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Ida-Deluged NYC Drainage System All But Forgotten in Climate Battle

Recent projects have expanded sewer capacity in some neighborhoods. But antiquated storm pipes leave the city vulnerable to the new normal of massive rain storms. "We need to rainproof New York City," one expert said.

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Brooklyn Residents File Civil Rights Complaint Seeking to Pause Gas Pipeline

Grassroots groups announce petition to federal agencies demanding review they say state failed to give to National Grid project running from Brownsville to Greenpoint.

City Data Shows Vaccines are Working, Even as Mandate Backlash Hits City Hall

The first, if limited, numbers released by the city indicate very low infection, hospitalization and death rates for those who got their shots. But that didn’t stop hundreds from protesting vaccination requirements for municipal workers.

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Hochul’s Lieutenant Governor Pick, Brian Benjamin, Showcases Strategy to Win Election

The Harlem state senator stands to appeal to Black and New York City-area voters that the new governor from Buffalo could struggle to reach. Meanwhile, she must decide whether to keep Cuomo’s powerful budget director.

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Governor-in-Waiting Kathy Hochul Prepares to Ascend. She Just Needs Cuomo to Leave

In an unprecedented move, the governor says he won’t step down until Aug. 24 — spurring some watchdog groups to warn of "Cuomo’s 14 days of mischief." What does the transition of power have in store for his replacement?

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Hochul’s Past Push to Arrest Immigrants Resurfaces as She Readies to Replace Cuomo

The governor-to-be says she’s "evolved" since fighting driver’s licenses for undocumented New Yorkers. Advocates for immigrants say they’ll be watching how she wields her power to judge how much she’s changed.

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Inside Cuomo’s ‘Hotel California’ for Albany Aides: You Can Never Leave

As the governor fought sexual harassment allegations, some former employees who went to the private sector still worked privately for him — reportedly helping craft media strategies and discredit some of his accusers. Here’s why.

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Judge Temporarily Freezes Plan to Truck Frigid Liquid Natural Gas to Brooklyn

National Grid is fighting a construction stop-work order aimed at its plan to alter its Greenpoint hub to deal with the combustible gas, kept at a cool minus-260 degrees. Activists sued, charging the set-up could unleash multiple environmental hazards.

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State Attorney General Letitia James Puts Spotlight on the Women Who Accused Cuomo

"I believe them," the state’s prosecutor declared yesterday as she issued a damning report that could lead to the governor’s ouster from office. For James, the investigation marked her biggest public moment yet in a career that began in Brooklyn.

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Extreme Heat Sends New Yorkers to Emergency Rooms as Climate Toll Grows

The city is on pace to match 2018, when more than 700 people headed to the hospital due to hot weather, data shows. As the planet is warming, New York is feeling the heat: It recently placed as the nation’s third most intense "urban heat island."