Department of Buildings

Gavel (file/credit: clipart.com)

Lawsuit: Contractor ‘Bad Ass Inc.’ Built Unlivable Homes In The Bronx; City Turned Blind Eye

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.

02/24/2015

Authorities in Manhattan announce the arrests of buildings inspectors, contractors and others in an alleged bribery scheme on Feb. 10, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Manhattan DA: Arrests Made In Widespread Building Inspector Bribery Scheme

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.

02/10/2015

One lane of Route 35N closed in Belmar due to flooding from the Shark River. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Nor’easter Brings Heavy Rain, Wind To Tri-State, Leaves Some Areas Flooded

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.

12/09/2014

Firefighters respond to partial roof collapse in Staten Island on Nov. 28, 2014. (credit: FDNY/Twitter)

Buildings Dept: No Permit Issued For Construction That Led To Fatal Collapse In Staten Island

The buildings department said the company put in an application for a demolition permit but never obtained it.

11/30/2014

FILE -- NYPD Emergency Services Unit Officers remove debris in front of 305 50th Street, where a piece of a crane landed from a construction site a block north on 51st street on March 15, 2008. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images).

Audit: Key Fixes Never Made After Deadly NYC Crane Collapses In 2008

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.

11/10/2014

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Group Claims NYC School Custodian Pay Tops $109,000, Highest Paid Municipal Employees

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.

10/03/2014

A crack prompted officials to evacuate this apartment building in Midwood, Brooklyn on Monday, Aug. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Building Remains Under Partial Evacuation Order After Crack Found On Facade

About 20 to 30 people remain homeless after a large crack in the facade of a Brooklyn apartment building prompted an evacuation on Monday.

08/05/2014

Flooding in Lakewood, New Jersey on Monday, July 14. (Credit: @mbigbrach)

Latest Round Of Storms Leaves Roads Flooded, Drivers Stranded In Tri-State

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.

07/14/2014

Elevator (credit: clipart.com)

Several People Rescued From University Heights Apartment Elevator

The Department of Buildings told 1010 WINS the elevator sheave malfunctioned causing the hoist ropes to snap.

05/15/2014

85 Christopher St. was evacuated after the wall of the building buckled outward on May 14, 2014 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Buildings Dept.: Greenwich Village Building With Buckled Facade Has Past Violations

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.

05/15/2014

85 Christopher St. was evacuated after the wall of the building buckled outward on May 14, 2014 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Greenwich Village Building Evacuated Due To Unstable Facade

The building was evacuated as a precaution Wednesday morning.

05/14/2014

Vinny And Dawn Rongo And Their Sandy-Damaged Home

CBS 2 Exclusive: Sandy Victims Can’t Get Funds From Mortgage Company To Finish Repairs

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.

05/12/2014

Juan Sanchez

City Investigates Mother Of Bronx Boy Who May Have Died From Rat Poison

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.

05/01/2014

Chelsea Worker Fall

City Halts Work At Building Where Worker Fell To His Death

The city’s Department of Buildings issued a stop work order for 424 West 33rd St. following inspections Monday and Tuesday.

04/16/2014

Queens Building Cracks

Tenants, Management Worry Cracks In Queens Building Could Lead To Collapse

Tenants in Rego Park, Queens were living in fear Wednesday that part of their apartment could collapse.

04/02/2014

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