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Con Ed’s head shows off storm preparations

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | It was raining on May 28 as Kevin Burke, Con Edison’s chairperson and C.E.O. stood in front of an array of high voltage electrical coils and transformers at Con Ed’s East 13th St. substation to explain what the company has been doing and plans to do to prepare for the […]

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison is investing $80 million into Manhattan south of Canal St. to fortify it against future storms. The money will go for new transformers encased in protective covering, making them impervious to salt water, and for new, remote-controlled switching gear. “We all know […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE WITH TEQUILA MINSKY The blocks around Greenwich and Desbrosses Sts. were barricaded by fire trucks and ambulances when a fire broke out Friday morning at a Tribeca garage and workshop. So far the only reported injury is to one firefighter, who was not hurt badly, according to a deputy chief on the […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Facing a room full of Greenwich Village residents who had lost their electricity during Superstorm Sandy, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, said it wasn’t the company’s fault. “The flooding was on a level that had not been predicted,” he said, “and was much worse than anything […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Facing a room full of Greenwich Village residents who had lost their electricity during Superstorm Sandy, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, said it wasn’t the company’s fault. “The flooding was on a level that had not been predicted,” he said, “and was much worse than anything […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Facing a room packed with Village residents, David Gmach, director of public relations for Con Edison, had the task of explaining to them why the power went off in most of Lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy and why it stayed off for days thereafter. During Hurricane Irene, there were around […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New York is a city where anything can happen, and it does. Last week, Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel director of the Museum of the City of New York and president of the South Street Seaport Museum, received a letter enclosing a check for half a million dollars to help […]

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FiDi PARKING ATTENDANT KILLED IN ACCIDENT A worker at a Financial District parking garage was killed on Mon., Nov. 26, after an apparent mistake caused a car to roll of an elevator lift and fall on him, police said. Victoriano Vizciano, 45, of the Bronx, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 7 a.m. […]

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BY JESSICA SCANLON | The cause of last week’s underground electrical fire that caused two manhole explosions still eludes authorities and residents, with some speculating that damage from Hurricane Sandy played a part. The incident took place at the intersection of Greenwich Street and Reade Street in Tribeca at around 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES & ELIZABETH H. BERGER  |  The last two weeks have proven again that the worst of Mother Nature cannot defeat Lower Manhattan. We did not face this alone. New Yorkers from all corners of the city experienced flooding, loss of power and, in some areas, devastating damage and tragic loss of […]

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