The delay along the MTA’s numbered lines comes in the midst of a heat wave that’s broiling the city In the midst of a brutal heat wave that has led Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a local state of emergency, six major New York City subway lines—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6—and the Times Square Shuttle were suspended for over an hour during the evening rush. According to the MTA, a “network communications issue” with the system’s Automatic Train Supervision system led to the outage, with service on those lines suspended in both directions beginning around 5:50 p.m., and restored around 7:15 p.m
Screen shot via Subway Creatures “That easily could have resulted in the loss of a life, and we need answers” New York State Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation into recent construct work at a Queens subway station one day after video of a subway tsunami nearly sweeping a commuter into a moving train went viral.
Nelson Molina’s “Treasures in the Trash” collection | Courtesy of DSNY. A sanitation worker collected thousands of items from the trash for 34 years and 300 of them are now part of an East Harlem exhibit During the 34 years that Nelson Molina worked for NYC’s Department of Sanitation, he learned to identify interesting items New Yorkers discarded—a 1958 Manhattan phone book, for example, or old typewriters—by shaking bags of trash.
Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods, all under $600,000 Welcome to Curbed Comparisons , a weekly column that explores what one can buy for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man’s studio another man’s townhouse
Shutterstock Where to take your kids to cool off in NYC In the dog days of summer , New Yorkers seeking ways to cool down have a good number of options— beaches , pools , and plenty of sites that have A/C (and don’t charge a fee to take advantage of it).
A rendering of the planned Hunts Point development. | Gilbane Development Company The $121.5 million residential phase of the project will wrap up in 2021 Plans to transform a long-abandoned Bronx detention center into an entirely affordable mixed-use development are moving forward
Shutterstock It is the first time the race has been canceled since it began in 2001 The organizers of the NYC Triathlon announced that they have decided to cancel the race, scheduled to happen on July 21, as the city deals with a heat emergency . Temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees this weekend.
Screen shot via Subway Creatures The horrifying video shows a commuter nearly knocked off a platform by torrential rain The terrible, horrible, no-good-very-bad weather that’s taking over New York City this week brought thunderstorms to the five boroughs yesterday.
The Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side. | Max Touhey The ruling could be a major hurdle for the 100-story tower Opponents of a supertall planned for Two Bridges took a step toward toppling the development with a precedent-setting court ruling that could knock out the tower’s base.
Esplanade embayment, from the ESCR preliminary design July 17 presentation. | Courtesy of the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) The City Planning Commission hearing will still happen on July 31 At a packed public hearing on Wednesday night, elected officials, neighbors, and advocates expressed their concerns about the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project, and a city official announced a two-week extension on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) comment period. Though Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer called for a two-month delay on the project’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) first deputy commissioner Jamie Torres Springer said at the hearing that only the DEIS comment period will be extended for two weeks