The Department of Buildings told 1010 WINS the elevator sheave malfunctioned causing the hoist ropes to snap.
Police are looking for two suspects who they say are wanted for unrelated rapes in the Bronx.
Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect they say raped a woman in the stairwell of a Bronx building.
The NYPD has asked the public for help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with a series of forcible touching incidents in the Bronx.
Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find a man who forcibly touched a woman in a Bronx apartment building lobby this past weekend.
A cement truck crashed into a three-story residential building in the Bronx on Monday evening, leaving the driver dead and at least four people with injuries, authorities said.
A demolition crew found three bodies in a vacant home that had been on fire a week earlier in the Bronx.
Around 1:10 a.m. Friday, police said the suspect came up behind an 18-year-old woman on Sedgwick Avenue in University Heights and choked her to the ground. The suspect then took off the woman’s shoes and smelled her feet before fleeing the scene, police said.
A teenage girl from the Bronx was charged Sunday with setting her building on fire after an argument with her mother – leaving six firefighters injured and several people homeless.
Charges were pending Tuesday night for a suspect shot by police in the Bronx, after he allegedly used his car as a weapon.
More than 70 families were forced to evacuate the building earlier this month after a contractor, who filed improper permits for renovations at the building, removed the fire escapes illegally.
Hundreds of people also demanded answers at a meeting Tuesday night after a week of living in hotels or staying with family. However, the property owner, Goldfarb Properties, was not present.
The owners of an evacuated Bronx apartment building hunkered down Wednesday as residents and reporters demanded answers as to why they would remove fire escapes and render the entire structure unsafe.
The hunt was on Wednesday for the licensed engineer, Roland Draper, who filed improper permits for renovations at 2400 Webb Ave., in the Bronx, and as a result the fire escapes were removed illegally.
Every apartment door was closed off and sealed with, of all things, orange towing signs. In the end, having no fire escapes throughout the building forced more than 200 residents to move.