The Department of Environmental Protection has floated the biggest rate hike since 2014. The public is invited to weigh in two days this week.
One house was rebuilt, one propped up on stilts, and one given back to nature.
A low-lying neighborhood where most residents aren’t connected to the city’s sewer system is struggling to transform itself. But some experts question whether investments to keep people living in a fundamentally flood-prone area are wise.
The aid program for undocumented immigrants and other people left out of federal programs had stopped taking applications in January despite tens of millions of dollars still being available.
The future of any leftover money is unclear but advocates and some lawmakers are pushing for the creation of a permanent relief fund for undocumented folks affected by disasters.
Renters and homeowners slammed by the deadly storm face different obstacles and seek varying types of relief. But their shared experiences — including living in fear of the next storm — underscore a housing crisis exacerbated by climate change.
The deadly havoc wreaked by remnants of Hurricane Ida last month showed the weaknesses of the city’s ancient sewer system as climate change brings punishing rains. One project, beset by two decades of delays, underscores the city’s massive challenge.
City Hall would be required to create a citywide climate adaptation plan to evaluate threats that include sea-level rise and possible wildfire — as well as extreme heat, wind and rain. The measure would go beyond the post-Sandy focus on storm surge.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far doled out $10 million to New Yorkers impacted by the devastating remnants of Hurricane Ida earlier this month. But many undocumented immigrants are being left out of that pool.
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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With the de Blasio administration’s basement conversion pilot program stalled, tenants whose homes were just devastated by Hurricane Ida could be evicted just for seeking help.
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.
For the first time in nearly a year, much of the city was eerily quiet for reasons other than solely the pandemic.
Weather and in-person voting won’t matter since students can learn now remotely — and the city needs to squeeze in as many days of instruction as possible, officials say.
The wet and windy tropical storm, which downed trees and left many New Yorkers in the dark, underscored for some a lack of preparation on power lines and much more.
Flood risk disclosure laws in New York are particularly weak, advocates say. For $500, sellers can waive a property’s transparency record — and many do.
As Con Edison downplays the risk of a mass power outage, some New Yorkers are preparing for the possibility amid a pandemic, protests and uncertain times.