurt

Two construction workers were taken to Bellevue after getting hurt at 16 Morton Street, officials said.

East Harlem »

Fire Rips Through Troubled East Harlem Apartment Building

The blaze broke out around 1:25 a.m. and was brought under control about an hour later.

Lower East Side »

Mission Chinese Sues Landlord Over Mouse Infestation That Forced Closure

Chef Danny Bowien and his business partners sued the landlord of their shuttered eatery on Orchard St.

Greenwich Village »

2 People Hurt After Elevator Plummets in Greenwich Village, Officials Say

The building has been plagued with elevator problems, including 10 open violations, officials said.

Inwood »

Mormon Church-Owned Building the Latest Victim of Rogue Strip Club Ad

Sin City Cabaret's ad is being illegally projected onto an Inwood building yet again. 

Midtown »

Shattered High-Rise Window Rains Glass onto W. 57th Street

A scaffold shattered the window at 40 West 57th St., injuring three, police said.

TriBeCa »

110 Beds Go Unused as Homeless Shelter Waits for City Approval

TriBeCa's Rescue Mission has to turn away homeless people while waiting for approval from the DOB.

Ridgewood »

Historic Ridgewood Theater Being Replaced by Apartment Building

The site owner plans to build a five-story apartment building behind the facade of the former theater.

Greenwich Village »

Don't Tell Owners Their Buildings Are Set for Landmarking: Preservationists

Preservationists want the city to stop tipping off owners when their buildings may be landmarked.

Long Island City »

5Pointz Demolition Slated for August, Owner Says

The owner of the Long Island City site wants to raze the buildings to make way for rental apartments.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Bus Carrying Canadian Dance Group Hits Scaffold Near Lincoln Tunnel

The Optimum Rides charter bus hit a pothole and careened into the scaffold, the company said.

Gowanus »

Parole Check-In Office Moving to Gowanus

The state Department of Corrections will relocate its offices to Second Avenue, a building rep said. 

Ditmas Park »

Who Used to Live in Your Apartment? Here's How to Check

New York's librarians share tips on how to research your home's past.

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