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Superstorm Sandy Two-Year Anniversary: NYC Homeowners Finally Get Homes Fixed

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (C), with his wife Chirlane McCray (L) and owner of a Superstorm-Sandy-damaged home, Margurie Batts (R), at Batts's home in Coney Island, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. On Wednesday, the city announced a collaboration with local nonprofits and community organizations that would link homeowners to repair services. (William Alatriste/New York City Council)
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (C), with his wife Chirlane McCray (L) and owner of a Superstorm-Sandy-damaged home, Margurie Batts (R), at Batts's home in Coney Island, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. On Wednesday, the city announced a collaboration with local nonprofits and community organizations that would link homeowners to repair services. (William Alatriste/New York City Council)

NEW YORK—Margurie Batts heard a loud noise, and then the water came in. The storm surge from nearby Coney Island Creek and the Atlantic Ocean...




  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, , Oct. 24, 2014where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Mandatory Quarantine Aside, Cuomo Wants to Help West Africa Too

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s looking for ways to encourage medical workers to go to West Africa to fight Ebola. The Democrat... Read more

  • A Time Warner Cable truck in Brooklyn doing repairs on August 27, 2014 in New York City. Comcast is in the process of buying TWC is a $45 billion merger, which is undergoing review by state and federal agencies. (Spencer Platt/Getty Image)

    Free Wi-Fi in NYC? Public Advocate Calls for Free Internet in NYCHA, Homeless Shelters and City Parks

    NEW YORK—A group of city and state elected officials urged the state’s Public Service Commission, in a letter, to require that Comcast commit to universal... Read more

  • Patricia Ward was ID'd as the  woman killed in Long Island. Nassau County police investigate a homicide in Farmingdale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Police are investigating the link between a woman killed at the Farmingdale apartment building and a man struck by a LIRR train at the nearby train station. (AP Photo/Newsday, Howard Schnapp) NYC LOCALS OUT

    Patricia Ward ID’ed as Woman Who was Beheaded in Long Island

    Patricia Ward was identified as the woman who was beheaded and killed in Farmingdale, New York, according to reports on Wednesday. Her body was found... Read more

  • New York: Woman Beheaded in Long Island; Linked to Train Suicide

    A woman was reportedly beheaded in Long Island, New York, on Tuesday. Police are investigating the matter, and they say the incident is linked to... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, , Oct. 24, 2014where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Cuomo Tells AIDS Activists Ebola Is ‘Different Situation’

    NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Ebola is “a different situation” from the AIDS epidemic that started in the 1980s. A group of AIDS... Read more

  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

    Nurse Won’t Follow Voluntary Quarantine, Her Lawyer Says

    A nurse in Maine is refusing the voluntary quarantine for possible Ebola infection, her lawyer said Tuesday night.  Kaci Hickox is the nurse who was... Read more

  • Isolation cell in the Dane County Jail in Madison, Wis., Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    NYC Launching System-Wide Review of Jail Suicides

    NEW YORK—New York City is using a $400,000 federal grant to review suicides and acts of self-harm in city jails with an approach commonly applied... Read more

  • A crash test of a 2002 Honda CR-V, one of the models recalled for faulty air bags in October, 2014. New York City council members introduced a bill on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 that would prohibit the sale of used cars with recalled parts, unless dealers make the necessary repairs. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

    New York City Council Wants to Punish Crooked Used Car Dealers

    NEW YORK—The city council is considering two bills that lawmakers say will prevent used car dealers from exploiting consumers. One bill would require dealerships to... Read more

  • Alta Bike Share CEO Jay Walder explaining Citi Bike's plans for expansion at a press conference in Long Island City, Queens, New York, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (Stephanie Wang/Epoch Times)

    Citi Bike Will Double Number of Bikes After Sale to Private Investors

    NEW YORK—Citi Bike will install new stations in the outer boroughs and double the number of bikes by 2017.  Annual fees will be hiked to... Read more

  • The eastern section of the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, June 11, 2014. The city's correction department announced that its top official, William Clemmons, will retire this December, amid recent news reports revealing he failed to report accurate statistics on inmate violence at Rikers. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Top New York City Correction Official Retires Under Pressure

    Amid increased scrutiny over the correction department’s treatment of its jail inmates, the department announced on Tuesday that its top correction official, William Clemmons will... Read more

  • Officials announce causes of five Metro-North accidents in the past year, in Manhattan, New York, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (L–R) Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Christopher Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board; Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT). (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Five Metro-North Accidents in Last Year Show Need for Federal Oversight, Says NTSB

    NEW YORK—The series of Metro-North accidents that caused 6 deaths and 126 injuries could have been prevented if recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board... Read more

  • FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. Word of the quarantine set off a firestorm, but some other states have followed suit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    NY and NJ Quarantine Policy Could Affect Cuomo and Christie’s Popularity

    NEW YORK—Two ambitious governors — one Republican, one Democrat — known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity have set off a furor with... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio thanks FDNY workers at a press conference on 99th Street and 1st Avenue, on Oct. 28, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Updates on Ebola in New York

    NEW YORK—Things are quieting down from the media frenzy of last Thursday, when the city saw its first case of Ebola and New Yorkers feared... Read more

  • File-This Dec. 2, 2013, file photo shows a backhoe clearing soil next to a derailed Metro-North train car, foreground,  in the Bronx borough of New York. Federal regulators have reached their conclusions about what was behind the Metro-North derailment that killed four people in the Bronx. The National Transportation Safety Board says it will announce Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, the probable causes of the Dec. 1 derailment and four other Metro-North accidents. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Feds Say Engineer’s Sleep Apnea Caused Metro-North Derailment

    NEW YORK— A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of a commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing... Read more

  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

    Update on Nurse Released to Maine: It’s a Voluntary Quarantine

    FORT KENT, Maine—A nurse who was confined against her will at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is in... Read more

  • Citi Bike users pedal through the streets of Manhattan on March 21, 2014 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    New York State Gets $70 Million in Fed Funds for Bike, Pedestrian Paths

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Communities across New York state are getting some of the nearly $70 million in federal funds being awarded for dozens of bicycle and... Read more


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