Officials are trying to address concerns from local residents about the quality of their drinking water more than a month after top officials were indicted on charges they hid elevated levels of a contaminant.
New York City has a special police force that operates only outside the five boroughs. The officers are tasked with protecting the city’s drinking water at upstate reservoirs.
Rep. Michael Grimm has stepped in on behalf of his constituents on Jefferson Avenue, asking the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to investigate.
The city’s Department Of Environmental Protection will begin work to replace water meters in apartment buildings and skyscrapers, including the Chrysler Building. The DEP said the upgrade will be a money-maker.
The 20-foot-deep by 20-foot-wide hole, which occurred around 6 p.m., is located between 4th and 5th avenues in the Bay Ridge.
Fire officials have received several complaints about a chemical smell in the area but so far an evacuation order has not been issued.
“Am I paying a mortgage here? Because that’s what it sounds like me: I’m paying a mortgage. $1,400 to pay for water, come on,” said Sahodra Samaroo.
It was a conflict at the New York City-owned Cross River Reservoir in northern Westchester County. A man on a bike apparently ignored the sign on a barrier and rode across the top of the dam.
Jack McNeill has contacted an alphabet soup of agencies, trying to repair the pipe, which right now is putting raw sewage in plain sight.
The street is called Tone Lane. It features attached townhouses of many immigrants. But anonymous mailings are frightening the people here, calling one neighbor, for example, a “deadbeat, child molester and degenerate.”
People are stopping and taking pictures of a massive sinkhole that opened in the middle of 82nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, and frustrated residents are asking what city officials intend to do to prevent future collapses.
Every night for the entire month of August the Gospel Tabernacle Church hosts a spiritual revival. Some neighbors say they’re not bothered by the message. They are bothered by the volume of the message.
Environmental officials say the black bear that wandered into a campsite in a northwestern New Jersey state forest this week has been captured and euthanized.
Business owners are facing another day of cleanup. Many of their basements are flooded with several feet of water, and restaurant owners are being forced to replace food which they had to throw away.
Water began gushing out of the 12-inch main from 1941 just after 5 a.m., flooding streets in the Sunset Park section.
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