Department of Buildings
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.
Sidewalks around many buildings have been cordoned because of falling icicles and rock-hard chunks of frozen snow, a situation that experts warn could get worse over the next few days as a thaw sets in.
The Department of Buildings issued a warning to property owners Friday to secure construction sites and buildings as high winds whip through the area.
An out-of-control driver struck multiple pedestrians and took out four storefronts Monday evening in the Baychester section of the Bronx.
Residents of a Central Park West building say the air in their apartments is making them sick and that the city has ignored their pleas for help.
Two maintenance workers were stuck in wind gusts outside the 45th floor of the 600-foot-tall Hearst building when the scaffold they were working on collapsed at about 2:40 p.m.
A wall of a building came crashing down in Washington Heights early Saturday, forcing dozens of people from their homes.
In a sight for sore eyes in Elmhurst, Queens, a potentially dangerous billboard was finally coming down Wednesday.