Bill de Blasio
The new law requires landlords to register, inspect and regularly clean cooling towers.
Mayoral spokeswoman Karen Hinton said it’s a quality-of-life problem and city agencies are working on approaches to tackle it.
A suspected gang member who shot a firefighter and then barricaded himself inside a home on Staten Island is dead after a six-hour standoff, police said Friday.
More than 150 people packed a town hall meeting in the Bronx as city officials and doctors tried to put them at ease over the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
New York City lawmakers will start debating a bill requiring all cooling towers to be registered and routinely tested after the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.
The contract still needs to be ratified by the union’s 8,000 members.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to reveal his plan to deal with the homeless and mentally ill on Thursday, and the night before, two neighborhoods that strongly supported the mayor said help cannot come soon enough.
And when asked whether de Blasio deserves a second term, more voters said no than yes — 47 to 41 percent.
The mayor presented the updated figures at a news conference at Lincoln Hospital. In addition to those sickened in the outbreak, officials said seven people have died.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was among those speaking out Monday against the rash of shootings that took place over the weekend.
Since July 10, the city has identified 46 cases of Legionnaires’ disease, all in the South Bronx, with two deaths, the mayor said.
Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. Symptoms appear between 2-10 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.
Temperatures soared into the 90s again Wednesday, putting incredible demand on the power grid and leaving some sweating in dark rooms.
Power outages have become a major concern this week, as Tuesday marks the first in a series of hot days.
Puerto Rico’s governor said last month that the island’s $72 billion public debt is unpayable given the current level of economic growth.