Department of Buildings
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.
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.
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.
The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from next to the luxury building.
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.
Human error is being looked at as a possible cause of an underground explosion that rocked the Upper East Side Tuesday.
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.
According to a report released Monday, an important elevator safety mechanism was apparently turned off when Suzanne Hart was crushed to death trying to take the lift to her office.
The influx of illegal apartments has become such a problem that the DOB has gone undercover, looking for and busting illegal apartments. The city agency has agents who set up sting operations—part of an ongoing enforcement action.