Good morning and happy Wednesday. We’ve got a few days of New York summer weather before August disappears. Expect temperatures to hover just under 90 degrees and the streets to be smelly!
ConEdison could be in hot water, after it was revealed that the utility giant regularly pumps millions of gallons of wastewater heated far above the natural temperature of the river and contaminated with chemicals like selenium, lead, chromium, copper and chloroform into the Hudson River at Pier 98. Hudson River Park Trust (whose duty is to protect the environment) dismissed the issue, saying that the community had been informed 11 years ago. Read more…
Jerry Nadler defeated Carolyn Maloney in the 12th District Democratic primary. We report from the Congressman’s victory party. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
KPMG moves from Midtown to Hudson Yards, cutting office space by 40%. (Commercial Observer)
An appeal for a river-to-river network of bike paths in Manhattan. (Streetsblog)
W57th Street now has the world’s skinniest skyscraper. (Eyewitness News)
Have the controversial homeless encampment sweeps made a difference in New York? (amNY)
Being a New York City plumber looks like a plum job with this overtime! (Center Square)
Great to see rescue pup Chiyo hanging out above W42nd Street. “Very proud of the corner of the windowsill that I chewed on,” she said on Instagram.
Happy birthday to Tallulah Speed.