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NY1 For You: NYCHA Tenants Whose Apartment's Walls are Disintegrating Gets Approved for Transfer

One NYCHA tenant's walls are decrepit and disintegrating. "The walls started puddling in. Water started coming through the ceiling," says Shukara Ausmore. A couple of weeks ago we told you about the extensive leaks in Shukara Ausmore's apartment which caused the walls to crack, even ...
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NY1 For You: Long-Awaited Taxi Relief Stand Installed After Joint Community Effort

A new taxi relief stand on Avenue A between East 2nd and Houston Streets is a welcomed addition for cab drivers. “It's a step in the right direction for taxi drivers,” says attorney Ali Najmi. “Taxi drivers do about 40 pickups a day. They need ...
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NY1 For You: Sinkhole Along East River Espalande a Massive Worry for Harlem Residents

There's a hole along the walkway along the East River Esplanade that runners, cyclists and pedestrians who use it can't miss. "It's huge. It's huge," said Clark Pena of El Barrio Unite. So huge, it blocks a portion of the esplanade at 119th Street. Those ...
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NY1 For You: Brooklyn NYCHA Residents Get Long-Awaited Mailboxes

A desperately needed brand new set of mailboxes for residents at the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn who have been without boxes and mail delivery since January. “It’s a beautiful mailbox, it’s a beautiful mailbox,” tenant says Vermell McIver. “Now we don’t have to go to ...
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NY1 For You: Harlem Family Lives with Walls Crumbling Down Around Them

For close to two decades, Shukara Ausmore and her family have lived with walls crumbling down around them. "The walls started puddling in," Ausmore says. "Water started coming through the ceilings." Ausmore says the extensive leaks have caused paint peeling, cracking the walls throughout her ...
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NY1 For You: Broken Mailboxes Continue to Plague Residents at Marcy Houses

“Five months ok and they haven't done anything,” said tenant Vermell Mclver. Nothing but clean the boarded up mailboxes of residents at The Marcy Houses in Brooklyn. That's the only visible action, NYCHA has taken since last month when tenants contacted us about their mailboxes ...
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NY1 For You: Woman Avoids Craigslist Property Scam by Trusting Her Gut

“It was a studio apartment for $2,000,” Maureen Gillespie says. The apartment was fully furnished, a steal in Midtown Manhattan. Gillespie found the rental on Craigslist and contacted the man offering it who claimed to be a realtor. “We made an appointment to go see ...
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NY1 For You: Con Edison Customer Questions Pricing Practice After Spike in Bill

A sudden spike in his electricity bill left Con Edison customer Bruno Logreco confused. “It was $440. Our average bill at this time of year is probably about $150, so it's probably two and a half, three times the value of our usual bill,” Logreco ...
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NY1 For You: Company Resolves Clerical Error for Queens Commercial Property Owner

Navieta Ramasami says she was trying for months to get an issue resolved before she reached out to NY1 For You. Earlier in the week, NY1 For You told viewers how the commercial property owner received a $1,000 violation from the city for failure to ...
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NY1 For You: Queens Commercial Property Owner Asks for Help After Trying to Clear Clerical Error for Nearly a Year

Navieta Ramasami said she was "really shocked and really upset" after receiving a $1,000 violation from the city for a mistake that wasn't hers. The commercial property owner hired the company CitySpec to inspect and submit a report for her boiler in 2012, only to ...
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NY1 For You: Flatbush Pedestrians Tell City to Clean Hazardous, Snow-Covered Sidewalk

“It's just built up, layer on layer of ice,” said Brooklyite Dynishal Gross. “It's always like this, slippery, icy,” said Darold Haskins. “I’ve slipped on it twice,” said Aidan Farhi. It’s a serious safety hazard according to pedestrians and commuters who say cleaning the sidewalk ...
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Long-Circulating Utility Scam Still Taking In Unsuspecting Victims

Small business owner Juscelino Hong didn't know what to think when he recently received a call supposedly from Con Edison, threatening to shut off electricity to his diner unless he made an immediate payment. "Your electricity bill is overdue, and because it's a Saturday and ...