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Salt of the Earth

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The city plans to relocate a 16-ton pile of snow-removal salt from the banks of the Harlem River to an enclosed spot closer to housing. That’s rankled some East Harlem residents, who cite health concerns and are upset trees will be uprooted to accommodate the pile, Angela M. Hill reports.

Storm of Trouble for Tenants

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Many New Yorkers were busy plugging leaks during April’s record-breaking rain storm, but for Lydia Vega and her family, the downpour only made a bad situation worse.

“It was like it was raining in the apartment,” said Denise Rivera, 21, who lives with her mother in the problem-plagued Hunts Point I complex on Coster Street in the Bronx.

Leaks are nothing new for Vega, who pointed to three spots where rainwater routinely pours from her ceiling. For months, the sharp odor of mold from a four-foot-wide leak above her kitchen stove has permeated her apartment, overpowering the smell of dinner cooking. (more…)

Willets Point of No Return

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

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Pump Down the Volume

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

In the city that never sleeps, 311 gets about 1,000 noise complaints a night, ranging from barking dogs to music-blaring bars.

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Traffic Plan Drives Debate

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Artist's Odd Icon Goes Condo

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Brownfield of Dreams

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Athlete's an Off-Court Hero

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Bitten by Bedbug Love

Thursday, June 21st, 2007