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Upper West Side »

Sinkhole Diverts Traffic on Amsterdam Avenue

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 70th Street.

Bed-Stuy »

Nostrand Avenue Construction in Bed-Stuy to be Completed by June, City Says

The $17.5 million construction project has been underway for more than two years.

Williamsburg »

DEP Offers $6 Million in Green Project Grants

The NYC DEP is encouraging groups to apply for $6 million in new funding for green projects.

Williamsburg »

DEP Struggles to Find Source of Water Leak on Williamsburg Street

The water covered Jackson and Leonard Streets about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.

Greenpoint »

DEP Dumps Valentine's Tours of Sewage Treatment Plant After Snowstorm

This was set to be the third year of the tours at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Washington Heights »

Sewer Repair Work Knocks Out Parking on W. 183rd Street for Rest of Month

Parking is banned near Audubon Avenue through February while DEP officials do emergency repairs.

Gowanus »

700-Pound Wolf Sculpture Taken From Gowanus Sidewalk, Artist Says

The concrete wolf sculpture signed "Wolf Tits" disappeared just three weeks after it was installed.

Greenwich Village »

Fifth Avenue Reopens After Water Main Break

Fifth Avenue from 12th Street to 14th Street reopened Saturday morning after the water main was repaired.

East Harlem »

Water Main Break Temporarily Blocks FDR Drive Ramps, Officials Say

A ruptured water main temporarily blocked exits from FDR Drive early Monday morning, officials said.

Midtown East »

Brown Water Stops Businesses From Serving Coffee and Making Bagels

Discolored water disrupted businesses on several Turtle Bay blocks on Friday.

Ocean Breeze »

Sandy-Damaged Ocean Breeze Residents Demand Storm Sewers

Ocean Breeze residents want storm sewers in their neighborhood like the rest of Staten Island.

Long Island City »

City Kids Go Straight to the Source on Catskills Watershed Tours

NYC-based HarborLAB is launching a program in September to take kids paddling on a Catskills reservoir.

Inwood »

City Promises to Fix Recurring Inwood Pothole

The city has promised to finally fix a Vermilyea Avenue sinkhole that has been popping up for years.

Gowanus »

Locals Rally to Save Swimming Pool Threatened by Canal Cleanup

The EPA proposal for cleaning up the Gowanus Canal could close the "Double D" pool, locals worry.