NYC Lawmakers Vow To Ban ‘Poor Doors’ In Luxury Buildings

n-POOR-DOOR-large570New York City officials are vowing to reverse a law allowing luxury developers to install two separate entrances in new residential towers — one for residents paying at market rate and another for low-income residents who qualify for affordable housing.

Such buildings include affordable housing units so that developers can receive tax credits. Continue reading “NYC Lawmakers Vow To Ban ‘Poor Doors’ In Luxury Buildings”

NYPL DROPS RENOVATION PLANS

New York’s Most Famous Library Will No Longer Be Gutted From The Inside.

The New York Public Library has officially withdrawn from plans to renovate its flagship building on Fifth Avenue.

The New York Times reports the decision follows a wave of public opposition against the project and a recent study indicating the renovation would cost more than the original $300 million price tag.

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An undated rendering of the renovation plan. (AP Photo/New York Public Library from dbox / Foster + Partners) Continue reading “NYPL DROPS RENOVATION PLANS”

Metro-North Service Restored After Two Hours

General Views Of Metro North Railroad And Grand Central TerminalNEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Metro-North Railroad has restored service after a computer system power problem forced it to temporarily stop trains on three of its five lines. Residual delays are expected.

A spokeswoman for the nation’s second-busiest railroad says its Hudson, Harlem and New Haven line trains were brought to a halt Thursday night for safety purposes while electricians worked to hook up temporary power to the computer system. Continue reading “Metro-North Service Restored After Two Hours”

12 YEARS LATER

New York Commemorates The 12th Anniversary Of The September 11 Terror AttacksNEW YORK — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago.

For the families, the memories of that day are still vivid, the pain still acute. Some who read the names of a beloved big brother or a cherished daughter could hardly speak through their tears. Continue reading “12 YEARS LATER”

New York City Flooding: By 2050s, 800K NYers Could Be Living In Flood Zone

Superstorm Vulnerable GridNEW YORK — Officials say new projections show 800,000 New York City residents could be living in flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city’s land by the 2050s as rising seas and other effects of global warming take hold.

The number of 90-degree days in the city could double or even triple to echo what Birmingham, Ala., now has. And 8 percent of New York City’s coastline could flood just from high tides. Continue reading “New York City Flooding: By 2050s, 800K NYers Could Be Living In Flood Zone”

MAKING HISTORY

Al SharptonNEW YORK — Many of the tens of thousands of New Yorkers stopped, questioned and sometimes frisked by police in the past decade were wrongly targeted because of their race, lawyers for four men who claim they were illegally stopped said Monday. Continue reading “MAKING HISTORY”

FBI Raids Warehouses Selling Fake Brake Pads To NYC Taxis

Judge Attempts To Block City's Incentives For Turning Cab Fleets GreenThree warehouses suspected of selling counterfeit auto parts to New York City cab drivers were raided by FBI agents on Tuesday.

More than 50 FBI officials participated in the raid. One warehouse was located in Queens, the other two in Paterson, New Jersey.

Three people were also arrested in their homes for allegedly taking part in the knock-off ring, in which falsely labeled car parts were made to look like top-quality brands, The New York Post reports. Continue reading “FBI Raids Warehouses Selling Fake Brake Pads To NYC Taxis”

The Brightest Christmas House In NYC: MyBlockNYC Visits Kevin Lynch’s Festive Queens Home

For the last 17 years, Kevin Lynch has decorated his New York City home with Christmas lights.

A classic game of one-upmanship with a neighbor escalated Lynch’s yearly ritual into a yearly obsession, and now, well, Lynch might just have the brightest Christmas home in the City.

MyBlockNYC visited Lynch’s Bayside, Queens home and made the charming video you see above. Continue reading “The Brightest Christmas House In NYC: MyBlockNYC Visits Kevin Lynch’s Festive Queens Home”