The Department of Buildings told 1010 WINS the elevator sheave malfunctioned causing the hoist ropes to snap.
Members of the New York Police Department’s Aviation Unit rescued a hiker with a broken ankle from a cliff near the Hudson River in New Jersey.
Police on Long Island rescued a man early Saturday, after the man said he fell off the Smith Point Bridge into the water.
During the East Harlem building explosion this week, cellphone video captured the daring rescue of a 79-year-old woman who said she had been abandoned in a medical van.
A woman who was injured in a fiery car crash on Long Island met with her two rescuers Tuesday, they are forever united after the harrowing experience.
United Water spokesman Rich Henning said the man broke into the plant that treats and pumps water for the township of Manalapan. Workers heard cries for help coming from a pipe around 7 a.m. Friday.
Emergency crews have rescued two workers who had been stuck five stories up on scaffolding outside an office building in Paramus.
A New York City police officer was credited Monday with saving the life of a 1-year-old boy who was found unconscious in a Washington Heights clothing store.
Two police officers on Long Island rescued a woman who was poised to jump off a bridge Monday morning.
A 16-year-old boy was honored Sunday night for saving an elderly man during Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, Long Island last year.
Police talked down a man who was apparently suicidal from the Verrazano Bridge on Tuesday.
Good Samaritans helped rescue a man Monday afternoon when a fire broke out in a Washington Heights apartment building.
Republican mayoral candidate and former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota reportedly said this week that he did not think it was “appropriate” to shut down two subway lines for a pair of lost kittens.
Marine 41 was officially commissioned Thursday on eastern Long Island.
Police Wednesday evening were congratulating an officer who rescued a man who got caught in the water as he tried to repair his jet ski on the northern edge of Manhattan.