Articles by Deepti Hajela

New York’s Times Square Will Get Permanent Protective Barriers

New York City’s mayor says new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around the city in an effort to block vehicles after deadly attacks last year on crowds. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the …

Army Corps Releases Northeast Coastal Flood Risk Management Framework

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government …

Latin Jazz Players Sue After Being Cut Out of Grammy Awards

Some Latin jazz musicians have filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization that gives out the Grammy Awards, accusing the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of harming them by eliminating it as a separate category in next year’s …

Gay Nuptials Unveil Financial Boon for N.Y. Services

A lot of people are happy to see same-sex marriage legal in New York: lawyers, marriage counselors, insurance agents. The effect of New York becoming the sixth state to allow gay marriage is expected to ripple beyond the couples tying …

New York City Suspends Operator’s License After Crane Strike

The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story building near Wall Street, sending debris plummeting to the ground and causing several evacuations, had his license suspended Sunday because he didn’t secure the crane properly, a Department of …