Buildings Department

Woman Killed In 17-Story Fall From Midtown Manhattan BalconyJennifer 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.
Partial Demolition Of Coney Island Astrotower Set To BeginPart 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.
11-Story Building On Governors Island Successfully ImplodedAt 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.
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.
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.
City Finds 'Safety Protocols Ignored' In Deadly Elevator Accident At Y&R BuildingAccording 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.
Debris Crashes Through Top Of Elevator Car Inside Queens Apartment BuildingIt 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.
Construction Worker Injured When Building Collapses In The BronxOfficials say crews were renovating the first floor when a support column inside gave way.
Broken Elevator Leaves Disabled Bronx Residents Feeling TrappedSome 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.
NYC Landlord Cited At Home Where Fire Killed 1The Buildings Department said the attic in the house where 40-year-old Dorothy Adonolfi perished Friday did not have the appropriate permits.
NYC Probe Finds Dozens Of Illegal ApartmentsUndercover investigators cracked down on dozens of spaces illegally converted into apartments, with living conditions that can put tenants and firefighters in danger.
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.
Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live