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Owner of building above Underground Railroad loses addition bid

The owner of a historic, Chelsea building that is the sole vestige of the Underground Railroad in New York has lost his bid to keep a fifth-floor addition he built… | Metro | New York Post

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Still not this: As demolition begins, no renderings for Murray St. building to be, but a new address

Last year there was speculation that this tower was planned for 101 Murray St., but the developer shot down the rumors. There’s still no rendering for the Murray St. building, whose new address will be 111 Murray. BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Thirty Park Place, at 926 feet, and 56 Leonard, at 821 feet, still win. […]

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Squatter rents out Queens building

Residents and business owners told Fox 5 that a block of apartments in Jamaica, Queens, has been empty for more than 10 years until a squatter took over and rented out rooms to hard-working people. Now one single mom is caught in a dangerous housing nightmare. Every day, Otalia John brings her 1-year-old daughter, Arianna, […]

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Luxurious Avenue D building offers subway shuttle service

Tenants who can afford to pay $ 5,000 a month in rent for a three-bedroom apartment near Avenue D won’t have to schlep to the subway with everyone else in the… | Metro | New York Post

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NYC Building Inspectors Allegedly Took Bribes To Kick Out Poor Tenants

NYC Building Inspectors Allegedly Took Bribes To Kick Out Poor Tenants

A massive corruption-related indictment naming dozens of employees from the Department of Building, Department, Housing Preservation and Development, and property managers alleges that a number of city inspectors were bribed by landlords who wanted to push out tenants paying lower rents. [ more › ] Gothamist

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Building inspectors, contractors in bribery scheme

A year-long investigation into landlords, building inspectors and contractors in New York City found dozens were taking part in a pay-to play scheme, according to city officials.  One landlord was charged with handing $ 600 in cash to an undercover officer posing as a housing inspector.  Another landlord was accused of giving the same undercover […]

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Sword-wielding man gets five years for attacking building manager

He claims he was Robin Hood with a sword. A Brooklyn man who slashed his building manager’s head with the unusual weapon only attacked because “he was being exploited by… | Metro | New York Post

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NYC bribe-accepting building inspectors to begin trial

NYC bribe-accepting building inspectors to begin trial The city is sweeping out a band of corrupt building inspectors who took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from dirty contractors and landlords across the city, sources said. The Department of Investigation and the Manhattan DA will charge more … Read more on New York Post

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Another Empire State Building Is Located On Broadway

Another Empire State Building Is Located On Broadway

Did you know there’s another building called the Empire State Building? It’s significantly shorter and less iconic, but it did have the name first. According to Curbed, 640 Broadway was built in 1897, and above its entryway were the words “Empire State Building,” which will reappear following a proposed restoration. [ more › ] Gothamist

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Work resumes at Western Hemisphere’s tallest residential building

Here’s the skinny on the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, 432 Park Ave. The DOB rescinded its stop work order, which came last week following the crash of… | Real Estate | New York Post

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Deadly fire rips through Brooklyn building

One person was killed and seven others injured in a fire near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Flames broke out at about 3:25 a.m. at 267 Flatbush Ave. between St. Marks St. and 6th Ave. Heavy smoke continued to pour out hours later. A 46-year-old man died reportedly after jumping from the building […]

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In New Civic Tech Hub, A Family Legacy of Community Building Continues

An early Civic Hall presentation for beta members (photo: @VeronicaLudwig) NEW YORK—On Tuesday Andrew Rasiej and his business partner Micah Sifry will open Civic Hall, a 21st century community center and event space for New York City’s rapidly growing civic technology sector. The space will be a central hub where hacktivists, data geeks, and government […]

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Ideas for W.T.C. arts center taking shape, although building remains on hold

Maggie Boepple, president of the World Trade Center’s Performing Arts Center. Downtown Express photo by Dusica Sue Malesevic. BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The World Trade Center Performing Arts Center — an important part of the original plan for the site but which has been plagued with delays — still does not have an architect, […]

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The crumbling building that captured my heart

I am losing the haunted house of my New York City romantic imagination — the former church at 344 W. 36th St., slated to come down for a new hotel…. | Real Estate | New York Post

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Inditex buys $280M Soho building for new Zara store

Spain’s Inditex paid $ 280 million for a retail condominium of 47,361 square feet at 503-511 Broadway in Soho for a new Zara store, the company confirmed. David Ash of Prince… | Real Estate | New York Post

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