A crane operator and a contractor didn’t inspect equipment, failed to take proper precautions and ran the rig unsafely before it collapsed while building a New York City apartment tower and injured seven construction workers, officials said Wednesday.
“All of the great that happened, the foundation that Mayor Giuliani built during his term and that Mike Bloomberg has built on top of that, they’re quite fragile,” he told WCBS 880 morning anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll.
Subway service resumed Friday for parts of the New York City Subway system knocked out by superstorm Sandy.
A federal report released Thursday found a helicopter that crashed into the East River off New York City on a sightseeing tour last year, killing three passengers, was carrying too much weight.
The South Street Seaport Museum reopened to visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, and was set to launch two new exhibits on Friday.
Monday’s commute for Long Island Rail Road passengers will finally be back to normal, more than a month after superstorm Sandy forced service to be limited.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.
For those trying to cross the East River, there is good news.
The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 1 million passengers have ridden ferries across the East River since the service started just over one year ago.
A fire erupted at a crowded South Street Seaport on Saturday. Incredibly, no one was hurt. But now investigators have to figure out how it started.
The Macy’s fireworks have been held over the Hudson River since 2009, at which time it was just to celebrate Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan. Several elected officials are calling for the display’s return to the East River.
It was two-for-two for members of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit, as the ESU saved two desperate New Yorkers in separate incidents in the same hour.
After two years and $17 million in repairs and improvements, the 103rd Street footbridge to Wards Island in the East River reopened on Friday, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.
Dozens of residents rallied against the proposed trash terminal on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read, “Don’t treat New Yorkers like trash!” and chanting, “Dump the dump!”