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Slow Rebound of Construction Jobs Threatens NYC Post-Pandemic Rebuild

The latest employment numbers are 25,000 below the city’s pre-coronavirus peak. With uncertainty over everything from the next mayor to Gov. Cuomo’s political fate, the industry is betting nearly all on President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure push.

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NYC’s Wealthy Enclaves Lost Housing in Past Decade as Combining of Apartments Outpaced New Construction

Parts of the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, SoHo and the West Village saw net drops in residential apartments in the past decade, a new report from the Department of City Planning found.

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Embattled Former Vance Deputy Joins Crowded Manhattan DA Race to Unseat Ex-Boss

Diana Florence, who left the District Attorney’s office in January following allegations she withheld evidence, becomes the seventh candidate to join the contest.

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City Grants Work Permits for Embattled 200 Amsterdam Ave. Tower

Crews return to controversial Upper West Side site as developers say wind threatens the unfinished building and officials OK "emergency work."

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New Exceptions in Construction Shutdown Keep Thousands of NYC Sites Open

Permitted "essential" projects — including hotels, a Queens Target and apartment renovations — go on despite Gov. Cuomo’s March order to limit work.

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Affordable Housing, Transit Projects Plow on in Coronavirus Pause

Construction workers decide between a paycheck and exposure to illness as developers weigh liability concerns for anyone who gets sick on the job.

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Construction on City Hospital Back Offices Goes On After Cuomo Work Halt

New Manhattan administrative space for New York City Health + Hospitals has been deemed an "essential" exception to the governor’s "pause" order.

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Cuomo Calls Off ‘Non-Essential’ Construction Statewide

After outcry from workers and job sites impacted by coronavirus, governor nixes most residential and commercial building projects in New York.

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Construction Workers Still on Job Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Cuomo deems construction an "essential" trade. But some laborers said they fear for their health when a positive test isn’t enough to shut a jobsite.

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Construction Forges Ahead in the City Despite Virus Threat

Calls for a shutdown to alleviate coronavirus and a protective mask shortage highlight risks to nonunion and undocumented workers.

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Vance Prosecutor Accused of Hiding Tape Could Face Grilling Under Oath

Defendant convicted in bribery case demands Diana Florence, a former top deputy to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, testify at hearing.

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Defendants Freed, Jury Dismissed as Manhattan DA Evidence Woes Deepen

Several bribery cases prosecuted by Cy Vance Jr.’s office are unraveling in the face of allegations a top deputy withheld key evidence.

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Case Tossed Amid ‘Staggering’ Hidden Evidence Allegations Against Vance Deputy

More of Diana Florence’s cases are being eyed after accusations she withheld damaging information about star witness in construction bribery raps.

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Top Vance Prosecutor Accused of Misleading Judge Over Withheld Evidence

Diana Florence, who quit amid allegations she sat on a tape that impugned her star witness, knew of the recording in 2016, a defense attorney charged.

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Vance Prosecutor Accused of Hiding Evidence Offers Defense

Diana Florence tells court a mistake was made — but denied purposely sitting on tape that damaged star witness’ credibility in bribery cases.

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A Top Prosecutor in Manhattan DA Vance’s Office Accused of Hiding Evidence

Construction fraud-buster Diana Florence leaves post after allegations she withheld damaging recording of star witness in bribery cases.

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Construction Overseers Charged With Manslaughter in Death of Luis Sánchez Almonte

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez presses rare manslaughter prosecutions in the 2018 fatal crushing of excavation worker Luis Sánchez Almonte in Sunset Park.

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One-Third of Construction Deaths Logged by Feds Go Uncounted by City

The Buildings Dept. is charged with monitoring the city’s most lethal industry. But OSHA stats show stark differences in assessing deaths on the job.

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Construction Deaths Go Unreported as Building Owners Ignore Law

Owners and contractors must inform the Buildings Department about worker fatalities. But only one death was recorded last year — out of at least 12.

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Developers Donate Big to Queens DA Candidate Who Vows Construction Crackdown

Melinda Katz says she sees no conflict between promise to prosecute dangerous builders and $250k-plus in real estate campaign contributions.