The Board of Standards and Appeals unanimously granted a special permit to Basis Independent Brooklyn.
Rent-stabilized tenants said the owner is trying to kick them out in favor of market-rate renters.
Three women were killed and at least 46 were hurt when the blast leveled two Park Avenue buildings.
One of the two buildings that collapsed in Wednesday's explosion had a gas pipe installed last June.
The Columbia Street restaurant will remain closed until issues in the cooking area are resolved.
Scenester Marketing admitted they posted the Sin City Cabaret ad on a Starbucks wall without permission.
Locals say the two-story expansion would bring in more traffic and block light and air.
An explosion in the basement of a Staten Island home prompted neighborhood evacuations, the FDNY said.
The site has been vacant since 2008.
Fez Hummus Bar on Franklin Avenue closed as demolition began on a former gas station nearby.
The house on Beverly Road has been decaying for about a decade.
There has been no construction at the hotel since its previous owners withdrew permits in December.
The Bond Street site has a zoning status it isn't entitled to, residents say.
The New School's University Center keeps bright lights on 24 hours a day, residents said.
The Landmark Preservation Commission recommended the city give former P.S. 31 building a second chance.
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