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Washington Heights »

770 WaHi Homes Regain Power After Outage Likely Caused by AC Use

The AC use likely strained wires and made them catch fire, Con Ed said.

Upper West Side »

Fraudster Steals Nearly $2K from Upper West Side Dry Cleaner in Phone Scam

A man pretending to be a Con Edison worker collected nearly $2,000 from Spotmaster Cleaners.

East Village »

Con Ed Found 150 Illegal Gas Hookups in 2014, And Some Say That's Low

With 1.2 million gas customers, experts say Con Ed's figures might be low.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Tenants Go Without Gas for 3 Weeks

Residents of Salyer House, a low-income building, said they should be reimbursed for extra expenses.

Midtown »

Woman Maimed in Steam Blast Will Get $12.2M in Damages, Jury Rules

Margo Kane almost lost her lower leg in a massive explosion in Midtown Manhattan in 2007.

Chelsea »

750 Customers Lose Power in Chelsea Outage, Con Ed Says

The outage affected buildings on West 30th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, Con Ed said.

Woodside »

Manhole Fire Shuts Down Part of 39th Avenue

The first fire was reported at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the FDNY.

Park Slope »

Nearly 600 Manhole Fires Hit City in Past Week, Con Ed Says

Salt laid out for last weekend's snow storm has corroded wires and sparked fires, officials said.

Park Slope »

Why Are There So Many Manhole Fires? Experts Blame Salt

Salt that's spread to melt snow corrodes underground wires, which then ignite, officials said.

Washington Heights »

Massive Sinkhole Opens on Washington Heights Street

A sanitation truck was stuck in the large hole on Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.

Astoria »

Hundreds Evacuated in Astoria After Underground Gas Fire, Officials Say

A natural gas fire caused the FDNY to evacuate 200 people on 36th Street in Queens Thursday afternoon.

Civic Center »

Dept. of Education Employees Fight for First Pay Raise in 6 Years

Administrative assistants for Community Education Councils haven't had a raise since 2008.

Washington Heights »

No Smoking Sign Will Help Homeless Problem at WaHi Park, Politician Says

Juan Pablo Duarte Square has seen a growing number of homeless men congregating in the public plaza.

Jackson Heights »

ConEd Cordons Off Building After Stray Voltage Detected

The voltage was found on 74th Street near 37th Avenue.

Corona »

Businesses Left Without Power After Corona Manhole Explosions

The cause was damage to underground wires, Con Ed said.