FDNY Chief Blames Slower Emergency Response Times on More Cars
FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said during Friday's City Hall’s public safety briefing that congestion is the main reason ambulances and fire trucks are slow to respond.
Mayor Adams Claims He’ll Create a ‘Department of Sustainable Delivery’
For now, there'll only be a task force to study the creation of Adams's proposed Department of Sustainable Delivery, which would be a first-in-the-nation entity to regulate new modes of delivery.
Feds One Step Closer to Requiring Safety Standards for Lithium-ion Batteries
Safety standards are fine, but the responsibility for securing better power packs will still fall on the lowest-paid workers in our city.
One Year Later, Delivery Workers Are Still Waiting for Their Charging Hubs
More than a year — and a dozen-plus fatal fires — since the city announced charging stations for delivery workers, the hubs aren't ready,
Online Retailers Selling Illegal Batteries and Mopeds to City Buyers
Call it Amazon crime: The mammoth online retailer is selling illegal batteries and mopeds to city residents, despite such devices being forbidden from city streets.
Enforcement of Illegal Batteries — and, Apparently, Mopeds — Starts on Saturday
The city says it will send out inspectors this weekend to begin enforcement of a new law prohibiting the sale of uncertified lithium-ion power cells.
Council Passes Battery ‘Buy-Back’ Program and Other Bills to Curb Lithium-Ion Fires
Finally, there's a law to create a citywide "buy back" program that would allow delivery workers to exchange faulty or second-hand lithium-ion batteries for safe, certified ones.
After Deadly Fire, Mayor Waffles on E-Bike Battery Buy Back Bill
A day after a fatal blaze tore through a Chinatown e-bike shop, killing four, Mayor Adams did not "get stuff done."
Wednesday’s Headlines: What in Blazes Edition
The big story yesterday was the aftermath of the devastating, early morning fatal fire in Chinatown on Tuesday.