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Upper West Side »

MAP: Celebrities' Homes, Luxe Condos and Landmarks Burn Illegal Heating Oil

There are more than 600 buildings still using No. 6 heating oil beyond the city's deadline. 

Upper East Side »

Upper East Side Air Quality Worse Than South Bronx, Stats Show

The UES has higher concentrations of many pollutants than neighborhoods known for bad air.

Upper West Side »

UWS Has Most Polluted Air in the City, Study Shows

The problem stems from the number of large buildings in the area burning pollution-emitting fuel.  

Greenpoint »

One-Third of Greenpoint's Vulnerable Population Report Asthma

The survey by the Brooklyn Hospital Center showed Greenpoint faces significant asthma problems.

Astoria »

Former Poletti Power Plant to be Torn Down in 2013

The now-defunct power plant, which the neighborhood fought for years, will be demolished next year.

Greenpoint »

Advocates Press City to Change Potentially Harmful Cleanup of Newtown Creek

The current cleanup has potentially dangerous health effects, advocates and scientists warn.

Woodside »

Dirty Trucks Turn 'Quiet' Woodside Street in Traffic-Jammed Highway

Residents have complained about noise pollution and smog caused by traffic on 65th Place in Queens.

Manhattan »

Manhattan Has the City's Worst Air Quality, Study Says

The city-wide Department of Health survey found Manhattan to have the worst air quality of all the boroughs.