The pressure from Mayor Eric Adams’ team to fast-track an FDNY inspection of a 77-story office tower at Hudson Yards triggered the cancelation of fire inspections for a dozen non-VIP New Yorkers, including an overcrowded, racially diverse public school in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights. In the spring of 2022, 50 Hudson Yards landed at the top […]
As part of its probe into the Eric Adams campaign’s connections to Turkey, the FBI is looking into whether an internal list of property owners seeking approval of fire alarm systems, kept by the mayor’s office under both Bill de Blasio and Adams, allowed prominent real estate developers to cut the line for crucial inspections, […]
Last year the New York City Housing Authority proposed and then backed down from a rule that would have banned storing or charging lithium-ion battery powered e-bikes and e-scooters in public housing. The idea was to reduce the possibility of dangerous fires sparked by the potentially volatile batteries, but the proposed ban ran into pushback […]
Co-hosts Christina Greer, Katie Honan and Harry Siegel discuss kids in tents, city hall’s crude insult comedy, Eric Adams’ strong political hand and much more. Some show notes, starting with election stuff! Look up your early voting and election day votings sites and also what will be on your ballot. Read up on the handful […]
It’s illegal to open a hydrant by yourself, in part because the water’s force could knock over children. But there’s a legal way to spray with the fire department’s help: Here’s how.
Department of Buildings and FDNY issue $6,400 in fines for the Bowery facility, weeks after an electrical fire killed four in Chinatown. Grubhub says it’s a “misunderstanding.”
EMTs and paramedics are suing for better pay, as they hold multiple jobs to make ends meet.
Inspectors found tampered-with batteries at 80 Madison St., where a fire killed four earlier this month, and at nearby 91 Canal St.
The FDNY has since found multiple e-bikes in the basement. Meanwhile, Mayor Eric Adams has ordered the department to speed up response times to 311 calls about dangerous conditions.
Earlier this year the City Council forbade selling reconditioned batteries — yet fire department inspectors didn’t look for them in a visit to the now-destroyed store just weeks ago.