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Crown Heights »

Middle Eastern Eatery Closes, Gulf Gas Station Razed in Crown Heights

Fez Hummus Bar on Franklin Avenue closed as demolition began on a former gas station nearby.

Kew Gardens »

Residents Say Dilapidated Historic Kew Gardens House Is an Eyesore

The house on Beverly Road has been decaying for about a decade.

Chelsea »

City Halts Work on Hotel Chelsea Renovation After Old Owner Yanks Permit

There has been no construction at the hotel since its previous owners withdrew permits in December. 

Carroll Gardens »

City Reviews Ruling for 'Rock and Roll Playhouse' in Gowanus

The Bond Street site has a zoning status it isn't entitled to, residents say.

Union Square »

New School's Lights Turn Nearby Apartments into 'Times Square,' Locals Say

The New School's University Center keeps bright lights on 24 hours a day, residents said.

Concourse »

Landmark Commission Decries Demolition of 'Castle on the Concourse'

The Landmark Preservation Commission recommended the city give former P.S. 31 building a second chance. 

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Residents Brave the Cold Without Heat, Hot Water

Residents of 160 Vernon Ave. say they've gone without heat or hot water for more than a year.

Lower East Side »

Developer Plans 6-Story Building in LES Community Garden

Developer Serge Hoyda wants to build on a lot that was once part of the Children's Magical Garden.

Bed-Stuy »

City Demands Bed-Stuy Building Owners Repair Unsafe Homes

The three buildings have caused flooding and rat infestations for the residents of Lafayette Avenue.

Elmhurst »

Construction on Elmhurst Luxury Building Stalled After Permit Denied

Plans to build a luxury condo on a lot made famous in the movie "Coming to America" have been delayed.

Long Island City »

Troubled LIC Rock Climbing Gym Shuttered by Buildings Department

The owner of The Cliffs LIC was charged with trying to bribe buildings inspectors, prosecutors said.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Block Under Siege By Development, Neighbors Say

Longtime residents of Skillman Street say they're the latest victims of gentrification.

Union Square »

Construction Site Sends Wet Concrete and Lunch Debris Onto Neighbor's Patio

Giuseppe Scalia's outdoor space has been littered with trash and wet concrete falling from 35 W. 15th St.

Washington Heights »

WaHi Tenants Left Without Gas for 5 Months to Get Service Back, Pol Says

Gas should be restored to 525 West 156th St. on Friday morning, Jackson's office said.

Lower East Side »

Historic LES Synagogue to Become Cafe and Gallery by Year's End

The former First Roumanian-American Congregation is being adapted for current locals, the architect said.

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