The city kicked off its yuletide celebrations with the start of a holiday concert series at the South Street Seaport Monday.
The city's Economic Development Corporation launched the "Water Street Pops! Winter Festival" in the neighborhood to boost businesses there that are still struggling from Superstorm Sandy.
The festival, which runs until Dec. 15, will feature musical performances,...Read more »
The FDNY showed off Wednesday its new, superstorm-ready equipment that it has invested in over the last year.
Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano unveiled state of the art, trucks, rescue boats and trailers designed to help New York's Bravest weather out major storms and save people.
During Superstorm Sandy, firefighters handled 94 serious structural fires -- including the blaze destroyed...Read more »
At the South Street Seaport, tourists and New Yorkers arrive daily for the latest deals.
In Coney Island, people are out catching a bite at Nathan's Famous and other restaurants before the cold really hits in.
And along Beach Channel Drive, some surf shops and other beach-themed restaurants are closing up following a disappointing summer season.
Superstorm Sandy affected more than...Read more »
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg's exhaustive plan to fortify the Big Apple for future superstorms is years -- and billions of dollars -- away, in the year since Sandy struck New York, city agencies and utilities companies have made progress in strengthening their systems.
From stronger flood protections at Con Edison facilities to new building regulations that entice coastal homeowners to elevate...Read more »
With the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy nearing, representatives from various city agencies assured those still suffering at a news conference Tuesday that everything is being done to get their lives back to normal despite federal government red tape.
Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said the agencies are aware of the concerns from residents, particularly ones in the outer boroughs, who say they...Read more »
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Con Edison will unveil a repaired East Village substation Monday after nearly a year of work following Superstorm Sandy.
A relay station inside the substation on East 13th Street went up in flames after an explosion during the Oct. 29 storm and caused the blackout that affected half of Manhattan for nearly a week.
Con Ed created new safeguards as part...Read more »
The Village's annual Halloween parade is alive and ready to haunt the streets.
The Kickstarter campaign to save the 30-year-old celebration met its $50,000 fundraising goal with three days to spare, organizers announced Thursday.
Organizers said the event was in danger of being nixed because of the financial hardships they had to bear from last year's cancellation due to Superstorm...Read more »
Work began Thursday on the South Street Seaport's biggest makeover.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined downtown residents, business leaders and developers for the ground breaking of the "new" Pier 17.
The shopping center, which closed earlier this month after 28 years of operation, will be transformed into a state-of-the-art commercial hot spot with entertainment, restaurants and bars.
The...Read more »
It's getting down to the wire for the Village Halloween Parade and organizers are asking ghoul fans to lend a financial hand.
The parade's Kickstarter campaign has until midnight Monday to meet its $50,000 goal to save this year's event. As of Tuesday night, 760 backers had pledged $43,199.
Organizers said last year's cancellation due to Superstorm Sandy left them with thousands of dollars...Read more »
The city helped out a Staten Island Sandy victim by purchasing her heavily damaged home, the mayor announced Thursday.
This marked the first acquisition through the NYC Build it Back program which helps homeowners hurt by Sandy deal with their finances.
Patricia Dresch, whose husband and 13-year-old daughter were killed by Sandy, will use the money to buy a new home in Tottenville....Read more »