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 »
It was déjà vu at 57th Street Monday as construction work at the building where a crane dangled during Superstorm Sandy was halted with another mishap with the hoisting machine.
The street was blocked off between Sixth and Seventh Avenues for most of the day as first responders and crews dealt with the malfunctioning equipment that left a nearly seven-ton concrete block dangling 429 feet above...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg blasted Congress for hampering New Yorkers, particularly Sandy victims, by forcing a federal shutdown during his weekly radio address Sunday.
The mayor said the city's 27,000 federal workers, the second-largest number of U.S. government employees outside Washington, D.C., are furloughed indefinitely. He added political limbo might also cause major delays and problems...Read more »
Music fans looking to relive one of last year's biggest events will have their chance next month.
The Weinstein Company announced Tuesday it will release a documentary depicting the "12-12-12" concert in New York and Los Angeles theaters on Nov. 1. The concert, which was held at Madison Square Garden last December, featured various performances from major artists and bands including...Read more »
Organizers of the village's annual Halloween Parade may be used to producing a frightening show, but this year they said they are scared that it may not see the dark of night.
The parade, which was put off in 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy, is in danger of cancellation due to higher costs of insurance and debt from last year's disregarded show, according to Jeanne Fleming, the parade's artistic...Read more »