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Investigators on the scene after a woman died after plummeting from the balcony of a building on East 57th Street on Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: (credit: Marie-Janine Hellstrom)

Woman Killed In 17-Story Fall From Midtown Manhattan Balcony

Jennifer Rosoff stepped out to smoke a cigarette on the balcony of her corner apartment when she either leaned against or sat on the railing, police said.

08/01/2013

The Astrotower at Coney Island is seen on July 2, 2013. (Photo: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Partial Demolition Of Coney Island Astrotower Set To Begin

Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower’s structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula.

07/03/2013

Governors Island implosion. (credit: CBS 2)

11-Story Building On Governors Island Successfully Imploded

At exactly 7:36 a.m., the 11-story brick apartment building that formerly housed Coast Guard families was brought down with 200 pounds of dynamite.

06/09/2013

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Security Gate Collapse In Brooklyn Raises Awareness About Potential Dangers

Meanwhile, the woman and child crushed when the gate collapsed onto the Park Slope sidewalk Thursday are out of the hospital.

06/08/2012

Construction worker Michael Simmermeyer was killed in a crane collapse between 33rd and 34th streets on the east side of 11th Avenue. (credit: Personal Photo | background: CBS 2)

Crane Involved In Deadly Manhattan Collapse Was Due To Be Inspected Thursday

The MTA said that all work on the site of the crane collapse has been suspended until further notice as officials from the Department of Buildings, OSHA, NYPD and the District Attorney’s office investigate.

04/04/2012

Suzanne Hart was killed in an elevator accident. (Credit: Facebook)

City Finds ‘Safety Protocols Ignored’ In Deadly Elevator Accident At Y&R Building

According to a report released Monday, an important elevator safety mechanism was apparently turned off when Suzanne Hart was crushed to death trying to take the lift to her office.

02/27/2012

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Debris Crashes Through Top Of Elevator Car Inside Queens Apartment Building

It happened at a building on 83rd Avenue near Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. Residents say the outside housing collapsed in the elevator shaft and slammed into the top of one of the cars.

01/28/2012

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Construction Worker Injured When Building Collapses In The Bronx

Officials say crews were renovating the first floor when a support column inside gave way.

10/29/2011

Residents of this six-floor apartment building on Anderson Avenue in the Bronx say an out-of-service elevator is causing major headaches. (Photo: CBS 2)

Broken Elevator Leaves Disabled Bronx Residents Feeling Trapped

Some disabled residents of one apartment building in the Bronx feel trapped in their own homes, with the elevator they desperately need out of service for the last two months.

02/23/2011

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Landlord Cited At Home Where Fire Killed 1

The Buildings Department said the attic in the house where 40-year-old Dorothy Adonolfi perished Friday did not have the appropriate permits.

11/06/2010

Mayor Bloomberg joins buildings Commissioner LiMandri to announce results of undercover investigation into illegally converted apartments. (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz)

NYC Probe Finds Dozens Of Illegal Apartments

Undercover investigators cracked down on dozens of spaces illegally converted into apartments, with living conditions that can put tenants and firefighters in danger.

09/23/2010

152nd Street between Melbourne and Jewel Avenues in Kew Gardens Hills, Sept. 20, 2010. (Photo/Terry Sheridan)

Residents Upset After Storm Topples Thousands Of Trees

“A lot these great trees have been here for 80, 100-years, and you know, it’s changed the character of this neighborhood forever,” said resident Jason Steinberg.

09/20/2010

Building inspectors survey damage to homes that lost roofs during a fierce storm, along Quincy Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.  The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down Thursday evening during the storm.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Bed-Stuy Slammed By Fast-Moving Storm

The one city block with the most severe structual damage from Thursday’s storm was Quincy Street in Bedford Stuyvesant. The NYC Buildings Department was on the scene where six row houses suffered major damage.

09/17/2010

Some Carroll Gardens residents are using their front yards to show off more than just their gardens.

No Parking? Brooklyn Residents Get Creative

Carroll Gardens is an area known for its large, front gardens, but some homeowners have found another use for their front yard property – parking spots.

08/25/2010