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Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Baker to the Stars Has Gas Restored After Two-Month Shutdown

The owner of Cakes 'N Shapes went without a working oven for more than two months.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Baker to the Stars Without Oven for Six Weeks After Gas Shutdown

Edie Connolly of Cakes 'N Shapes said she has to lug her ingredients to an off-site oven.

Cobble Hill »

Cobble Hill Preschool Hunts New Home After Lightning Strike

Linden Tree Preschool was forced out of Christ Church after lightning struck and damaged the building.

TriBeCa »

Dilapidated TriBeCa Landmarks Finally On the Road to Recovery

Three 19th-century buildings on Canal Street are finally being fixed, after years of violations.

Chelsea »

Hotel Chelsea Landlord Ignored Court Order, Tenants Say

A court ordered the landlord to clean up its renovation, but tenants said things have gotten worse.

Clinton Hill »

Myrtle Avenue Businesses Shutter to Make Way for Residential Development

Businesses on the south side of Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street and Grand Avenue are closing.

Chelsea »

Underground Railroad House's History is Irrelevant, Owner Says

The owner of a Chelsea house used in the network that helped slaves escape sued the city

TriBeCa »

Wall Street Titan Worried Rooftop Bar Would Mar View from $24M Penthouse

Investment star Richard Handler says Spring Studios' plan will ruin his TriBeCa pad's panoramic view.

Financial District »

Fulton Street Building Being Torn Down After Two Massive Fires, City Says

The Department of Buildings has condemned 140 Fulton St. and ordered it torn down.

Chelsea »

Hotel Chelsea Still Without Heat 24 Hours After Gas Shut Off

Officials from Con Ed said signficant repairs needed to be made to the building's gas system.

Chelsea »

Hotel Chelsea Loses Heat, Hot Water and Gas

Residents were left in a freezing building, facing a cold night that saw temps dip to 29 degrees.

Gowanus »

Gowanus Whole Foods Construction Halted After Three Workers Fell

Three men fell about 25 or 30 feet from a steel frame at the site, on Third Avenue and Third Street.

Chelsea »

Former Barneys Warehouse Demolition Spews Noise and Dust, Neighbors Say

Neighbors said on-site compactors are keeping them up at night and polluting the air. 

New Dorp Beach »

Neighbors Fear Two Homes Battered By Sandy Will Collapse With Next Storm

Neighbors complain that two abandoned homes on New Dorp Lane are in danger of collapsing.

Williamsburg »

Couple Builds Home Out of Shipping Containers in Williamsburg

David Boyle and wife Michele Bertomen fought for years to erect their home on Keap Street.

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