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New Program Turns Construction Scaffolding Into Art

New York City has about 1 million feet of construction scaffolding at any given time, and some of it is turning into art.

08/11/2012

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Gotham Gossipist: The One Where Everyone Hates David Schwimmer

Well, you know what they say about Karma.

04/04/2012

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Ask Asa: Thieves Target Construction Sites For Easy Pickings

From tools and doors, to fixtures and appliances, crooks target construction sites, both public and private, as if they were shopping at home depot. Experts say it costs the industry millions of dollars each year, which ultimately gets passed on to the consumer.

03/21/2012

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Neighbors Fed Up With Long Running Long Island Roadwork

Residents in a Long Island neighborhood are complaining that they have been besieged by an enormous construction project along Route 110.

03/14/2012

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Crane Drops Load At World Trade Center Construction Site

The Fire Department says some of the beams fell on an unoccupied trailer. A construction worker nearby was looked at by emergency responders, but was not taken to the hospital.

02/16/2012

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Construction Accident Kills NJ Worker Saturday

Police said the man was partially decapitated in the accident.

12/03/2011

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Dust Complaints Lead To Temporary Halt Of Dynamite Use On Second Avenue Subway Construction

Officials say they’re trying to change their ventilation systems to limit the amount of smoke and debris blowing up from underground.

11/23/2011

One World Trade Center Construction Reaches Midway Point

Bloomberg: 9/11 National Memorial On Schedule For Anniversary

As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, 9/11 National Memorial chairman Mayor Bloomberg said construction is moving along exactly as anticipated.

04/09/2011

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NJ Gives $1.5M Grant To Help Fix Hoboken Sinkhole

Hudson County officials say reconstruction work that would repair a large sinkhole which formed on a Hoboken street last fall could be completed by early June.

03/27/2011

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Smartphones Can Now Access NYC Construction Info

Quick Response Codes were used for product packaging and advertising. Local governments are starting to use them as well. In New York City, a smartphone can now be used to read the code on construction permits.

02/22/2011

Construction of One World Trade Center is seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2011 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

Work Continues At Ground Zero

The toxic Deutsche Bank building’s demolition is nearing completion and construction of One World Trade Center is moving along.

01/10/2011

New Yorkers pass the rising tower of One World Trade Center, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 in New York. The tower is halfway to the 104 floors it will have upon completion, scheduled for 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

1 WTC, aka Freedom Tower, Reaches Halfway Mark

Steel construction has reached the halfway point for 1 World Trade Center, the building that many people still call the Freedom Tower.

12/16/2010

Residents of the Father Pat Carroll Green affordable housing development say the found pipes, toilet seats and mufflers in the backyards of their new homes.

New Homeowners Sue Yonkers Over Shoddy Construction

It was supposed to give first-time homebuyers in Yonkers a chance at “the American dream,” but they say when they say when they moved in, the nightmare began.

12/02/2010

Route 112 Construction (Photo/Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Road Construction Has Some L.I. Retailers Seeing Red

The $33 million project on busy Route 112 through Coram and Port Jefferson Station will take a year to complete.

11/10/2010

LIRR passengers board train. (credit: AP)

LIRR Train Schedules Return To Normal

Over the weekend, the railroad’s $56 million upgrade project left a long trail of frustration.

10/25/2010

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