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Staten Island Advance
Community board meetings next weekSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- The following Community Board meetings have been schedu
Community board meetings next week
Staten Island Advance / Posted 5 hours ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- The following Community Board meetings have been scheduled for the coming week:  COMMUNITY BOARD 1 The Youth Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Brighton Heights Reformed Church, 320 St. Mark's Pl.,... Read more
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DNA Info
East New York Tenants Protest Living Conditions in Lawsuit Against LandlordTammy Kainessie, who lives on the third floor of 650 New Jersey Ave., says a ho
East New York Tenants Protest Living Conditions in Lawsuit Against Landlord
DNA Info / Posted yesterday
Tammy Kainessie, who lives on the third floor of 650 New Jersey Ave., says a hole in her ceiling leaks brown water and has yet to be fixed. The resident added that her landlord is trying to raise the rent without making repairs. View Full... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Second City performances canceled for Thursday after fire destroys officesSecond City CEO Andrew Alexander was in Los Angeles on Wednesday when he heard
Second City performances canceled for Thursday after fire destroys offices
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Second City CEO Andrew Alexander was in Los Angeles on Wednesday when he heard the news that a fire had started on the performance venue's block in Old Town. He rushed back to Chicago on Wednesday night and surveyed the damage Thursday morning. His... Read more
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Queens Chronicle
Woodhaven Blvd. bus crash leaves eight hurtSeveral people were injured around 2:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon when a Resorts
Woodhaven Blvd. bus crash leaves eight hurt
Queens Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Several people were injured around 2:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon when a Resorts World bus traveling on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park slammed into a building after swerving to avoid another vehicle. Officials from both the NYPD and FDNY said six... Read more
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DNA Info
Majority of City's Construction Deaths Were at Non-Union Sites: OfficialsA man was hurt in a fall at 577 Ninth Ave. August 25, officials said. View Full
Majority of City's Construction Deaths Were at Non-Union Sites: Officials
DNA Info / Posted yesterday
A man was hurt in a fall at 577 Ninth Ave. August 25, officials said. View Full Caption MIDTOWN — Six of the eight construction-related deaths in the city this year happened at non-union sites, according to the Building Trades union, which warned... Read more
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DNA Info
New Law Would Rid City of Derelict Scaffolding ShedsBarbara Heard and Laurent Delly say this shed has been up for 13 years and they
New Law Would Rid City of Derelict Scaffolding Sheds
DNA Info / Posted yesterday
Barbara Heard and Laurent Delly say this shed has been up for 13 years and they would like the city to force the building owner to remove it. View Full Caption HARLEM — For nearly 13 years, Barbara Heard has been staring at a blue scaffolding shed... Read more
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DNA Info
Illegal Hotel Operator Leaves Tenants Without Gas for 6 Months, They SayAnd they suspect it's a tactic employed by Highpoint Associates to force them t
Illegal Hotel Operator Leaves Tenants Without Gas for 6 Months, They Say
DNA Info / Posted 2 days ago
And they suspect it's a tactic employed by Highpoint Associates to force them to abandon their rent-stabilized homes. The lack of gas followed a fire on Feb. 4 at 412 W. 46th St., which the FDNY concluded was sparked accidentally by electrical wires... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
Ridgewood to get 17-story mixed-use building on St. Nicholas Avenue The 17-story mixed-use building planned for 350 St. Nicholas Ave. in Ridgewoo
Ridgewood to get 17-story mixed-use building on St. Nicholas Avenue
Times Newsweekly / Posted 2 days ago
The 17-story mixed-use building planned for 350 St. Nicholas Ave. in Ridgewood. Rendering courtesy of AB Capstone Plans for a large scale 17-story mixed-use building in the heart... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
Local NewsWith Labor Rights Week quickly approaching, City Comptroller Scott Stringer sco
Local News
Times Newsweekly / Posted 2 days ago
With Labor Rights Week quickly approaching, City Comptroller Scott Stringer scored a victory for city workers when he found $3.7 million as part of unclaimed prevailing wage settlements with several companies that worked on city-funded projects.... Read more
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indieWIRE
New York's IFC Center Plans to Expand Location, More Than Doubling Screens and SeatsExclusive: The AMC Networks-owned art house cinema has filed an alteration ap
New York's IFC Center Plans to Expand Location, More Than Doubling Screens and Seats
indieWIRE / Posted 2 days ago
Exclusive: The AMC Networks-owned art house cinema has filed an alteration application to expand the theater at its current location. Rendering of proposed IFC... Read more
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DNA Info
Construction Set to Start on 8-Story Apartment Building on E. 100th StreetEAST HARLEM — The construction of 16 residential units on East 100th Street is
Construction Set to Start on 8-Story Apartment Building on E. 100th Street
DNA Info / Posted 3 days ago
EAST HARLEM — The construction of 16 residential units on East 100th Street is looming and will likely begin before the end of this year, according to reports from buzzbuzzhome.com. HDMI Holdings LLC of New Jersey is partnering with Manhattan's... Read more
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3 Families Displaced After Bus Crashes into their BuildingQUEENS — Three families and several businesses were displaced after a private c
3 Families Displaced After Bus Crashes into their Building
DNA Info / Posted 3 days ago
QUEENS — Three families and several businesses were displaced after a private casino shuttle bus slammed into a Rego Park building Monday leaving a gaping hole in the 3-story structure, officials said. The Department of Buildings built a fence... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Urban Umbrella: Winner on iceAndr�s Cort�s' Urban Umbrella may yet go up in Toronto before it's seen in New
Urban Umbrella: Winner on ice
Crain's New York Business / Posted 4 days ago
Andr�s Cort�s' Urban Umbrella may yet go up in Toronto before it's seen in New York. In January 2010, city officials unveiled a gleaming white alternative to the little-loved blue scaffolding that landlords erect to shield pedestrians from falling... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Stock market volatility | NYC inks supplies deal | Map-making boomStock markets swung wildly yesterday amid worries about global growth. The Stan
Stock market volatility | NYC inks supplies deal | Map-making boom
Crain's New York Business / Posted 4 days ago
Stock markets swung wildly yesterday amid worries about global growth. The Standard and Poor’s 500 Index was down 3.9% and on pace for its worst August decline in 14 years. The Nasdaq 100 Index dropped 9.8% before nearly making up all that ground,... Read more
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Queens Chronicle
Eight hurt as bus slams into Rego Park apartment buildingUPDATES: This article was updated to clarify witness accounts of the crash, ad
Eight hurt as bus slams into Rego Park apartment building
Queens Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
UPDATES: This article was updated to clarify witness accounts of the crash, add to the number of victims and add other elements. Several people were injured Monday afternoon when a Resorts World bus traveling on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park... Read more
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Queens Chronicle
At least eight hurt as bus slams into Rego Park apartment buildingUPDATES: This article was updated to clarify witness accounts of the crash, ad
At least eight hurt as bus slams into Rego Park apartment building
Queens Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
UPDATES: This article was updated to clarify witness accounts of the crash, add to the number of victims and add other elements. Several people were injured Monday afternoon when a Resorts World bus traveling on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park... Read more
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DNA Info
Tour Bus Slams Into Woodhaven Blvd. Home, Officials SayQUEENS — A private tour bus slammed into a two-story home in Rego Park Monday a
Tour Bus Slams Into Woodhaven Blvd. Home, Officials Say
DNA Info / Posted 4 days ago
QUEENS — A private tour bus slammed into a two-story home in Rego Park Monday afternoon, officials said. The Department of Buildings was called to investigate the structural stability of the building, according to the agency's website. It was not... Read more
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NBC New York
Bus Crashes Into NYC Building, Driver Critically HurtA Resorts World Casino bus crashed into a three-story building while trying to
Bus Crashes Into NYC Building, Driver Critically Hurt
NBC New York / Posted 4 days ago
A Resorts World Casino bus crashed into a three-story building while trying to avoid a vehicle making a sharp turn in Queens Monday afternoon, and officials say the bus driver was critically injured. Chopper 4 showed an extensive emergency presence... Read more
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DNA Info
MAP: New 18-Story Hotel Planned For Downtown JamaicaPride Ventures recently filed an application with the Department of Buildings t
MAP: New 18-Story Hotel Planned For Downtown Jamaica
DNA Info / Posted 5 days ago
Pride Ventures recently filed an application with the Department of Buildings to construct a 283-room hotel at 149-03 Archer Ave., between 149th and 150th streets, as first reported by The Real Deal. The 18-story lodging would be located only three... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
City to begin second year of mayor's universal pre-K programSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- More than 4,100 Staten Island families are getting ready
City to begin second year of mayor's universal pre-K program
Staten Island Advance / Posted 5 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- More than 4,100 Staten Island families are getting ready to send their 4-year-olds to pre-K in a few weeks, as the city begins the second year of Mayor Bill de Blasio's free "Pre-K for All" program. Classes begin Sept.... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Fighting pollution by focusing on parking lotsParking lots with islands of trees and shrubs are common, but most are not like
Fighting pollution by focusing on parking lots
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 7 days ago
Parking lots with islands of trees and shrubs are common, but most are not like this one next to a state office building in Montpelier. It is an experiment. "The state was going to be working on this parking lot as part of a repaving project and... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Mayor: Gas explosion at New York school caused by lit matchNEW YORK (AP) - Fire investigators have concluded that an explosion that blew a
Mayor: Gas explosion at New York school caused by lit match
New Jersey Herald / Posted 7 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - Fire investigators have concluded that an explosion that blew a gaping hole in the side of a New York City high school days before classes were to begin was touched off when a worker tested a gas line by lighting a match. Mayor Bill... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Uncertainty lingers after gas explosion at Bronx high schoolNEW YORK — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explosion
Uncertainty lingers after gas explosion at Bronx high school
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school would alter plans for the 4,000 students who go there. Three construction workers are recovering from serious burns suffered in the Thursday night... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Gas Explosion At a New York City High SchoolConstruction workers are in shock following a gas explosion at a New York City
Gas Explosion At a New York City High School
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 8 days ago
Construction workers are in shock following a gas explosion at a New York City high school. Three had serious burns after the blast at John F. Kennedy high school Thursday night. Nearly 140 firefighters responded to the scene in the... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Three hurt in blast at New York City high school(USA TODAY) - An explosion Thursday night on the campus of a high school in the
Three hurt in blast at New York City high school
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 8 days ago
(USA TODAY) - An explosion Thursday night on the campus of a high school in the Bronx in New York City injured three construction workers and damaged three floors of the building, the New York City Police Department and Mayor Bill de Blasio... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explo
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
Bennington Banner / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school would alter plans for the 4,000 students who go there. Three construction workers are recovering from serious burns suffered in the Thursday... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) - New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explo
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school would alter plans for the 4,000 students who go there. Three construction workers are recovering from serious burns suffered in the Thursday... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explo
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
The Evening Sun / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school would alter plans for the 4,000 students who go there. Three construction workers are recovering from serious burns suffered in the Thursday... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) - City officials were trying to figure out if a gas explosion tha
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
New Jersey Herald / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - City officials were trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school and injured three construction workers would alter plans for the 4,000 students who go there. The Thursday night explosion caused heavy damage to... Read more
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York Daily Record
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explo
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
York Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school would alter plans for the 4,000 students who go there. Three construction workers are recovering from serious burns suffered in the Thursday... Read more
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Local 12 Cincinnati
Gas explosion rocks NYC high schoolUpdated: Fri, Aug 21 2015, 06:34 AM NEW YORK (CBS) -- A gas explosion during c
Gas explosion rocks NYC high school
Local 12 Cincinnati / Posted 8 days ago
Updated: Fri, Aug 21 2015, 06:34 AM NEW YORK (CBS) -- A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building. CBS New York reported... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Gas explosion at high school in the Bronx injures three peopleA gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday nig
Gas explosion at high school in the Bronx injures three people
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building. Fire officials said it happened at the John F. Kennedy High School in the... Read more
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WDIO Duluth
Gas Explosion at New York City High School Injures 3 PeopleUpdated: 08/21/2015 5:45 AM Created: 08/21/2015 5:35 AM WDIO.com NEW YORK (AP
Gas Explosion at New York City High School Injures 3 People
WDIO Duluth / Posted 8 days ago
Updated: 08/21/2015 5:45 AM Created: 08/21/2015 5:35 AM WDIO.com NEW YORK (AP) - A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school has seriously injured three workers. Fire officials say it happened Thursday night at the John F.... Read more
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Salon.com
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explo
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school would alter plans for the 4,000 students who go there. Three construction workers are recovering from serious burns suffered in the Thursday... Read more
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Daily Mail
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleGas explosion at NYC high school seriously injures three construction workers
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Gas explosion at NYC high school seriously injures three construction workers Blast seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building Fire officials said it happened at the John F. Kennedy High School in the... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high sch
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building. Fire officials said it happened at the John F. Kennedy High... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high sch
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building. Fire officials said it happened at the John F. Kennedy High... Read more
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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK » A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school T
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK » A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building. Fire officials said it happened at the John F. Kennedy High... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high sch
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building. Fire officials said it happened at the John F. Kennedy High... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 peopleNEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high sch
Gas explosion at New York City high school injures 3 people
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school Thursday night seriously injured three workers and caused heavy damage to several floors of the building. Fire officials said it happened at the John F. Kennedy High... Read more
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ABC News
Gas Explosion at New York City High School Injures 3 PeopleA gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school has seriousl
Gas Explosion at New York City High School Injures 3 People
ABC News / Posted 8 days ago
A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school has seriously injured three workers. Fire officials say it happened Thursday night at the John F. Kennedy High School in the Marble Hill section of the Bronx. Nearly 140 firefighters... Read more
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DNA Info
Block Association Fights to Save Church on 122nd Slated for DemolitionDiane Eamtrakul, who has lived across the church since 2002, would like to see
Block Association Fights to Save Church on 122nd Slated for Demolition
DNA Info / Posted 8 days ago
Diane Eamtrakul, who has lived across the church since 2002, would like to see the new owners of the building preserve the church's historic facade, she said. View Full Caption The Second Friendship Baptist Church sold the century-old former horse... Read more
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Queens Chronicle
Astoria’s Acropolis gas almost restoredAfter what frustrated residents have described to be an exasperating situation,
Astoria’s Acropolis gas almost restored
Queens Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
After what frustrated residents have described to be an exasperating situation, some progress seems to be taking place at the Acropolis Gardens cooperative apartments in Astoria. Five of the eight buildings that had been without cooking gas or hot... Read more
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DNA Info
How Much Will Your Home Renovation Cost? (Hint: More Than You Think)The before and after photos of one of Pepper Binkley's bathrooms, which she ren
How Much Will Your Home Renovation Cost? (Hint: More Than You Think)
DNA Info / Posted 10 days ago
The before and after photos of one of Pepper Binkley's bathrooms, which she renovated using a contractor she found through Sweeten.com, whose blog documented the renovation of both of Binkley's bathrooms. View Full Caption MANHATTAN — After living... Read more
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DNA Info
Five-Story Residential Building to Replace Two Empty Lots in Crown HeightsThis vacant lot on Park Place between Grand and Classon avenues will be replace
Five-Story Residential Building to Replace Two Empty Lots in Crown Heights
DNA Info / Posted 10 days ago
This vacant lot on Park Place between Grand and Classon avenues will be replaced by a new residential building, according to plans filed with the city. View Full Caption CROWN HEIGHTS — Two empty lots in the neighborhood are set to be replaced by a... Read more
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DNA Info
4 Buildings at Astoria Co-op Still Without Gas and Hot Water Since AprilEight of the sixteen buildings at the Acropolis Gardens had their gas shut off
4 Buildings at Astoria Co-op Still Without Gas and Hot Water Since April
DNA Info / Posted 15 days ago
Eight of the sixteen buildings at the Acropolis Gardens had their gas shut off at the end of April. View Full Caption DITMARS — Several buildings at a co-op complex in Astoria are still without cooking gas and hot water, more than three months after... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City Council passes cooling-tower law amid Legionnaires' outbreakMayor Bill de Blasio holds a map showing the locations of cooling towers in the
City Council passes cooling-tower law amid Legionnaires' outbreak
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a map showing the locations of cooling towers in the Bronx. The City Council on Thursday unanimously passed legislation that requires the towers to be registered with the Department of Buildings, and that owners of... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Goldman Sachs deal | Car-sharing curbside parking | Gender-neutral restroomsGoldman Sachs Group Inc. said Thursday it will purchase $8 billion in online de
Goldman Sachs deal | Car-sharing curbside parking | Gender-neutral restrooms
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Thursday it will purchase $8 billion in online deposits and $8 billion of brokered certificates of deposit from GE Capital Bank. The firm didn’t disclose terms of the deal, which regulators must approve. The deal gives... Read more
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DNA Info
De Blasio Says South Bronx Legionnaires' Outbreak is 'Contained'The worst Legionnaire's disease outbreak in the city's history which has now ki
De Blasio Says South Bronx Legionnaires' Outbreak is 'Contained'
DNA Info / Posted 15 days ago
The worst Legionnaire's disease outbreak in the city's history which has now killed 12 people and sickened 121 in the South Bronx has been "contained," Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's health commissioner said Thursday. View Full Caption MOTT... Read more
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