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Homelessness in the subways and across the transit system has gotten so pervasive that the food court in Grand Central Station reports that sales are down. Read More.
New Yorkers were shocked by recent videos showing residents taunting NYPD officers and dumping water on their heads. Read More.
Following repeated interruptions in electrical service, public officials have blasted Con Edison for its failings. Read More.
The New York City Housing Authority was assigned a federal monitor after it was revealed that the agency had covered up about lead poisoning suffered by children living in its projects. Read More.
As New Yorkers were heading home to prepare for a blisteringly hot weekend, the subway system became paralyzed by a communications mishap. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio took the unusual step of ordering all high-rise office buildings to set their thermostats to 78 degrees. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has been on the road lately, pursuing his dream of becoming president. Read More.
New York City’s transportation infrastructure grows more dysfunctional by the day, and solving the crisis seems as remote as ever. Read More.
Midtown Manhattan was cast into darkness for five hours Saturday night as the power grid experienced a failure that knocked out electrical transmissions to tens of thousands of customers. Read More.
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