New York City News

New York City Sandy Home Repair Effort Making Progress

A program to help city homeowners with Superstorm Sandy home-repair efforts has made progress following an overhaul, and is aiming to count up to 1,000 construction starts and 1,500 reimbursement checks by the end of the year, New York City …

New York City Plans Crackdown on Unsafe Taxi Drivers

New York City is cracking down on unsafe taxi drivers. The Taxi and Limousine Commission issued 5,000 safety-related summonses so far this year. That’s a 95 percent increase from last year. The New York Post reports that the jump came …

Falling Metal Gate Kills New York City Flavored Ice Maker

A Honduran immigrant who for more than 40 years sold popular flavored ices in the South Bronx has died after being crushed when he slipped below his descending metal security gate. But Alfredo Thiebaud’s son tells the New York Daily …

New York City Failing to Prevent Jail Suicides

In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening …

New York City Mayor Signs New Traffic Safety Bills

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed eleven bills into law Monday that are meant to improve traffic safety and reduce pedestrian fatalities in the nation’s largest city. The measures are among the first steps in de Blasio’s wide-ranging …

Traffic Enforcement Campaign Begins in New York City

The NYPD is conducting a citywide traffic safety enforcement initiative over the next three weeks. It began Monday and continues through July 6. Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and …

New York City Fire Truck Drivers to Take Safe-Driving Course

The outgoing FDNY commissioner says that the department has budgeted $1.3 million for a one-day “refresher” driving course for every ambulance and fire truck driver. Commissioner Sal Cassano told the City Council on Monday that the classes are part of …

Hurricane Awareness Campaign Launched in New York City

New York City officials are launching a hurricane awareness campaign to help residents prepare for the upcoming storm season. “Know Your Zone” is being billed as a “one-stop-shop” for hurricane preparedness. New Yorkers can log onto the city’s website (http://nyc.gov/knowyourzone …

New York City Subway Train That Derailed Was New

The New York City subway rail that snapped and caused a train to derail, injuring 19 passengers and stranding hundreds underground, was installed just weeks before the accident, the Metropolitan Transit Authority said Saturday. The rail that broke underneath a …

New York City Construction Firm Admits Overbilling, Will Pay $55M Penalty

One of the country’s largest interior construction companies has agreed to forfeit $55 million after admitting it overcharged clients by inflating bills. Structure Tone pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of falsifying business records. It agreed to pay $55 …