Only Two Electric-Cab Drivers On the Road in NYC
Five of the seven electric cars in the city's taxi and for-hire fleet are idle, but Luis Castro is still making battery-powered stops in the Bronx.
Brownsville Board Says Home Runs Threaten Motorists
The local community board wants a higher fence at the Brownsville Rec Center to prevent softballs from striking cars on Linden Boulevard. But the center has a long list of other needs.
Report Sees Long-List of Post-Sandy Needs
A report from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund makes neighborhood-specific and borough-wide recommendations—both for action needed now, and for planning that's necessary before the next storm.
New York Braces for Private Investment in Hospitals
In a state where all hospitals are either public or non-profit, Gov. Cuomo's bid to permit private investment in health facilities stirs cheer among fans and fears among opponents of the for-profit hospital model.
Initiative to 'End AIDS' Looks for Traction in Albany
Advocates will be listening closely to the governor's budget address to see if the administration responds to their push for a comprehensive effort to effectively end new infections.
New Crime Site Data Needs More Detail
A new tool lets New Yorkers see where the crime is, but supporters of the law that mandated the map want to know more.
For Sunset Park, Proposed BRT Routes Could Help Foster Jobs
After a campaign pledge by Mayor de Blasio, a report suggests eight new bus routes around the city that would help fulfill it.
EPA Wants Site on Brooklyn-Queens Border in Superfund
The Wolff-Alpert Chemical Company imported sand containing thorium from the Belgian Congo in the 1940s. Now the feds believe lingering radioactivity warrant making the former factory the third active New York City Superfund site.
Deadline Nears for Public Input on Rockaways Pipeline
Federal regulators will soon decide whether to permit a pipeline to run under the Rockaway Inlet, connecting the Brooklyn-Queens natural gas grid to a transcontinental pipe three miles offshore.
Bronxites Confused On Status of Childbirth Services
North Central Bronx hospital gave little notice when it closed its labor & delivery service in August. Now there are signs the service may return, but community members haven’t been given a due date.
Push on to Replace Stolen Statue in Changing Bed-Stuy
In 2000, a war memorial in Saratoga Park was stolen off its pedestal. Amid a complicated mix of changes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, there's an effort to restore it.
Bronx Green With Envy Over Park Officers
Concerns about unruly teenagers taking over Starlight Park reflect broader resentment about the borough's share of the Parks Enforcement Patrol force.
Brooklyn Hospitals Retool in Face of Cost Crisis
Quietly, three Brooklyn hospitals are revamping their operations to increase efficiency and reduce ER visits—hoping to avoid the fate that has befallen LICH and Interfaith.
Broken Park Path Points to Bigger Budget Problem
A walkway at Jerome Slope needs repair, but—under a system that park advocates hope to change—the Parks Department must find an elected official to fund the fix.
Rising Deaths from Hepatitis C Spur City Action
Deadlier than HIV, the disease can appear years after infection, and testing and treatment are complicated. The city's Action Plan draws praise, but advocates want more resources applied.
Homes, Firms and Psyches on Bk. Coast Show Sandy's Scars
In Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay, the storm's impact can still be seen in houses, apartments, storefronts and the people attempting to rebuild.
Red Hook Needs No Reminder of Sandy's Impact
At an event celebrating local businesses, there were signs of recovery and a reminders of fragility a year after the superstorm inundated the neighborhood, flooding stores and darkening public housing.
Many in Coney Island Still Feel Post-Storm Needs
The tourism attractions have come back strong, but some residents say they still have trouble getting basic needs met.
Report Will Present Sandy Lessons to Next Mayor
A year—almost to the minute—after a tropical storm named Sandy became a hurricane, Brooklyn officials and organizations launched an effort to take stock of where coastal recovery stands.
Exercise Push Amid Obesity Crisis in Bronx
With 65 percent of the borough's adults overweight, there are growing calls to increase physical education in schools and elsewhere.
EPA Approves Gowanus Cleanup Plan
The agency's decision—which backtracked on a proposal to store some contaminated material in Red Hook—clears the way for a $506 million cleanup to begin.
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