Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image — us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act — and soon.
This summer’s scorcher may seem unprecedented, but it’s been worse…In 1896, New York City experienced a heat wave that pushed the heat index above 120 degrees for nearly 10 days, killing at least 1,500 people.
More than 820 gay couples are expected to jump the broom this weekend. MetroFocus reached out to those who stand to gain real material benefits: gay and lesbian comedians.
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
Untreated Sewage from an uptown treatment plant was being dumped straight into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire, prompting warnings to kayakers and beach-goers. DNAinfo reports.
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the “armpit of America” in jest — a reference to the state’s legacy of industry and pollution — the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.
WNYC’s Brian Lehrer hosted a weekly series, “The New Littles,” to highlight the city’s diverse and evolving neighborhoods. The show solicited artistic representations of ethnic enclaves including “Little Thailand” and “Little Mexico.”