One tenant of a Wakefield building lost his electric wheelchair to water damage. He used rent money to save for a new chair, and is now being sued by his landlord.
Last week THE CITY held an Open Newsroom event at Queens Public Library to discuss the effects of climate change in the city and what New Yorkers can do about them.
Widespread need for air conditioning strains the aging electric grid — and not all parts of the city are equally impacted.
There is no legal right to be cool in New York City as there is with heat in the winter. Still, you can push your landlord to fix your AC — or find a public cooling center.
A new report shows that 3.8 million New Yorkers experience temperatures at least 10 degrees hotter because of urban development. Look up your address to see how your neighborhood is impacted.
Here are steps New Yorkers can take to protect themselves, from limiting outdoor exposure to wearing a mask to cleaning air filters.
New school holidays and criminal record seals are in. But many proposals related to tenant protections, developer tax breaks and speed limits have gone nowhere.
Officials encouraged New Yorkers to stay home, but there’s no guarantee the air inside is clean. Here’s a guide on keeping your indoor air as pollution-free as possible — including how to build a filter with a box fan.
To help renters make better-informed choices, leases must disclose a property’s propensity to flood and whether it suffered flood damage in the past.