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Jackson Heights »

Future of Diversity Plaza to Be Revealed at Community Meeting

Preliminary DOT plans for Diversity Plaza will be unveiled on May 9.

Upper West Side »

Street Flooded After Water Main Break on Central Park West Near 96th Street

A water main broke around 7 p.m on Tuesday near 96th street and Central Park West, officials said. 

Lincoln Square »

Lincoln Center Water and Steam Systems Temporarily Shut Down After Leak

The water and steam systems were shut down in several Lincoln Center facilities this morning.

Westerleigh »

Residents Ask City to Stop Mt. Manresa Demolition After Asbestos Violations

Angry residents at a community board meeting spoke about their health fears.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills Precinct to Hold Town Hall Meeting On Summer Concerts

The precinct received 10 complaints about the noise throught the summer.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills Concert Organizers Consider 'Sound Blankets' to Muffle Noise

Producers have been testing the sound blankets based on noise complaints.

Lindenwood »

Malfunction at Sewer Plant Cause of Queens Flooding Last Month, DEP Says

The April 30 storm dumped five inches of rain, and a nearby sewer plant malfunctioned.

Richmond Town »

Students Count Eels In Richmond Creek for Third Year in a Row

The DEP and DEC joined students from a Great Kills school to count eels at Richmond Creek.

Woodrow »

City to Spend $48M to Limit Flooding in Staten Island

The DEP will expand the Bluebelt system in Woodrow, starting in the spring.

Rossville »

City Completes $24M Staten Island Sewer Upgrade

The upgrade connected 150 homes to the city's sewer system.

New Dorp Beach »

City Funds $100M Sewer Projects in Staten Island

The city announced a nearly $100 million project that will add miles of storm sewers to Staten Island.

Great Kills »

Trees Planted as Staten Island Landfill Begins Transformation into Park

The first trees were planted at Brookfield Landfill, which is expected to open as a park in 2017.

Bed-Stuy »

Plan to Clean Up Newtown Creek Starts in Bed-Stuy, Officials Say

A new green infrastructure plan was designed to divert runoff from the drainage system in Greenpoint.

New Dorp Beach »

Sewers Needed for Homes That Flood Every Time it Rains, SI Pol Says

Councilman James Oddo and Steven Matteo have called on the city to fund three storm sewers.

New York City »

Citywide Water Monitoring System Is Suspended After Agency Cuts Funding

The city had bankrolled an expansive monitoring network run by the U.S. Geological Survey.