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Upper East Side »

Leaking Hydrant Muddies UES Street and Floods Garage, Officials Say

The flood was caused by a faulty valve on the fire hydrant, officials said.

East Elmhurst »

City Launching $47M Clean-Up To End Rotten Egg Smell Near LaGuardia

Nearly 17 acres of stinky sludge beneath Flushing Bay will be dredged to remove odor.

Upper West Side »

MAP: Dozens of NYC Buildings Illegally Burning Dirty Oil Past Deadline

Buildings burning the dirtiest heating oil, No. 6, are now doing so illegally, the city says.

Gowanus »

Gowanus Cleanup Could Close Pool and Playground For 9 Years, Officials Say

Double D Pool and Thomas Greene Park will likely be affected by the SuperFund cleanup, officials said.

East Harlem »

Feds Blame Both City and Con Ed In East Harlem's Deadly Gas Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board said both agencies played a role in the March 2014 explosion.

Bay Ridge »

PHOTOS: Meet The Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched Atop Our Bridges This Year

Spoiler Alert: They are puffy, spiky, spooked and adorable.

Bed-Stuy »

Sinkhole Opens on Bed-Stuy Street, FDNY Says

The 3-by-3 foot sinkhole opened on Chauncey Street.

Gowanus »

City Building 90 'Curbside Gardens' to Help Clean Gowanus Canal

The Department of Environmental Protection will build 90 'bioswales' to keep rainwater out of the canal.

SoHo »

City Unveils Updated Design for Father Fagan Park in SoHo

City agencies agreed on a compromise that will allow a stalled $1.5 million renovation to move forward. 

SoHo »

Stalled $1.5M Upgrade of Park in SoHo Is Back on Track, Officials Say

Work will finally begin on Father Fagan Park, nearly four years after the City Council allocated funds.

Gowanus »

Wildflower Meadow and Vegetable Farm Coming to Brooklyn Rooftops

The city's Department of Environmental Protection is funding several green roof projects.

Fort Wadsworth »

Controversial Mt. Manresa Demolition Restarts After City Ordered it Halted

The city had ordered work to stop after asbestos reports were found to be false.

Greenwich Village »

Water Main Break Floods Greenwich Village Streets

Water streamed through the streets after the rupture near Bleecker and Sullivan streets, officials said.

St. George »

Mt. Manresa Inspectors Arrested for Lying About Asbestos, DA Says

Paul and Gaspare Santoro were arrested for falsifying reports.