Adams taps former GOP Council member as buildings chief
Eric Ulrich was a three-term Council member. He now will head one of the city's most important agencies
May 4, 8:13 AM
City Will Demolish Around 200 Sandy-Damaged Homes
The demolitions, which will occur in the coming weeks and months, are the result of the inspection of more than 80,000 buildings affected by the storm.
Updated: Nov 18, 2012 6:36 PM
Bronx Landlord Removes Fire Escapes, FDNY Tosses Tenants Out
Nearly 200 Bronx residents are scrambling to find a place to live for the next six months after the owner of their apartment building tore out all the fire escapes.
Updated: Jun 6, 2012 3:48 PM
City Council Demands Stricter Elevator Regulation: "Even Pawn Shops Have Licenses!"
"Right now, my Cousin Vinny could be working on an elevator," Councilman Peter Vallone pointed out. At press time, Joe Pesci could not be reached for comment.
Updated: Apr 18, 2012 5:06 PM
Elevator Maintenance Caused Ad Exec's Horrific Death, Official Says
Officials say it's becoming more apparent that the freak elevator death of ad executive Suzanne Hart last month was connected to maintenance work done on the lift on the morning of her death.
Updated: Jan 24, 2012 2:40 PM
Construction Worker Dies After Building Collapse, Improper Concrete Pouring Blamed
One of the workers rescued from the building collapse in Brighton Beach has died of cardiac arrest, and the Buildings Department believes the collapse occurred because workers poured concrete from the top down.
Updated: Nov 9, 2011 9:28 AM
30 Riders Onboard Bus That Suffered Harlem Building Collapse
A passenger on the bus who was six months pregnant was jostled by fleeing riders began having contractions and was rushed to St. Luke's, but there were no life-threatening injuries.
Updated: Sep 21, 2011 5:11 PM
DOB Appoints New Deputy Commissioner Of Enforcement
The Buildings Department announced that its new Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement is
Updated: May 17, 2010 12:47 PM
La Esquina Re-Opening Tonight
After the Buildings Department shut down semi-secret subterranean restaurant/tequila lounge La
Updated: May 12, 2010 6:55 PM
Former City Crane Inspector to Admit Taking Bribes
Today in court a former top crane inspector, arrested when crane
Updated: Mar 23, 2010 10:57 AM
Burned Apts. Where 5 Died had Illegal Subdivisions
AP A Buildings Department investigation into the Bensonhurst tenement where a
Updated: Feb 13, 2010 10:33 AM
Bloomberg Says Corrupt Buildings Inspectors Have Quit
After the Post reported that at least six buildings inspectors were
Updated: Sep 9, 2009 2:52 PM
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