Department of Environmental Protection
Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.
CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.
“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.
A 12-inch water main dating back to the 1800s burst at the corner of West Broadway and Murray streets around 3 a.m. The main flooded the street and the Chambers Street subway station.
The NYPD says the driver first hit several parked cars before crashing into the barber shop.
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According Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, the county’s water is being polluted and harming farmers, hurting beaches and killing fish in the process.
NYC’s Public Advocate says the DEP and DOT need a more streamlined process when it comes to repairing street damage.
State officials said Monday that the NY/NJ Baykeeper can go ahead with plans to establish an oyster colony at a protected pier at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.
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.
The main broke just before noon at West 152 Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue. The water has been shut off, but a gas main break in the area has Con Edison urging residents to contact them if they sense a problem.
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.
The triple-digit scorcher that taxed the electrical grid and made life uncomfortable in the Tri-state area is finally expected to simmer down somewhat on Sunday.
Engineers are working around the clock to get the minimum of two out of the five engines up and running at the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant. Until then, raw sewage is bypassing the plant and going straight into the river.
Old 2x4s, tree branches, gas cans, soda cans and water bottles. It’s all being picked up by a detail of about a dozen prison inmates along the Liberty State Park shoreline over the next couple weeks.