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Long Island City »

LIC Rock Climbing Gym Plans to Open This Summer, Despite Bribery Scandal

The Cliffs is looking to open in July. Its owner was recently probed by the Department of Investigations.

East Village »

Airbnb Rentals Violate NYC Law, Judge Rules

Airbnb, a popular site used to find short-term accommodations, is illegal under city laws, a judge ruled.

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. 

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