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Sunnyside »

Firefighters Rescue Man Left Dangling After Scaffold Collapses in Queens

Stalyn Suauzhanay was rescued after a scaffold collapse outside 41-15 45th Street in Sunnyside.

Carroll Gardens »

Brownstone Building Collapses in Carroll Gardens

Six people were evacuated when a three-story building at 241 Carroll St. partially collapsed Monday.

Upper East Side »

Four Hurt in Wall Collapse at UES Townhouse

A wall partially collapsed at the 222 East 62nd. St. building, injuring four.

Boerum Hill »

Empty Lot in Boerum Hill to Become a Bank, Owner Says

A long-vacant lot on the corner of Smith and Douglass streets will be sold to a bank, its owner said.

Brighton Beach »

Vacant Ocean Avenue Building Partially Collapses

No injuries were reported in the partial building collapse on Ocean Avenue in Brighton Beach.

Lincoln Square »

Maintenance Worker Falls From Cooling Tower at UWS Building

The worker fell 10 feet from a cooling tower at Columbus Avenue and West 64th Street.

Yorkville »

Dunkin' Donuts Takes Down Signs After Community Uproar

The Dunkin' Donuts at 1250 Lexington Avenue took down its signs after residents complained.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Brownstone Forces Tenant Evacuation

An unstable building on a tony stretch of Sixth Avenue was evacuated.

University Heights »

DOB Investigates Engineer Who Illegally Removed Bronx Fire Escapes

DOB launched an investigation Tuesday into the engineer who removed fire escapes at 2400 Webb Ave.

Yorkville »

'Illegal' Dunkin' Donuts Signs Anger Upper East Siders

Signs and flags for a new Dunkin' Donuts on Lexington Avenue have sparked outrage on the Upper East Side.

Chelsea »

Explosion Rocks Former Gas Station Under High Line, FDNY Says

An FDNY spokesman said firefighters responded to an explosion at West 15th Street and 10th Avenue.

Sunset Park »

Abandoned Sunset Park Police Station Is a Magnet for Crime, Neighbors Say

The landmarked former NYPD station on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park has fallen into disrepair.

Upper East Side »

Worker Killed in Fall from Park Ave. Building, Sources Say

A man painting the third-floor windows of 840 Park Ave. fell to the ground, officials and witnesses said.

SoHo »

Construction Worker Killed in SoHo Fall to be Flown to Mexico

Adrian Zamora, 28, was killed last week when he plunged 30 feet onto a shed at 450 Broome St. in SoHo.

SoHo »

Stop Work Order Issued at Fatal SoHo Construction Site

Construction worker Adrian Zamora wasn't wearing a harness when he fell to his death at 450 Broome St.

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