Office of Emergency Management
Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.
Mayoral spokeswoman Marti Adams said Joseph Bruno will be stepping down on June 27.
New York City is leading the drive to be ready in case of another housing emergency like the one that followed Superstorm Sandy.
Investigations into the East Harlem explosion have been launched by the Fire Department of New York, Con Edison, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.
The New York area is in line for another round of winter weather that could make for a messy morning commute.
The snow plows are out and hitting the roads once again. Snow covered streets and an icy landscape have become the norm this winter and more snow is poised to top off the piles that are already there.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.
Police, firefighters and other first responders were called on reports of a possible explosion at an apartment building on Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay.
The blaring alarm, sent at 3:51 a.m., left many wondering if the message was accidentally sent out too early, or whether it was needed at all.
It’s another week of hot weather across the Tri-State Area as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s through the weekend. A heat advisory is in effect for New York City until midnight Tuesday.
The outside world felt like a trip to the steam room Friday – and the trend was expected to continue through the weekend with temperatures forecast in the 90s each and every day.
The water nightmare is continuing on Saturday for hundreds of thousands of people near the Jersey Shore, as three broken water mains in Monmouth County knocked out service on Friday night.
Meanwhile, the woman and child crushed when the gate collapsed onto the Park Slope sidewalk Thursday are out of the hospital.
Sparks flew as workers took apart and then removed the crippled steel gate. Emergency crews converged on the scene at 225 5th Avenue — outside the 5th Avenue Cat Clinic — shortly after the incident occurred around 4:15 p.m.
The city’s Office of Emergency Management has a new edition of its Ready New York hurricane guide that includes tips on how to prepare for any emergency as well as how to secure your home before a storm hits and how to develop a hurricane disaster plan.