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Greenwich Village »

Don't Tell Owners Their Buildings Are Set for Landmarking: Preservationists

Preservationists want the city to stop tipping off owners when their buildings may be landmarked.

Long Island City »

5Pointz Demolition Slated for August, Owner Says

The owner of the Long Island City site wants to raze the buildings to make way for rental apartments.

Morris Heights »

Building Where Boy Fell to Death Was on City's Elevator Offender List

Richman Plaza was taken to court after repeated elevator maintenance violations, the DOB said.

University Heights »

Family Rescued After Elevator Plummets Several Stories, FDNY Says

Two of the elevator's five ropes snapped, according to the Department of Buildings.

Lower East Side »

Historic Former Synagogue Could Reopen Next Week Following Repairs

The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts has been closed since Mar. 31 after support beams cracked.

East Harlem »

Tenants at East Harlem Building Without Gas for 2 Months

Tenants at AK Houses fear they will be stuck without gas for cooking as Thanksgiving arrives.

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.

Union Square »

Residents Fume Over City's Frequent Approval of After-Hours Work Permits

The DOB allowed after-hours construction work at 35 W. 15th St. for nearly 200 days out of the year.

Hamilton Heights »

150 People in Limbo After Hamilton Heights Blaze Sparked by Air Conditioner

The Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order on the 41-unit building due to instability.

Upper West Side »

Rubble Falls From Landmarked Building on Upper West Side

No one was injured when the debris plummeted onto Amsterdam Avenue Tuesday morning, officials said.

Midtown »

Man Injured After Falling Off Fifth Avenue Scaffolding, FDNY Says

The man suffered a head injury after falling off a scaffold at 475 Fifth Avenue, near 41st Street.

Gowanus »

Dangerous Buildings Plague Up-and-Coming Gowanus Block

The city has declared two buildings across from the future Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club unsafe.

Central Harlem »

Controversial Lenox Avenue Scaffolding Returns

The longstanding scaffolding outside 260 Lenox Ave. reappeared after a 2-week hiatus.

Meatpacking District »

City Stops Construction of New Meatpacking District Open-Air Market

UrbanSpace NYC never applied for permits to build its trendy Meatpacking District market, the DOB said.

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