New York City News

Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding Program Will be Reformed

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City’s recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and …

Safety is Why New York City Speed Cameras Will Appear in School Zones

State lawmakers are taking aim at lead-footed drivers in New York City and Long Island with a proposal to authorize hundreds of speed cameras in school zones, a plan touted as a way to protect pedestrians and raise money for …

New York City Sandy Rebuilding Program Off to Slow Start

A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy decimated New York City’s coastline, a city-run program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes has only begun construction on three houses, and officials say they will need another $1 billion from …

Sandy Rebuilding Team Appointed by New York City Mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a new team to lead the city’s efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. De Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Saturday to announce his new plan to help New Yorkers rebuild …

Con Ed Compensating 87 New York City Gas Blast Victims

Con Edison has made compensation payments to nearly 90 survivors and residents of the fatal blast in Harlem. According to the Wall Street Journal, the payments came a day after federal investigators found a leak in the gas main near …

Gas Pipe Leak Found Near New York City Building Blast

Federal safety investigators found a leak on a natural gas pipeline next to a New York City building destroyed in a fatal explosion last week. The 8-inch main pipeline, parts of which are 120-years old, failed a pressure test, the …

2 New York City Apartment Buildings Collapse in Gas Blast

The New York City fire department says more than a dozen people are still missing after an explosion leveled two apartment buildings, killing two people. The department also says more than 20 others were injured, including two with life-threatening injuries. …

Teacher in New York City High School Blast Reassigned

A New York City chemistry teacher has been reassigned pending an investigation after two of her students suffered burns during a lab experiment. According to the New York Post, school officials say Anna Poole has been removed from class to …

Brazen New York City Thieves Make Off With $700,000 in Watches

New York City police are hunting for five bandits who used hammers to pull a brazen broad-daylight robbery at a Cartier store in midtown Manhattan. The suspects entered the store at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street at …

Consultants Helped Claimants Fib in New York City Disability Scam

When dozens of former police officers and firefighters sought disability benefits, advisers provided a playbook for faking mental illness – how to describe daily routines of languishing dysfunction, flunk simple concentration tests convincingly, dress down for benefits interviews, even how …