The numbers are in – New Yorkers are dishing out double for what most of the country pays for electricity, and if Con Edison gets its way, the rates could jump even higher.
Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke said he was returning the $314,000 bonus he was awarded.
Competitors memorized arbitrary pieces of information about the order of playing cards, names and faces, poems, and lists of random numbers and words, according to event officials.
A 1010 WINS listener from New Jersey came to the rescue of a Brighton Beach couple who could not pay their electric bill.
17 families contend the utility should have cut the power ahead of Sandy’s surge. They say ocean water coming in contact with energized wires sparked the wind-fueled fireball that ravaged the neighborhood.
New figures Tuesday said 95,000 homes on Long Island were destroyed or damaged by Superstorm Sandy – but from Long Island to Manhattan, many home and business owners have found that their insurance companies will not cover their damage.
A dangerous blast of steam stopped traffic Tuesday on the Upper East Side.
About 20,000 customers remain powerless in New York City and Westchester County. That’s down from a peak of over 1 million affected by the storms.
The nor’easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain and snow and plunged households that waited for days without power because of Sandy back into darkness in temperatures near freezing.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed the state’s utility companies Monday for what he called their poor performance in restoring power and their failure to communicate with consumers.
A total of about 1.5 million power customers in the Tri-State area remained without power Sunday night, as relief and recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy continued.
As communities continue to recover in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Con Edison is distributing dry ice at seven locations in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Westchester County to those who remain without power.
Con Edison planned to have power to restored to all of Lower Manhattan by Saturday morning.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is demanding utilities devote their full resources to restoring power in New York City, Westchester and Long Island to the huge quantities of residents who have been in the dark for days.
Con Edison and Orange & Rockland Utilities said they will distribute both dry and wet ice at various locations to customers without power due to superstorm Sandy.