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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

People shovel snow in Manhattan on Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Big Thaw: Snow Buildup, Ice Creates Menace On High Rises, Suburban Homes

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.

02/19/2014

Authorities on the scene of a construction shed collapse in Midtown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 (Credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Construction Shed Collapse Sends Debris Flying In Midtown

The Department of Buildings issued a warning to property owners Friday to secure construction sites and buildings as high winds whip through the area.

11/01/2013

Boston Road Accident

Driver Loses Control, Slams Into Pedestrians And Businesses In The Bronx

An out-of-control driver struck multiple pedestrians and took out four storefronts Monday evening in the Baychester section of the Bronx.

08/05/2013

Residents claim smoke relentlessly pours into their building from a chimney atop the Astor On The Park hotel. (Photo: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigation: Central Park West Residents Sick Over Hotel Health Hazard

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.

06/28/2013

Scaffold Collapse At Hearst Tower (CBS 2)

FDNY: Scaffold Collapse At Hearst Building May Be Linked To Failed Motor

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.

06/13/2013

Washington Heights Collapse

Wall Collapse Forces Mass Evacuation In Washington Heights

A wall of a building came crashing down in Washington Heights early Saturday, forcing dozens of people from their homes.

06/08/2013

Dangerous Billboard

Dangerous Billboard on Queens Boulevard Finally Coming Down

In a sight for sore eyes in Elmhurst, Queens, a potentially dangerous billboard was finally coming down Wednesday.

03/13/2013

Dangerous Billboard

Dangerous Billboard Hangs Over Queens Boulevard, Leaves Neighbors Furious

A deteriorating and potentially dangerous sign hangs over Queens Boulevard, and a neighbor has been complaining that no one has taken action to prevent a tragedy.

03/12/2013

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Day Care Center Shut Down After 2-Month-Old Girl Dies

A home day care center in Queens has been shut down by the city, after a 2-month-old girl was found dead there this weekend, according to a published report.

11/18/2012

Midtown Crane Collapse (Photo by Errol Rappaport)

Top Of Crane Dangles From Luxury High Rise 75 Stories Above 57th Street

The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from next to the luxury building.

10/29/2012

Workers at the scene of a blast on 72nd Avenue and 2nd Avenue following a blast gone awry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA: Second Avenue Subway Blasting To Resume Following Review Of Underground Explosion

Blasting had been halted following an Aug. 21 incident that spewed debris, blew out windows and rattled some Upper East Siders’ nerves. All blasting projects for the subway project will now be subject to more scrutiny and protections, the MTA said.

09/13/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

Work Halted At 2nd Avenue Subway Site As Blast Investigation Under Way

Human error is being looked at as a possible cause of an underground explosion that rocked the Upper East Side Tuesday.

08/22/2012

The scene of the collapse at West 130th Street on March 22, 2012. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Construction Worker Dies Weeks Before Retirement In Manhattan Building Collapse

Dozens of rescue crews were called to the scene after part of an old warehouse at Broadway and West 131st Street in Morningside Heights crumbled just before 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the FDNY.

03/22/2012

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