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April 29, 2019

This story was originally published on April 24, 2019 in THE CITY by Rachel Holliday Smith

Residents of Battery Park City and city public housing complexes have different problems.

Along the Hudson in Lower Manhattan, illegal parking and boat noise are frequent gripes. In NYCHA buildings, complaints about vermin, mold, the lack of heat — or worse – abound.

But the New Yorkers are united by a common challenge: If they want to report those issues to 311, t...

September 23, 2018

Concerned about what to do in an emergency on Roosevelt Island? According to Chief Charles Lamberta of the FDNY’s 45th battalion, located in Long Island City, Queens, the answer is almost always to shelter-in-place – just stay home. “We focus on getting resources to the Island, not evacuating the Island,” he said.

Lamberta was one of seven panelists who spoke Thursday evening at an emergency preparedness forum held at Good Shepherd Community Center. Th...

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