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NY1 for You: Harlem River Houses Resident Says Deteriorating Conditions in Her Apartment Are Getting Worse

Shukara Ausmore says deteriorating conditions in her family's apartment at the Harlem River Houses are not getting better. She says they're getting worse. Back in May, we told you about the extensive leaks in Ausmore's unit, which caused the walls to crack, even creating holes ...
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NY1 For You: Family Awaits Refund from Bronx Home Improvement Company

"We gave $17,000 and we have nothing to show for it,” said Marguerite Sobieszczanski. Except an empty kitchen. That's after Marguerite Sobieszczanski ordered cabinets, counter tops and an island from Tarallo Distributors in the Bronx. The homeowner paid a deposit which was half of the ...
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NY1 For You: Bronx Homeowner Fined for Piece of Litter on Street in Front of His Curb

It's a tiny piece of trash, but it cost homeowner Richard Garey $300. "We do our best to maintain the sidewalks and our properties, but as far as the street, it's never really been a focus," Garey says. That was until Garey received a violation ...
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NY1 For You: Work Underway as Historic East Village Restaurant Aims to Reopen

There is good news for B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and Saint Mark's Place, which has been closed for business ever since the East Village gas explosion at the end of March. "One hundred percent," said owner Fawzy Abdelwahad. "I feel relief. ...
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NY1 For You: B&H Restaurant On Brink of Going Out of Business After Explosion in East Village

Beloved B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and Saint Mark's Place has been closed for business ever since the East Village gas explosion at the end of March. "I'm a third victim of the explosion," says Fawzy Abdelwahad, the owner of B&H Dairy. ...
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NY1 For You: Sidewalk in Rosedale Damaged by Uprooting Tree Finally Fixed

Finally, a rough situation is smoothed over in Rosedale after years of waiting. "They came and they did a beautiful job," says June Baylor, a Rosedale resident. "They couldn't take the tree down, but I got a new sidewalk." Back in 2013, residents contacted NY1 ...
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NY1 For You: Queens Residents Hope Repairs to Sidewalk Damaged by Uprooted Tree Get Completed

It's a work in progress that's been years in the making. "I don't know what they're going to do now," said resident June Baylor. Back in 2013, residents in Rosedale contacted us with concerns about a huge tree that's uprooting and breaking up the sidewalk. ...
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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 ...