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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

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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

Suzanne Hart was killed in an elevator accident. (Credit: Facebook)

City Finds ‘Safety Protocols Ignored’ In Deadly Elevator Accident At Y&R Building

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.

02/27/2012

Illegal Apartment Crackdown

City Cracks Down On Illegal Apartments

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.

09/25/2011

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Dept. Of Buildings: Remove Snow, Ice From Roofs, Awnings

As temperatures warm up after a wintry mix hit the Tri-State area Tuesday morning the Department of Buildings is asking property owners to remove ice and snow from roofs, overhangs and awnings.

01/18/2011

Ticket issued to elderly Brooklyn man claiming his driveway is too wide. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Family Battles City Over Driveway Summons

An elderly Brooklyn couple ticketed by the city for having a driveway that is too wide says the city is responsible for the alteration.

CBS 2–07/29/2010

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