Department of Buildings
A group of Bronx homeowners filed a lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the city Department of Buildings did nothing to stop a contractor that goes by the name Bad Ass Inc. from building uninhabitable homes.
Prosecutors say landlords handed out cash to try to make housing violations go away as part of a sweeping bribery case involving property owners and building inspectors.
A flood watch is in effect through late Tuesday night for New York City, parts of Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam counties as well as for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey.
The buildings department said the company put in an application for a demolition permit but never obtained it.
New York City has implemented only a number of the 65 recommendations made following two deadly crane collapses in 2008, according to an audit by the city controller’s office.
The new city payroll data posted on the center’s website shows that 634 of the 799 custodians received more than $100,000 in pay.
About 20 to 30 people remain homeless after a large crack in the facade of a Brooklyn apartment building prompted an evacuation on Monday.
Heavy rain turned major roads into rivers and rapids in parts of the Tri-State Area Monday evening, in a round of storms that could continue off and on for more than a day to come.
The Department of Buildings told 1010 WINS the elevator sheave malfunctioned causing the hoist ropes to snap.
Following an initial investigation, officials said on Thursday that the supports between the roof level and sixth floor failed, causing the wall of the building to buckle outward.
The building was evacuated as a precaution Wednesday morning.
It has been 19 months since Superstorm Sandy hit the Tri-State Area, but the rebuilding process has been painfully slow. Thousands have claimed they are being short-changed when it comes to getting the insurance money they need.
The city has launched an investigation following the death of a 4-year-old Bronx boy who might have ingested rat poison, and new questions have arisen about his mother.
The city’s Department of Buildings issued a stop work order for 424 West 33rd St. following inspections Monday and Tuesday.
Tenants in Rego Park, Queens were living in fear Wednesday that part of their apartment could collapse.