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Pols Call on Hochul to Revisit Rate Hike Tied to Controversial Brooklyn Pipeline

More than two dozen Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island officials demand review of a state commission decision to have National Grid customers pay for fossil fuel projects.

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Historic Deadly Rains Put Spotlight on City’s Lack of Preparation

The record-breaking deluge that pummeled the city overnight Wednesday revealed weaknesses in the city’s infrastructure and planning following the second historic weather event in less than two weeks.

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MTA to Get Slim Slice of Federal Infrastructure Bill as Cars Outpace Mass Transit

The nation’s largest transit agency would reap about 1.9% of the planned $550 billion nationwide spending on transportation, which some critics say continues to focus too heavily on roads and highways.

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Meet Your Mayor: Building NYC Better

See which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most on infrastructure.

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NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab-and-Go Book Pickup Service

Meanwhile, e-book purchases grow as officials serve readers’ immediate needs while preparing for a technological transformation hastened by pandemic.

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Delays on Major Subway Upgrade Could Signal More Woes Ahead

The pandemic and computer problems are snagging a signal improvement in Queens and Manhattan as the MTA’s record $51 billion overhaul plan is in flux.

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NYC Cultural Institutions Preserve Pandemic Memories in Real Time

Libraries, universities and historical societies are doing the early anthropology and archaeology of the coronavirus era via oral histories and more.

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The Open Newsroom Is Back — Virtually. We’ve Got a Lot to Talk About…

Join THE CITY for a Zoom-powered discussion about coronavirus on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. ET. Help us make local news more collaborative.

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City Grants Work Permits for Embattled 200 Amsterdam Ave. Tower

Crews return to controversial Upper West Side site as developers say wind threatens the unfinished building and officials OK "emergency work."

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NYCHA Tenants Stuck in Elevator Agony With Outage Spate

A slew of busted lifts across the city stranded some tenants and forced others into crowded elevators, flouting social distancing rules.

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Bridge and Tunnel Traffic Plunge Takes a Toll on MTA Budget

Traffic plummeted 63% over the previous year in the first week of Gov. Cuomo’s New York "pause." That also means a revenue hit for subways and buses.

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Cable Companies Relent After Pulling Internet Plug on Some Students

Spectrum and Optimum will allow families with past unpaid bills to get free service so kids can join remote learning, following Chalkbeat report.

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Mayor Slams Cable Companies for Denying Some Students Free Internet

Providers offered service to help low-income students get in on remote learning. But they pulled the plug on some over past unpaid bills.

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Brooklyn Cable Guy’s Diagnosis Raises Worry Virus Is One House Call Away

Infected Optimum technician said he "didn’t feel safe" entering customers’ homes. Workers are calling on their companies to increase safety measures.

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Letter Carriers Balk at Entering Brooklyn Post Office Over Coronavirus

After a supervisor in Williamsburg tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Postal Service workers decided to pick up deliveries outside.

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In a City Turned Upside Down, Alternate-Side Parking Rules Haven’t Budged

Drivers emerge en masse from coronavirus seclusion to keep moving cars for street sweepers. Some Council members are calling for a suspension.

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City Hall May Pull Plug on LinkNYC Owner Over Missing Kiosks — and $75M Owed

The group behind LinkNYC towers that give free Wi-Fi and phone calls is far behind schedule on installations and payments to the city, officials say.

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It’s Manhole Explosion Season: What You Need to Know About a Century-Old Problem

The blasts injure people, wreak property damage, power outages and traffic disruptions annually. We take a deep dive as risk is at height.

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MTA Could Make Many More Subway Stations Accessible, Study Finds

The first part of a nearly $18 million review obtained by THE CITY concludes that most of the 100 stops surveyed can be retrofitted with elevators.

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In Queens Courts, Unequal Access to Justice Starts at the Stairs

A dispute over who’s supposed to operate a mechanized lift presents a barrier at one courthouse. We found more obstacles at other legal facilities.