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Gowanus »

Wildflower Meadow and Vegetable Farm Coming to Brooklyn Rooftops

The city's Department of Environmental Protection is funding several green roof projects.

Fort Wadsworth »

Controversial Mt. Manresa Demolition Restarts After City Ordered it Halted

The city had ordered work to stop after asbestos reports were found to be false.

Greenwich Village »

Water Main Break Floods Greenwich Village Streets

Water streamed through the streets after the rupture near Bleecker and Sullivan streets, officials said.

St. George »

Mt. Manresa Inspectors Arrested for Lying About Asbestos, DA Says

Paul and Gaspare Santoro were arrested for falsifying reports.

Washington Heights »

Massive Sinkhole Opens on Washington Heights Street

A sanitation truck was stuck in the large hole on Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.

Greenwich Village »

Loud Starbucks Air Conditioner on Bleecker St. Breaks Noise Codes

Village residents have been complaining for months about a noisy air conditioner Starbucks installed.

Rego Park »

'Green' Playground Featuring Fitness Station and Murals Opens in Rego Park

The playground, at J.H.S. 157 Stephen A. Halsey, was designed with the help of students.

East Village »

7-Eleven's Noisy Fridge Unit Forces Family to Sleep in Living Room

Neighbors of the 7-Eleven at 170 Ave. A said the unit creates constant noise and vibrations.

Fort Wadsworth »

Construction Crew Hit With $67K in Fines After Lying About Asbestos: City

Crews demolishing Mount Manresa falsely claimed there was no asbestos in the building, the city said.

Midtown »

Massive 52nd Street Pothole Gets Temporary Fix

The gaping pothole on the corner of W. 52nd Street and Seventh Avenue was patched up Friday.

Greenpoint »

Construction Dust May Pose Health Hazard at Greenpoint Playground: Experts

Local officials worry dust containing lead has accumulated at unsafe levels at Greenpoint Playground.

Gowanus »

City Mulls Plan to Dig Up Gowanus Park and Pool to Install Sewage Tanks

The Department of Environmental Protection named 14 possible locations for two underground sewage tanks.

Pleasant Plains »

Family Donates Plot of Land to City to Expand Staten Island Bluebelt

The Goldhirsch family donated 2.5 acres of land that will help protect the Mill Creek Bluebelt.

Upper West Side »

Sinkhole Diverts Traffic on Amsterdam Avenue

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 70th Street.

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