Con Edison spokesman Sidney Alvarez says several crews are responding to the affected buildings on 30th Street between 8th and 9th avenues.
According to fire department officials, carbon monoxide levels started to rise and the buildings were evacuated as a precaution.
Con Ed said the money would be used for enhanced security, improved reliability and better customer service through an enhanced website.
Bronx residents call a sinkhole downright dangerous, but say their complaints have fallen on deaf ears.
Scores of people who pay rent complain they have no heat and the blame is falling on their landlord.
Underground Con Edison cables caught fire in Astoria, Queens Thursday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of three homes.
The incident began at around 8:15 a.m. at 1270 Broadway near 33rd Street.
Police are trying to track down a man and a woman who they said posed as Con Ed workers to get into a 78-year-old Queens man’s home and steal $70,000.
A state probe into the deadly East Harlem building explosion last March has revealed flaws in the training of Con Edison workers who handle underground natural gas pipes, according to a published report.
Con Edison has launched a program aimed at deterring copper wire thefts and protecting its equipment.
Officials said an underground cable caught fire, triggering manhole explosions and fires on some overhead power lines around 6 a.m. at 95th Avenue near 96th Street in Ozone Park.
At around 9:45 a.m., Con Ed said it experienced a “system voltage dip,” similar to a brownout.
Residents living near a pair of East Harlem buildings claim that they smelled gas in the area the night before a deadly explosion.
Experts have advice on how to deal with the smell of gas and the threat of a leak, whether you live in an apartment building or a private home.
The utilities have not increased the costs. Rather, natural gas is a commodity and in this frigid winter, the wholesale price of natural gas has hit record levels.