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Yorkville »

De Blasio Appoints Former Police Chief Joseph Esposito to Head OEM

Esposito, who served in the NYPD for 40 years, is now taking over the disaster preparedness agency.

West Village »

Water Main Break Forces West Village Street Closures

Crews were on the scene after a water main broke in the West Village, officials said.

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.

Upper West Side »

Volunteer Emergency Response Team to Play Lead Role in City Shelter

The UWS CERT will be on the frontlines in the next major crisis at a Manhattan's special needs shelter.

Gravesend »

Disaster Prep for the Disabled Still Lacking After Sandy, Advocates Say

A lawsuit claims New York City still doesn't have good disaster plans for the disabled.

Upper East Side »

Sweltering Forecast Marks the Dog Days of Summer

The National Weather Service's heat advisory lasted through Sunday night.

West Harlem »

Gas Line Repairs Could Bring 'Spice Odor' to West Harlem

Repair work to a gas pipeline at West 134th Street near the Hudson River may cause a pungent scent.

Hudson Heights »

Cause of Hudson Heights Wall Collapse Still Unclear

Officials are unsure what caused the wall to fall Saturday, forcing the evacuation of 35 apartments.

Midland Beach »

Councilmembers Set to Introduce Bills For Better Storm Planning After Sandy

The City Council will introduce 10 bills aimed at fixing problems the city faced after Hurricane Sandy.

Midtown »

Port Authority Bus Terminal Reopens After Suspicious Package Scare

The Port Authority Bus Terminal closed Thursday night while officials investigated a package.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Lincoln Tunnel Reopens After Truck Accident on New Jersey Side

The westbound lanes of the Lincoln Tunnel have reopened after a garbage truck overturned, officials said.

Lenox Hill »

Worker Rescued from Roosevelt Island Tram Tower

The man became trapped in machinery in a tower on the Roosevelt Island Tram.

Chelsea »

Chelsea Building Evacuated Following Partial Collapse Christmas Night

No injuries were reported after the facade of 655 Sixth Ave. crumbled, authorities said.

Canarsie »

City Should Have Required Evacuations Ahead of Sandy, Canarsie Locals Say

Devastated residents say the city should have assigned the area as the more vulnerable Zone A.

New York City »

5 Tips to Prepare for Nor'easter

Tips to prepare your family and home for the nor'easter, which is expected to hit the city Wednesday.

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