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2014/07/29 15:03
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The day most Staten Islanders have dreaded for several years is close at hand. That was clear last week when the New York City Department of Buildings approved the developers' application to be...
2014/07/29 15:03
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2014/07/28 13:48
2014/07/28 13:48
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UPPER EAST SIDE — The Original Zesty's is back. Stephano Grimaldi, who was forced to close his family's three-decade-old pizzeria at East 95th Street and Third Avenue last year, finally found a new...
2014/07/25 11:48
2014/07/25 11:48
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Suikown Cho, owner of Piermont Cleaners. After almost three decades operating at 80th Street and Second Avenue, Piermont Cleaners is forced to move out at the end of July 2014. View Full...
2014/07/24 18:03
2014/07/24 18:03
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mayor Bill de Blasio nominated John Gustafsson, former chairman of the board of directors of the Staten Island Historical Society, as a commissioner on the Landmarks...
2014/07/24 16:19
2014/07/24 16:19
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Plans For 50 Units At Ridgewood Theater The Department of Buildings (DOB) approved last Monday, July 7, plans submitted by the theater’s owner, Bushburg Properties, to develop 50 apartments within...
2014/07/24 15:54
2014/07/24 15:54
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After months of tension, debate and a civil suit, the demolition of 5Pointz is slated to begin in the coming weeks. The graffiti mecca, once adorned with aerosol paintings by street artists, was...
2014/07/24 15:54
2014/07/24 15:54
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The owner of the abandoned building at 78-19 Jamaica Ave. that collapsed in April 2013 appears to have gotten a reprieve. The two-story structure crumbled after a rainstorm 15 months ago, crushing a...
2014/07/23 18:48
2014/07/23 18:48
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The nearly century old Ridgewood Theatre building will soon be transformed into 50 apartments. View Full Caption But the facade of the building, which received landmark status in 2010, will remain in...
2014/07/22 11:48
2014/07/22 11:48
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A developer is clearing out most of an Upper East Side block, forcing several longtime restaurants to close by the end of July. Johnny Foxes at 1546 Second Ave. shut down on Sunday,...
2014/07/21 19:28
2014/07/21 19:28
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A seven-story modular apartment building called the Stack, left, is shown next to a decades-old residence in the Innwood neighborhood of New York. (AP photo: Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK — In a city...
2014/07/21 18:58
2014/07/21 18:58
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Published: July 21, 2014 - 1:09 pm The yellow cab industry in New York has reigned for decades, but market disruptors such as Lyft and Uber are threatening it, Andrew J. Hawkins writes: "We're in a...
2014/07/21 14:58
2014/07/21 14:58
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Published: July 21, 2014 - 12:01 am More than six months after he took office—and hours before departing for a 10-day family vacation in Italy—Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped to the microphones in City...
2014/07/21 10:49
2014/07/21 10:49
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The potential damage of an earthquake to multifamily buildings, as well as other structures, can be catastrophic. NEW YORK CITY�New maps created by a federal agency asserts that the East Coast in...
2014/07/18 19:58
2014/07/18 19:58
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The U.S. Geological Survey had good and bad news for New Yorkers on Thursday. In releasing its latest set of seismic maps the agency said earthquakes are a slightly lower hazard for New York City's...
2014/07/18 13:41
2014/07/18 13:41
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Christopher Gregory/Getty ImagesRick Chandler's appointment as commissioner of the Department of Buildings fills the final major vacancy of Mayor de Blasio's administration. Filling the last major...
2014/07/18 13:41
2014/07/18 13:41
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President Obama mixed the roles of world leader and Democratic moneymaker amid the fast-unfolding developments of the Malaysia Airlines crash. He spoke with heads of state and conferred with his...
2014/07/17 21:06
2014/07/17 21:06
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Interactive Mayor Bill de Blasio named Richard Chandler, an assistant vice president for facilities at Hunter College and a 15-year veteran of the Department of Buildings, to head the agency, one of...
2014/07/17 20:34
2014/07/17 20:34
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State officials and legislators have taken the first steps to increase Statehouse security. The "capital complex security working group" held its first session Tuesday morning. The working group is...
2014/07/17 15:55
2014/07/17 15:55
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A year after being sold for almost $7 million and six years after the final film was shown, the Ridgewood Theatre’s future is finally becoming clearer. The Department of Buildings approved a plan...
2014/07/17 12:58
2014/07/17 12:58
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Published: July 17, 2014 - 6:51 am The tone of negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers seems to have shifted since talks...
2014/07/29 15:03
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