A Grim First: New York City Reports Baby Born With a Zika-Related Defect

Health officials on Friday reported a baby born with microcephaly, a Zika-related condition marked by an abnormally small head and impaired brain development.


A ‘Heat Dome’ Is Coming. Domes Are Bad.

From Domesday to Thunderdome, domes have usually brought unwelcome news to someone. The sticky weather oozing across the country is no exception.


A ‘Heat Dome’ Is Approaching New York. At Least There Won’t Be ‘Corn Sweat.’

A large bubble of high pressure will have the city sweltering in time for the weekend. In the Midwest, the dome’s unbearable effects are being compounded by water being released … Continue Reading →


New York City debuts plans for upgraded subway cars with WiFi and USB chargers

 Governor Andrew Cuomo talked up some ambitious plans for the future of the New York City Subway during an address to a crowd at Brooklyn’s Transit Museum this week. At … Continue Reading →


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The NYC Subway’s Getting a Much-Needed Facelift

These are some attractive quick fixes for a transportation network stretched well beyond its capacity. The post The NYC Subway’s Getting a Much-Needed Facelift appeared first on WIRED.


Pigeons May Predict Lead Contamination, Study Finds

A study found a link between elevated lead levels in pigeons and those in children, suggesting that scientists may be able to use the birds to assess environmental contamination.


Smart Doesn’t Always Mean an Easy Home

Improvements in technology, including voice recognition, artificial intelligence and more affordable sensors, have made home automation easier to use.


Crime Scene: Drug Spot, Tow Lot, Entrance at Rikers: Pokémon Go’s Unlikely New York Stops

People playing the game in the five boroughs can hunt their quarry all over, including near the city’s jail complex, in a Manhattan car pound and at an overdose-scarred intersection … Continue Reading →


Twist in Zika Outbreak: New York Case Shows Women Can Spread It to Men

The new evidence widens the pool of those at risk from the virus, which had been thought to pass only from men to women or between two men during sex.


First Case of Female-to-Male Transmission of Zika Is Recorded

The new evidence widens the pool of those at risk from the virus, which had been thought to pass only from men to women or between two men during sex.


K2 Overdoses Surge in New York: At Least 130 Cases This Week Alone

The tally for Monday through Wednesday nearly matched the total for all of June, a rise in use of the synthetic drug that is alarming officials.


K2 Overdose Spike in New York: At Least 130 Cases This Week Alone

The tally for Monday through Wednesday nearly matched the total for all of June, a rise in use of the synthetic drug that is alarming officials.


New York’s LED Streetlights: A Crime Deterrent to Some, a Nuisance to Others

In more upscale parts of the city, residents say the new lights are too bright, but people in other neighborhoods say they make them feel safer.


With Prosecutors at Odds, U.S. Inquiry Into Eric Garner’s Death Drags On

Discord between officials in New York and Washington is one factor slowing the investigation into the death of Mr. Garner, who died after being put in a police chokehold.


Four Seasons, Lunch Spot for Manhattan’s Prime Movers, Moves On

The restaurant, which redefined American dining and gave birth to the power lunch, is leaving the space it has occupied since 1959.


In Week of Emotional Swings, Police Face a Dual Role: Villain and Victim

After the killing of five of their colleagues in Dallas amid protests over the latest fatal police shootings caught on video, officers in New York and elsewhere reflected on what … Continue Reading →


Agency Clears Mayor de Blasio and Nonprofit of Campaign Finance Violations

But the New York City Campaign Finance Board did criticize the now-defunct group, Campaign for One New York, which had used unlimited donations to advance the mayor’s political agenda.


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Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System

Con Ed wants to replace human inspections of its steam boilers with carbon fiber-armored drones. The post Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System appeared first on WIRED.