The weather was cold, damp and raw in the Rockaways on Saturday morning, as more than a hundred residents gathered on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 112th Street, anxious to start marching.
But there was a hitch. "113th Street, 114th Street, 115th Street, 116th Street, the police ... More >>
Nearly two and a half months after Sandy devastated New York City, there are still residents in affected areas without reliable heat and electricity. And while governmental reports on just what went wrong and how to plan for the future are beginning to trickle out, New Yorkers are starting to get re ... More >>
Long Island Power Authority CEO Michael Hervey will resign from his post as head of the utilities giant at the end of the year, which is music to the ears to just about everyone.Hervey's been with LIPA for about 12 years. Under heavy criticism from Long Island residents and politicians for his awful ... More >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued to chastise New York Utilities companies yesterday for their lack of preparedness and sloppy communication in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"I'm not wed to any of the utilities," Cuomo said yesterday during a Sandy update news conference. "Let's get a gr ... More >>
According to the Long Island Power Authority, 99 percent of its customers will have power restored by tonight. However, thousands of Long Islanders who have damage to their electric systems will have to wait until equipment is fixed before the lights are turned back on, which could take months.LIPA ... More >>
It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>
Remember last week when Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped utility CEOs -- including the top-dog at ConEd -- a new one for their lack of preparedness for Hurricane Sandy? And how this week thousands of people in New York City are currently without power -- because of ConEd's alleged lack of preparedness?W ... More >>
For the Long Island Power Authority, if the rains, wind, and flooding of Hurricane Sandy didn't get you, the public relations shitstorm it left in its wake will. And it has, as outraged customers -- and even elected officials -- are fuming about how long it's taken the utility company to restore pow ... More >>
It's difficult to communicate the destruction wreaked on the Rockaways by last week's storm, except to say that it is almost certainly far worse than you have imagined.
The storm surge of Hurricane Sandy washed clear over the Rockaway spit, running six feet deep and more in places, pushing the beac ... More >>
Nearly 600,000 New Yorkers still are without power after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Big Apple earlier this week, and Governor Andrew Cuomo appears to be a little pissed off.The governor sent a letter to the CEOs and presidents of seven utility companies telling them -- in no uncertain term ... More >>
Rajiv Pandey, a 33-year-old Long Island man, is accused of making a bomb threat Friday to the Long Island Power Authority because he was upset at losing his power during Hurricane Irene. The Daily News reports Pandey "called the newsroom at News 12 Long Island, warning he would place a bomb i ... More >>
"Skippy the Raccoon"Sometimes an Adorable Animals in Trouble post just writes itself. Such it is for this darling story, in which a hungry raccoon in Long Island put his head in a jar of delicious peanut butter, and then could not get it out. (This happened to a relative of ours once.) A natu ... More >>