Tenants in an East Village building that exploded may have been told not to tell Consolidated Edison inspectors they had gas service.
Consolidated Edison has agreed to freeze its base electricity rates for two years and gas and steam rates for three years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said it was “simply incompatible with common sense and experience to hold that defendants were required to design and construct a building that would survive the events of September 11, 2001.”
For the first time since it lost power nearly two weeks ago, the line will run at full capacity Monday.
The Metro-North Railroad on Sunday announced that some slight service improvements are on the horizon for New Haven Line for the start of the work week Monday.
Con Edison has urged customers who recently got their power back in Lower Manhattan to conserve energy while crews work to reinforce underground systems.
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.
The effort to restore power to those impacted by megastorm Sandy will apparently take longer than initially hoped.
Talks between Consolidated Edison and its largest union ended Monday night with no agreement three weeks after negotiations began.
Union spokesman John Melia said that negotiations between the power company and Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America lasted just over 10 days. The contract expired at midnight on Saturday.
Con Edison, which has been leasing the western half of the 51 Park Place building to the developer, is demanding $1.7 million from the developer after a new appraisal boosted rent to $47,000 a month from $2,700.
“We are seeing some very serious consequences of the storm, including flooding and downed trees and power outages,” Bloomberg said Sunday.
Con Edison says they don’t expect to cut power before the storm hits, but flooding could bring a shutdown to areas including the southern tip of Manhattan and parts of the West Village.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said that a “little-known surcharge” has taken $342 million from the city via Con Ed bills for renewable energy projects, but less than $8 million in jobs has been returned to the city.
Finding a parking spot in New York City is as good as gold, especially in a Brooklyn neighborhood where the situation is already bad — and could get even worse.