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SoHo »

City Orders Architect to Stop Removal of SoHo Fire Escapes

The Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order for 69 Greene St., records show.

SoHo »

City Grants Architect Permit to Remove Fire Escapes From SoHo Building

The DOB approved an architect's application to remove the fire escapes at 69 Greene St., records show.

Bed-Stuy »

Trash Piles Up in Building After Owner Fires Workers, Residents Say

Residents and union workers protested new management after maintenance workers were fired.

East Harlem »

Harlem Art Collective Turns Vacant Wall Into Public 'Guerrilla Gallery'

Local artists have been displaying their work on the wall for free.

West Village »

Boots & Saddle Nearly Ready to Reopen, Manager Says

The Christopher Street gay bar is set to open on Seventh Avenue South "real soon," a manager said.

Upper West Side »

2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Hit by Falling Bricks on Upper West Side

The child was struck outside The Esplanade on West End Avenue, police said.

East Village »

Tenant Raising Money for Air Quality Testing in Buildings Affected by Blast

Lindsey Bornstein wants an independent firm to conduct air and dust toxicity tests in the two buildings.

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

MAP: 13 New Buildings Coming to Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

DNAinfo New York rounded up development projects in the neighborhood, most of them residential.

Bed-Stuy »

Worker Seriously Hurt in Construction Site Collapse, FDNY Says

He was trapped at 1705 Dean St. after a trench collapse there, the FDNY said.

Midtown »

Carnegie Deli Shuttered Over Illegal Gas Hookup

The classic deli was shuttered due to an illegal gas line, ConEdison confirmed. 

Greenwich Village »

Village Eatery to Close Amid Rent Hike and Construction Woes, Owner Says

Grano Trattoria will close at the end of April after 17 years in business.

Midtown East »

Crane Fatally Crushes Construction Company Owner at Midtown Site: Officials

Trevor Loftus, owner of a masonry construction company was killed about 11:44 a.m., officials said. 

SoHo »

East Village Explosion Renews SoHo Residents' Fear of Fire Escape Removal

The FDNY is concerned about the potential removal of fire escapes from two Greene Street buildings.

Clinton Hill »

City Approves Demolition of Popular Clinton Hill Grocery Store

The city gave the go-ahead to demolish the one-story structure at 325 Lafayette Ave.

Meatpacking District »

Man Dies In Collapse At Pastis Construction Site, Police Say

A 22-year-old construction worker died after a structural collapse at 19 Ninth Ave., police said.