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Fort Wadsworth »

Construction Crew Hit With $67K in Fines After Lying About Asbestos: City

Crews demolishing Mount Manresa falsely claimed there was no asbestos in the building, the city said.

East Village »

Yaffa Cafe Closes After 31 Years on St. Marks Place

The East Village restaurant announced its closure on Twitter Wednesday night.

Times Square & Theater District »

Building Beam Falls Onto Broadway, Hurting Tour Bus Workers

A metal pole hit two Big Bus Tours supervisors in Times Square, witnesses said.

Lower East Side »

City Halts Conversion of Former Public School Into Cooper Union Dorms

The Department of Buildings issued a partial stop work order at the former P.S. 64 building Tuesday.

Midtown »

Head Cashier at DOB Indicted for Stealing $68,000, DOI Says

Charise Brody, 44, allegedly stole $68,000 from the DOB from January 2008 to July 2012, the DOI said.

Kips Bay »

Shelter Where Kids Went Missing Lacks Permit to Operate Legally, City Says

Kids were reported missing nearly 1,600 times from the Administration for Children's Services center.

Kips Bay »

Kids Went Missing 1,600 Times From One City-Run Children's Facility

Many of the abused and neglected children were returned to the ACS-run center in handcuffs by the NYPD.

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.

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