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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.

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.

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