A worker with the Osborne Association, which provides inmate services on the island jail, was overcome by pepper spray after a terrifying surprise training drill with a correction officer dressed up as an inmate.
Tenants said some apartment doors failed to automatically shut, even before one "malfunctioned" and stayed open Sunday, allowing smoke to fatally spread throughout the 19-story Twin Parks Northwest tower.
At least 19 are dead and dozens injured in the worst fire the borough has seen in years. After a previous killer fire nearby, reforms were supposed to guarantee tenant safety education and self-closing doors.
The Human Services Council, an umbrella group representing scores of nonprofits, has taken the unusual step of suing the city over a new law aimed at making it easier for their staffers to join a union.
Up to 230,000 birds die annually in collisions, both drawn and confused by lights across the five boroughs. Avian advocates are already pushing the incoming City Council to extend the new bird- and electricity-saving rules to privately owned buildings.
The so-far amicable partnership between Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams marks a welcome departure from the last eight years when Albany and City Hall were often headed in opposite directions when it came to the MTA.
From Wall Street to Brownstone Brooklyn, business establishments have again grown quiet in response to the pandemic. The Independent Budget Office has added a year to the expected timeline for a full city jobs recovery.