Prosecutors allege that the scaffolding at 243 Fourth Avenue had been left unfastened for days, leading it to blow off and severely injure 32-year-old Haley Keating.
In 2019, now mayoral Chief of Staff Frank Carone stepped in as fixer for a project with a trail of shaky safety practices, after a 32-year-old woman suffered life-altering brain injuries.
The second annual report card for 20,000 structures — from pre-war apartment complexes to skyscrapers — showed modest improvements. But the most popular mark was again “D,” even as the pandemic skewed power usage.
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.
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.
Diana Florence, who left the District Attorney’s office in January following allegations she withheld evidence, becomes the seventh candidate to join the contest.
Crews return to controversial Upper West Side site as developers say wind threatens the unfinished building and officials OK “emergency work.”
Permitted “essential” projects — including hotels, a Queens Target and apartment renovations — go on despite Gov. Cuomo’s March order to limit work.
Construction workers decide between a paycheck and exposure to illness as developers weigh liability concerns for anyone who gets sick on the job.
New Manhattan administrative space for New York City Health + Hospitals has been deemed an “essential” exception to the governor’s “pause” order.
After outcry from workers and job sites impacted by coronavirus, governor nixes most residential and commercial building projects in New York.
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.
Calls for a shutdown to alleviate coronavirus and a protective mask shortage highlight risks to nonunion and undocumented workers.
Defendant convicted in bribery case demands Diana Florence, a former top deputy to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, testify at hearing.
Several bribery cases prosecuted by Cy Vance Jr.’s office are unraveling in the face of allegations a top deputy withheld key evidence.
More of Diana Florence’s cases are being eyed after accusations she withheld damaging information about star witness in construction bribery raps.
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.
Diana Florence tells court a mistake was made — but denied purposely sitting on tape that damaged star witness’ credibility in bribery cases.
Construction fraud-buster Diana Florence leaves post after allegations she withheld damaging recording of star witness in bribery cases.
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez presses rare manslaughter prosecutions in the 2018 fatal crushing of excavation worker Luis Sánchez Almonte in Sunset Park.
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.
In case you missed it
- Staten Island Ferry Workers and City Hall Agree to Mediate Contract Dispute
- Your City Council District Is Changing Next Year. Here’s How to Weigh In
- City Jails Fail to Protect or Properly Identify Transgender People, Task Force Finds
- Mets’ Casino Gamble Could Crap Out in Parking Lot
- Ahead of Key Votes, Little Support in Throggs Neck for New Apartments and Supermarket
LOCAL NEWS POWERED BY NEW YORKERS.
We cover the uncovered, hold the powerful accountable, and make sense of the greatest city in the world.