Amid the chaos of Friday’s deadly crane collapse in lower Manhattan, Ann Margaret Kansfield an FDNY chaplain rushed to the aid of a shivering bride standing in her white gown in the snow and married Nesh Pillay and her groom Aaron Vanderhoff. Video New York Daily News
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• CleaNYC, the City’s new holistic plan to keep communities clean, will step up street and sidewalk cleaning across the five boroughs
• The City’s newest Staten Island Ferry boat will be named in honor of a fallen hero who saved a fellow solider in Afghanistan
• New mobile-pay technology is coming soon to a metered parking spot near you
38-year-old man was killed and three others injured when a construction crane toppled over and smashed into a busy Tribeca street .
The crane crashed into a row of parked cars when it capsized onto Worth St. near Church St…
The lone fatality, identified by police as David Wichs, who lives on the Upper West Side, died at the scene, Mayor de Blasio said.
Manhattan 1/2/5 Sanitation Garage 353 Spring Street , video February 3, 2016
CleaNYC includes a number of efforts aimed at keeping communities clean:
Expanded graffiti removal and sidewalk power washing in commercial corridors citywide: The City will expand the Economic Development Corporation’s successful Graffiti-Free NYC Program and also add power washing of sidewalks in heavily trafficked commercial corridors in all five boroughs, including all Industrial Business Zones and other targeted corridors, such as Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island, Church Avenue in Brooklyn, the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub in Queens, Jerome-Gun Hill in the Bronx, Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and 125th Street in Manhattan. Graffiti-Free NYC will remove graffiti from private and public structures, power wash sidewalks, and remove blight from street furniture. The new Graffiti-Free NYC trucks will be equipped with power inverters, allowing the equipment to run without using the engines or gas-powered generators.
Expanded Sunday and holiday litter basket service: New York City is the most popular walking city in the country, which also means it requires more attention to litter removal than most cities. The Department of Sanitation will expand Sunday and holiday litter basket collection by 40 percent, with a focus on heavily trafficked neighborhoods across the five boroughs, to ensure service on days when pedestrian traffic is often at its highest.
Expanded highway shoulder and ramp cleanup: Highway ramps are often the first impression many people have of the city, but they don’t always get the attention they deserve. Through expanded resources, the Department of Sanitation will be able to sweep approximately 100 additional miles per week, removing litter, dirt, leaves, millings and other debris.
In total, CleaNYC will cost $4.2 million in expense funds in Fiscal Year 2017, and $2.5 million in capital funds.
The summit will feature panels, conversations and performances that explore the urgent need for American justice and prison system reform. Gun control and gun culture, juvenile incarceration, immigrant detention, and the state of policing in America are some of the issues to be addressed.
From New York’s “top cop” to convicted felon, Bernie Kerik has led many lives. The man who used to specialize in locking people up now is advocating for criminal justice reform after spending time in prison.
In this extra scene, Kerik tells VICE News how the reforms and improvements he made at Rikers Island Penitentiary’s disintegrated after he left office, and what may have contributed to the state the prison is in today.
Read “Ex-Cop and Ex-Con Bernie Kerik Calls Out Republicans On Criminal Justice Reform“ –http://bit.ly/1OAjNyW
Shortages of some prescription drugs are forcing doctors to make difficult decisions, in some cases choosing one patient over another, or sharing a dose between multiple patients. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the rationing from Sheri Fink of The New York Times.
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