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LIC Climbing Gym The Cliffs Reopens After Safety Concerns

The Cliffs at LIC reopened Wednesday, in the wake of concerns about the safety of the climbing walls.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

24-Hour Hudson Yards Construction Keeps Neighbors Up at Night, They Say

According to neighbors, construction noise booms from the Hudson Yards site all day and all night. 

Red Hook »

Construction of Controversial Private School Approved for Red Hook

The Board of Standards and Appeals unanimously granted a special permit to Basis Independent Brooklyn. 

SoHo »

Landlord Asks Judge to Evict Tenants for Their 'Protection'

Rent-stabilized tenants said the owner is trying to kick them out in favor of market-rate renters.

East Harlem »

Three Women Killed in East Harlem Building Explosion

Three women were killed and at least 46 were hurt when the blast leveled two Park Avenue buildings.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Building That Exploded Had New Gas Line Installed Last Summer

One of the two buildings that collapsed in Wednesday's explosion had a gas pipe installed last June.

Columbia Street Waterfront District »

Pok Pok Ny Temporarily Closes After City Finds Violations in Barbecue Area

The Columbia Street restaurant will remain closed until issues in the cooking area are resolved.

Inwood »

Illegal Strip Club Ad Projected on Starbucks by Rogue Ad Firm, Agency Says

Scenester Marketing admitted they posted the Sin City Cabaret ad on a Starbucks wall without permission.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Neighbors Challenge Condo Development Atop Hell's Kitchen Post Office

Locals say the two-story expansion would bring in more traffic and block light and air.

Todt Hill »

Basement Explosion on Staten Island Hurts 3 and Forces Evacuations

An explosion in the basement of a Staten Island home prompted neighborhood evacuations, the FDNY said.

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.

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