Articles by Jennifer Peltz

In Sandy Turnaround Test, New York City Says It’ll Meet Goal

A home-repair program in New York City has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they’re positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The milestone …

Other Social Media Back Facebook in New York Privacy Case

Facebook’s fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users’ postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said Monday they were seeking to join …

NYC Sandy Rebuilding Is Now on Track, Mayor de Blasio Says

An often-criticized initiative to rebuild Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes has started work on more than 130, finished 30 and dispensed more than $6.3 million to reimburse homeowners for reconstruction costs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. He said …

Uber Temporarily Cutting NYC Prices to Compete With Yellow Cabs

Uber Technologies says it is temporarily cutting its prices in New York City with the aim of making its service cheaper than an average taxi ride, the car service app announced Monday. The San Francisco start-up said it is reducing …

N.Y.’s Four Seasons Restaurant Sued Over Plan to Move Picasso Painting

New York’s storied Four Seasons restaurant has for decades harbored one of the city’s more unusual artworks: the largest Pablo Picasso painting in the United States. But a plan to move it has touched off a spat as sharply drawn …

Judge Tosses Worker’s Suit over NYC Office Bedbugs

A former TV news staffer’s pioneering lawsuit over bedbug bites she received at her office has been thrown out by a judge who said workers can’t necessarily hold their employers’ landlords responsible for injuries on the job. Jane Clark’s lawyer …

Judge Sustains Charges in Ground Zero Tower Fire

There were a raft of hazards and regulatory failures at a contaminated ground zero tower where two firefighters died, but that’s not a reason to toss out manslaughter charges against three construction company figures who worked there, a judge ruled …

Trial Opens for Rigger in New York City Crane Collapse

A reckless rigger’s safety shortcuts caused a crane collapse that killed seven people, a prosecutor said as the man’s manslaughter trial began Tuesday. His lawyer said the rigger was being unfairly blamed for bad decisions that set up a vulnerable …

Rigger Faces Trial in Deadly New York City Crane Collapse

It was one of the nation’s deadliest construction crane accidents: A 200-foot-tall rig crashed down on a dense city block, killing seven people, leaving a gash of destruction near the United Nations and raising questions about the safety of the …

New York City Hospital Wins Kidney Transplant-Cancer Lawsuit

A prominent organ-transplant hospital in New York wasn’t to blame for the death of a Singapore-born man who became riddled with cancer after getting a kidney from a donor who unknowingly had uterine cancer, jurors found Friday. The Queens jury …