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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.

Astoria »

Neighbors Battling Medical Building Developer Over Access to Yards

Residents said the developer is now trying to gain access to their backyards to finish construction.

Carroll Gardens »

Pols Blast City's Dismissal of Violations for Proposed Homeless Shelter

Local officials have called for an investigation into the proposed shelter at 165 W. Ninth St.

East Village »

Airbnb Wins Appeal as Court Rules Apartment-Share Site Does Not Violate Law

The apartment sharing site does not violate Department of Buildings rules governing hotels, a board said.

East Elmhurst »

Burned East Elmhurst Home Left Abandoned Nearly Year After Fire

Neighbors say they fear squatters may come into the home.

Upper East Side »

Second Ave. Building Evacuated After Facade Cracks Found

Officials are investigating whether Second Avenue subway construction led to cracks at the building.

Longwood »

Landlord Seeks Permit for Illegal Bronx Homeless Shelter

The city council will decide whether to legalize a building used as a shelter without the proper permits.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Calexico Opening Stalled by Building Permit Delays

Calexico hasn't opened its Park Slope location because it hasn't yet gotten a permit to renovate.

New Dorp Beach »

City to Demolish Dozens of Sandy-Damaged Homes in Staten Island and Queens

Dozens of homes deemed unsafe by the city will be taken down.

Astoria »

Landlord Converted 2-Family Building Into 'Fire Trap' 9-Family Home: DA

Hinyoung Limtung allegedly took more than $44,000 from would-be tenants for uninhabitable apartments.

Washington Heights »

WaHi's First Hotel Hit With Stop Work Order After Construction Worker Falls

The worker was taken to Harlem Hospital after falling about 12 feet, FDNY officials said.