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Public Housing Residents Have Tough Questions About Mayor's Housing Authority Overhaul — Residents of public housing are asking some tough questions about Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to overhaul the city's housing authority. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. Cleaning crews were busy polishing up the Johnson Houses in East Harlem Tuesday morning, sprucing it up for the mayor's visit to announce his plan to overhaul the city's public housing authority.

Queens Woman Killed in Amtrak Derailment Laid to Rest — Among the victims of last week's Amtrak derailment who was laid to rest Monday was Queens native Laura Finamore. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. They came to say goodbye to the woman who was always there for them. On this day, they were there for Laura Finamore.

Amtrak Derailment Victim was Beloved Educator at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College — One of the victims of the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, Derrick Griffith, was a beloved educator in New York. NY'1 Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. "We're going to have a hole over campus for a very long time," said student Jillian Gbidi.

Some NYers Say Mayor's Plans to Reduce City Waste Output Long Overdue — New Yorkers have plenty to say about the mayor's goal to restructure how the city plans to become more sustainable in the future, especially his ideas on how to eliminate most of the city's waste output in 15 years. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report.

Lost Revenue a Concern for Many Impacted by East Village Blast — It's been three weeks since the deadly explosion in the East Village, and some local businesses still reeling from the event now have some resources to help them get back on their feet. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report.

Week After East Village Explosion, Nearby Businesses Feel Economic Impact — One week after the deadly building explosion and collapse in the East Village, area businesses are feeling the economic impact. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. The Mocha Cafe on Second Avenue finally reopened Thursday morning, one week after an explosion devastated the East Village.

Icy Storm Heads Toward City — The snowfall has mostly given way to rain, but New Yorkers should still be careful as the messy conditions outside are expected to refreeze as temperatures stay frigid through the evening commute. All public schools around the city are open, along with after school programs. However, all field trips are cancelled.

Comptroller: City Spent Average of $1.8M to Clean Up Every Inch of Snow That Fell Over Last 11 Years — City Comptroller Scott Stringer is out with a report on how much it actually costs the city to clear the streets of snow. He says the old rule of thumb -- that it costs a million dollars for every inch of snow that falls - is not accurate.

Snowstorm Leaves Lasting Chill on City's Economy — For many New Yorkers, Tuesday's snow day came at a cost. Some businesses and workers lost income that they might never recover. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed this report. Union Square returned to its overcrowded self Wednesday as New Yorkers went back to work after a rare snow day off .

Painted Curbs Proposed For No Parking Zones — The city Department of Transportation says it's reviewing legislation that would require it to paint curbs different colors to indicate whether or not a parking spot is legal. Under a proposal by City Councilman Vincent Gentile of Brooklyn, curbs would be painted either yellow or red to highlight no parking zones, just like the space around fire hydrants.
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