Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Still in the Dark: Why Hurricane Sandy Wasn’t a Surprise

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Hurricane debris near the damaged ConEd power plant on 14th Street and Avenue C. Photo by Laura Mishkin. This week power returned downtown, kids went back to school and the crane dangling 74 stories above West 57th Street was secured. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, however, New York City is far from fixed. More than 70,000 residents remained without power on Monday. The inundated Brooklyn-Battery and Queens-Midtown tunnels remained closed. Ruined homes [&hellip
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Bubble Trouble for Tennis Courts

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

A proposal to construct a bubble over the Central Park tennis courts, which would eliminate free use during the off-season, is drawing criticism from frequent court users. The bubble would be in place from November to April, allowing people to play comfortably throughout the colder months, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation. But [&hellip
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