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DOB puts kibosh on 12-story hotel in Fresh Meadows
DOB puts kibosh on 12-story hotel in Fresh Meadows
News Philip Hertling 8/15/2012 at 3:30PM

A plan to build a hotel in Fresh Meadows was turned down by the city after the developer failed to comply with the building code and zoning regulations, officials said. The Department of Buildings (DOB) on July 31 rejected Mayflower Business Group’s proposal to put up a 12-story lodging house at 61-27 186th Street for [...]

Richmond Hill rezoning wreaks havoc on religious institution
News Terence M. Cullen 8/15/2012 at 11:16AM

A Hindu temple in Richmond Hill has been battling with the Department of Buildings (DOB), after the mandir was hit with several violations that both the building owner and priest say were incorrect and unfair. The DOB began to issue violations in January for working without permits on electricity and plumbing, said Ali Mahmood, who [...]

National Weather Service issues high wind advisory
News Billy Rennison 2/24/2012 at 12:39PM

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind watch and said damaging winds may blow through the city this weekend. Strong winds are expected to begin tonight and last into Saturday evening. Gusts may reach up to 60 mph, with sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the NWS. The strongest winds will [...]

Crusade to clean up community
Crusade to clean up community
News Billy Rennison 1/12/2012 at 4:39PM

A local civic leader wants his community to be a sight for sore eyes, which first requires ridding it of eyesores. Robert Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association, is pushing the Department of Buildings (DOB) to padlock properties with violations and unpaid fines that are a blemish on the community. After successfully getting [...]

55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity
55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity
News Jay Lane 12/16/2011 at 3:11PM

55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity Over 50 gang members have been busted for running an identity theft ring that targeted people who’d given to charity, prosecutors announced today. The Manhattan DA’s office said 55 members of the Bloods, Crips and Outlaws were arraigned after taking part in a [...]