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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.

Rego Park »

Businesses Face Uncertain Future in Former Joe Abbracciamento Building

The developer is planning to demolish the building where the popular former restaurant was.

Chelsea »

Construction Worker Seriously Hurt in Fall Near High Line, FDNY says

A worker hurt his head and shoulders when he fell from a Chelsea construction site, witnesses said.

Kips Bay »

Developer Must Clean and Reopen Garbage-Strewn Public Space, City Says

Joseph Slifka Park's owner is violating a deal with the city by keeping it closed, officials said.

Chelsea »

Worker Dies in Plunge from Chelsea Office Building

Police were investigating a fatal construction accident at 434 West 33rd Street Monday afternoon.

Hudson Heights »

Washington Heights Coffee Shop Adds Beer and Wine to Menu

Cheese plates and pizza are also headed to the cafe, as a chain prepares to open next door.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Five Hurt When MTA Bus Crashes Into Bus Stop Full of Waiting Passengers

A van hit an MTA bus on Broadway at 155th Street, sending both into a bus stop full of waiting people.

Midtown »

City Halts Facade Work Outside Dream Hotel After Worker Falls to his Death

The Department of Buildings issued a stop work order after a man fell off scaffolding outside the hotel.

Midtown »

Worker Dies in Fall From Dream Hotel Scaffolding, Authorities Say

Emergency crews were on the scene after the man fell from scaffolding.

Gowanus »

Controversial Rock and Roll Playhouse Could Receive Green Light

The DOB upheld the Gowanus site's current zoning status despite neighborhood opposition.

Lower East Side »

Cracked Beams Prompt Synagogue Evacuation Amid Celeb Fundraiser, FDNY Says

The event at the Angel Orensanz Center was due to feature Gretchen Mol of Boardwalk Empire and others.

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