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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

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

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