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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.

East Village »

NY Observer Owner Sues to Kick Tenants Out of Apartments He's Renovating

Tenants who say they are rent-stabilized are fighting to stay in buildings bought by Jared Kushner.

Gramercy »

Window Washer Falls to His Death in Gramercy, Officials Say

The window washer fell Thursday from 345 Park Ave. S., near East 25th Street.

Midtown »

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.

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