An analysis by THE CITY of workers compensation claims found thousands more workplace injuries, beyond those explicitly attributed to heat, on days 85 degrees or hotter.
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.
Advocates claim that the city’s purposefully punishing migrants, while administration officials say they’re doing everything they can in the absence of support from the feds.
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.
Opened less than three years ago, the ‘mist garden’ has been closed for months by a leak.
Anticipating possible storms and heat waves that strain the electrical grid, the utility company ran a simulation of a disruptive event to practice its response.
New York City’s municipal information hotline fields questions and reports on items from the mundane, like illegal parking, to the bizarre, including a few calls about dog dependents, aliens and ghosts.
Dozens of families who fled flooded apartments have to leave the Lower Manhattan hotel they call home by Feb. 28.
The city’s longest-ever stretch without snow previously ran from 2019 to the end of 2020. We matched and exceeded that record at the beginning of 2022.
A series of renderings offer a glimpse at a proposal that could be what a resiliency expert called “the largest transformation of our waterfront since the Robert Moses era.”
Cross Bay Boulevard, a main evacuation route for residents of Broad Channel, is still in bad shape a decade after Superstorm Sandy.
Ten years after the superstorm of the century, the MTA isn’t done with efforts to protect its waterfront routes.
With roots in Occupy Wall Street, the spontaneous relief effort showcased how mutual aid groups can step into the breach when traditional organizations are slow to act.
The moon helped spare some vulnerable coastal areas in 2012, and they’re still struggling to get attention and funding a decade later.
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“You might want to get a snorkel.”
Nearing the 10th anniversary of deadly Superstorm Sandy, the city comptroller examines how much federal money various agencies have spent on rebuilding and resilience.
This summer, 725 people visited city emergency rooms — that’s almost 13% more than during the same period in 2021, and nearly as many as in 2018.
While the city and state are taking some steps to mitigate future flooding, victims, experts and government officials themselves say more needs to be done.
While officials work toward sewer and drain upgrades and ‘green infrastructure’ to absorb water, people in at-risk neighborhoods know they are vulnerable.
Flooded out of their homes, people who can’t find new housing — even while being helped by city agencies — illustrate the urgency of the affordable housing crisis.
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