Con Ed

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Work Failed Inspection Hour Before NYC Blast

19 injured, 1 missing after building collapse

(Newser) - An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty. The blast yesterday in the East Village caused the building's collapse and largely destroyed another structure. It... More »

NY Man Wages War Against Con Ed, Wants It Banned

Robert Prignoli sues power company for $500M in wake of Sandy

(Newser) - Robert Prignoli's Staten Island home was not damaged during Superstorm Sandy; its basement didn't flood; and there were no downed power lines in his neighborhood, thanks to the fact that they're underground. Yet he was still without power for 17 days, while nearly everyone else on his... More »

Lights Out Across Manhattan

Con Ed cuts power for safety reasons

(Newser) - Large swaths of Manhattan and Brooklyn went dark tonight because of Sandy, reports DNA Info . Con Ed deliberately shut down power stations to prevent damage from flooding, including one that services the area of the New York Stock Exchange. The AP says more than 250,000 in Manhattan alone lost... More »

Purr-fect Kitty Survives Subway

Feisty feline survived 25 days in tunnel

(Newser) - A scared black kitten lost in the New York City Subway system more than three weeks ago has been found safe and well. Georgia escaped from a carrying case 25 days ago and scampered into a subway station to survive passing trains, the electrified third rail and some of Manhattan's... More »

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