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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.

Snowfall Makes for Slick NYC Commute — The latest round of snow made for some slippery conditions on city roads and sidewalks Tuesday as New Yorkers brace for yet another major arctic blast later this week. Some parts of the city saw up to four inches of snow by late morning.

East River Ferry Service Resumes with Delays — East River Ferry service has been restored with delays after it was suspended altogether Tuesday due to ice buildup. The service will still bypass South Williamsburg in both directions. Frigid temperatures paired with the river's constantly changing tide has made it tough for the ferry's operator, New York Waterway, to stick to its regular schedule.

Stabbing Inside Bronx Deli Caught on Camera — Police are looking for seven people who they say stabbed and assaulted three men at a Bronx deli over the weekend. Investigators say it all began around 4:30 a.m. Sunday when five men and two women walked into the J.A.M.W. Deli and Grocery on Castle Hill Avenue in Parkchester and proceeded to get into an argument with three men inside.

City Councilman Pushes for Return of Hostels — A city councilman is looking to make it easier to open European-style hostels in the city. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. Adam Mahoney and his friend are visiting the city from Canada. Since they can't afford a hotel room, they decided to stay at a hostel in Chelsea.
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