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East Village »

Tenant Raising Money for Air Quality Testing in Buildings Affected by Blast

Lindsey Bornstein wants an independent firm to conduct air and dust toxicity tests in the two buildings.

Midtown »

Cooling Centers Should Offer Refuge on Bad Air Days, New Legislation Says

The new law would require the DOH to open cooling centers when air quailty reaches dangerous levels.

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.  

Chelsea »

NYC Air Is Cleanest it's Been in Half-Century, Bloomberg Says

The mayor said his PlaNYC program has gotten thousands of buildings to burn cleaner heating oil.

New York City »

Plan to Burn Sandy Debris at Floyd Bennett Field Worries Environmentalists

A plan to burn Sandy debris has some environmental groups up in arms.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

2nd Ave. Subway Construction Needs More Air Monitoring, Pol Says

City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin is calling for the DEP to monitor air around the 2nd Ave. subway site.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

2nd Ave. Subway Contractor Inspects Workers' Masks After Violation

A contractor checked construction workers' masks after OSHA found someone exposed to silica at the site.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Residents Not Buying City Claims of Odorless Dump at E. 91st Street

Nearly 300 residents voiced concerns to city officials Monday about the E. 91st Street trash station.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Second Avenue Subway Blasting to Move From 72nd to 86th Street

As blasting and drilling winds down at 72nd Street, the Second Ave. subway gears up for 86th Street.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

MTA Tunnel Project Blamed for 'Second Avenue Subway Cough'

MTA air quality study says the Second Avenue subway construction is safe, but residents say they're ill.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

MTA's Second Avenue Subway Air-Quality Study Dismisses Health Concerns

An MTA air-quality study dismissed concerns that the 2nd Avenue subway is making residents sick.  

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

MTA Resumes Second Avenue Subway Blasting

The MTA resumed blasting for the Second Ave. subway Monday after a brief hiatus to find ways to cut dust.

Manhattan »

Air Quality Alert Issued as City Swelters

New Yorkers told to avoid strenuous outdoor activity during week's heat wave.

Manhattan »

Air Quality Alert Issued for New York Wednesday

Manhattan is under a smog alert until 11 p.m. Wednesday