In the wake of Sandy, thousands of Red Cross volunteers deployed to hard-hit areas. At the same time the group is responding to other disasters that occur on a daily basis.
A Manhattan Veterans Affairs facility is closed indefinitely, after suffering significant storm damage during Hurricane Sandy more than two weeks ago.
The New York Attorney General's office has subpoenaed the Long Island Power Authority and Con Edison, sources familiar with the investigation told WNYC.
Long Island Power Authority is getting a failing grade by a legislative oversight committee for its performance in the aftermath of Sandy.
Paramedics and members of the National Guard will be making house calls this weekend. It's part of a city program to make sure those hard hit by Sandy are getting medical help if they need it.
When the power first went out last Monday in parts of my neighborhood, Floral Park, my parents and I hoped it’d be back on in a matter of hours. But the wait turned into days, and cold nights. So I had to spend much of the day at my aunt’s, working, before coming home to a cold house in the evening.
Long Islanders are finding ways to do more than less, as a whopping 646,512 customers remain without power island-wide. It’s been tough, but they’re finding ways to cope, as the latest estimates from the Long Island Power Authority are likely to leave them in the dark for seven to ten days.
More than 930,000 customers on Long Island are without power following the massive storm, as officials assess the damage caused by flooding, downed trees and power lines.
The community board in Morningside Heights compromised Thursday to approve a measure that would rename a part of 121st Street after comedian George Carlin.
Costumed superheroes and villains, comic book lovers, sci-fi fans and video game avatars will descend on the Javits Center this weekend for New York Comic Con. Industry-watchers will be keeping a close eye out to see what trends will emerge from the second largest comic convention in the country.
The City Council has unanimously approved a mixed-used redevelopment project in the Seward Park area of the Lower East Side.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in the United Kingdom, lending his support to Prime Minister David Cameron. He praised Cameron for what he called “government reform and accountability,” during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference.
Health officials have identified about 75 medical clinics across the country to help track down patients who got a steroids shot linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
The Vulcan Society, the group that brought a discrimination suit against the FDNY, is now turning its attention to back pay.
Veterans groups and mental health care providers are watching closely, as a new presidential order designed to increase services for military men and women takes shape.
More students will have access to all the books in the city's public library systems this year, with plans to expand the program citywide by 2015.
Some elected officials plan to use the coming weeks before the November elections to draw attention to problems at the voting booth.
World leaders will take the stage at the United Nations this week and next, for the 67th session of the General Assembly. The session began Tuesday afternoon, but world leaders aren’t expected to flood in until next week to begin discussing several pressing issues
The city of Camden, N.J, is imposing a curfew on businesses including restaurants and retailers, starting on Monday.