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Bellhops, Cooks Used as Fake Construction Safety Managers, Prosecutors Say

Two companies allegedly hired people off Craiglist to forge safety reports at construction sites. 

Lower East Side »

Olympic Restaurant Offers Half-Price Menu for Closing Day

The Delancey Street diner is closing after 35 years to make way for the Essex Crossing development.

Williamsburg »

Worker Hurt in Accident at Future Williamsburg Whole Foods Site

The unidentified man was injured at the commercial building site during concrete placing operations.

Gowanus »

Two Letters Removed From Kentile Floors Sign

The iconic sign's "K" and "E" were taken down Thursday evening.

Todt Hill »

Vacant Staten Island Mansion's Roof Collapses, FDNY Says

527 Ocean Terrace's roof collapsed into the home on Wednesday morning, FDNY said.

Gowanus »

Kentile Floors Sign Will Be Removed and Relocated

The iconic Gowanus sign's letters will be reinstalled in a new location after removal, officials said.

Long Island City »

Third Worker Hurt in Fall at Northern Blvd Site

The worker fell 12 feet at the site, which has seen two other falls in the past year.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Tenants Want Manhattan West Developer to Soundproof Their Apartments

Noisy construction has turned the neighborhood into a "war zone," residents said.

Gowanus »

Residents Rally to Save Kentile Floors Sign

Local residents and an elected official voiced concern over unconfirmed plans to tear down the sign.

Gowanus »

Kentile Floors Sign Might be Torn Down, Report Says

The iconic sign at Ninth Street and Second Avenue may be removed according to reports and city permits.

Park Slope »

Mayor Rejected Twice by Department of Buildings on Apartment He Rents Out

De Blasio's applications for confirmation on his rental property's legal use have been rejected twice.

Belmont »

Former Marine Trying to Turn Late Father's Home Into Veterans' Housing

Sgt. Gonzalo Duran wants his late father's Lorillard Place home to house homeless veterans.

Lower East Side »

Activists Start 24-Hour Watch on Disputed Community Garden Lot

A lot that was once part of the Children's Magical Garden is slated for development.

University Heights »

Family Rescued After Elevator Plummets Several Stories, FDNY Says

Two of the elevator's five ropes snapped, according to the Department of Buildings.

Forest Hills »

Luxury Condo Eyed For Old Hospital Building in Forest Hills, Developer Says

The investors said they developed a new plan because they had not been able to sell the building so far.

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