A New York City Clean-Air Program Pays Citizens to Report Idling Trucks

A New York City clean-air program allows citizens to report idling commercial vehicles in exchange for a cut of the fines. Some drivers respond with fists.

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Why New York Is Unearthing a Brook It Buried a Century Ago

A plan to “daylight” Tibbetts Brook in the Bronx would be one of the city’s most ambitious green infrastructure improvements.

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Facing Severe Droughts, Developers Seek to Reuse the Water They Have

Water recycling in office buildings is seen as a promising sustainability effort, as well as a smart hedge against rising costs and future shortages.

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Kathryn Garcia Doesn’t Want to Be Anyone’s No. 2

Ms. Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner, was regarded as New York City’s problem solver. Now she faces her own challenge: persuading voters to elect a newcomer to politics.

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Raw Sewage Flooded Their Homes. They’re Still Waiting for Help.

New York City accepted responsibility for a collapsed pipe that flooded 127 homes in Queens in 2019, but it has been slow to pay homeowners.

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Hidden Beneath the Streets of New York, a Way to Track Covid

The city’s sewers, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.

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What New York City’s Sewers Reveal About the Virus

The city’s underground pungent waterways, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.

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