The city said it has been receiving complaints about the elevator since 2012, and residents said they have been begging for help.
The incident occurred last Friday around 4 p.m. at a building on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Her mother said the elevators in their high-rise building on Surf Avenue and 24th Street have been out of order for months, leaving the 8-year-old a virtual prisoner in their third floor apartment.
A man was caught by police trying to rape a 74-year-old woman Tuesday in the James Weldon Johnson Houses public housing development in East Harlem.
Jason Commisso was asleep on a bus en route to Texas when he was picked up by a team of NYPD and New Jersey State Troopers on the New Jersey Turnpike near Morristown, N.J., Browne said.
Investigators believe Jason Commisso, 34, has been responsible for eight attacks of people of Asian descent in the neighborhood since Jan. 17, police said. The latest incident happened Saturday around 10:30 a.m. at a building on East 97 Street.
Back on Aug. 26, a man was seen hitting and kicking Hazel multiple times inside an elevator at the Wagner Houses on East 120th Street, police said.
The NYPD wants help from the public in finding a suspect who assaulted a woman on the Upper West Side.
A 12-year-old boy was recovering Monday, after falling into an elevator shaft several floors up in a Mount Vernon building over the weekend.
The victim, 58, was threatened and pushed, police said. The mugger allegedly acted as though he had a gun.
Residents are helping to look for the suspect, who police described as an Asian man between 45 and 55 years old. He was last seen wearing tan shorts and a green shirt with blue stripes.
A parking attendant at the garage drove the 4,500-pound Lexus SUV into a vehicle elevator on the fifth floor, but the elevator’s car wasn’t there.That’s when he and the car fell five stories to the ground floor.
The City Council is holding an oversight hearing Monday afternoon to examine elevator safety and hear testimony from Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri.
There have been several deadly mishaps involving elevators in New York City of late and you might be surprised to learn that elevator repairmen in the city do not need a license.
The accident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday in a building on Woodycrest Avenue in the Highbridge section of the borough.
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