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December 7, 2012
breakingnews:

BREAKING: US economy adds 146,000 jobs in November
The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.AP reports:

Hiring remained steady during the storm and in the face of looming tax increases. But the government said employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in October and September than initially estimated. And the unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in October mostly because more people stopped looking for work and weren’t counted as unemployed.

Photo: A man walks past destroyed homes on the Rockaway Peninsula in the Queens borough of New York on Nov. 27, 2012. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

The good news: Things are improving. The better news: A tough month after Sandy didn’t crimp the improvement.

breakingnews:

BREAKING: US economy adds 146,000 jobs in November

The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.

AP reports:

Hiring remained steady during the storm and in the face of looming tax increases. But the government said employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in October and September than initially estimated. And the unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in October mostly because more people stopped looking for work and weren’t counted as unemployed.

Photo: A man walks past destroyed homes on the Rockaway Peninsula in the Queens borough of New York on Nov. 27, 2012. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

The good news: Things are improving. The better news: A tough month after Sandy didn’t crimp the improvement.

8:49 // 1 year ago
November 8, 2012
wnyc:

The subway comes back, in GIF. 
datanews:

Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.


Great graphic — one that shows the speed of the recovery. 

wnyc:

The subway comes back, in GIF. 

datanews:

Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.

Great graphic — one that shows the speed of the recovery. 

13:33 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
Preach it, brother.

Preach it, brother.

(via inothernews)

10:00 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012

How has Hurricane Sandy affected the presidential campaign?

  • Obama President Obama skipped campaign events in Florida and Ohio because of Hurricane Sandy. He has also cancelled an event in Wisconsin on Tuesday. In a press conference about the storm, he said “I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election.”
  • Romney "Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harm’s way," said the Republican campaign in a statement provided to Politico. They will cancel events through Tuesday as well. source
20:49 // 1 year ago
13:15 // 1 year ago

Five man-on-the-street reactions to Hurricane Sandy that don’t involve horse masks

  • one ”People are worst-case-scenario-ing it.” -Kevin Gogots, a Pompton Lakes, NJ, resident.
  • two ”Everybody’s a little gun-shy this time around.” - Alex Zwick, Gogots’ neighbor.
  • three ”I haven’t seen my dad in a year, and I thought we’d watch football together, but it’s not going to happen.” - David Marmanillo, an actor, who had to return from a family visit early because of the storm.
  • four ”We’re going to get some wine, cuddle up and watch movies.” - Alyssa Marks, who was carrying two laptops and a pillow, so she’s probably a blogger.
  • five ”If it starts looking dangerous, obviously we’ll get off the boat.” - Hans Eriksson, a houseboat resident who feels prepared. source
13:02 // 1 year ago
nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg will update New Yorkers on Hurricane Sandy at 11:30 a.m. today. Watch the briefing live at NYC.gov.

From the operational HQ.

nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg will update New Yorkers on Hurricane Sandy at 11:30 a.m. today. Watch the briefing live at NYC.gov.

From the operational HQ.

9:05 // 1 year ago

markcoatney:

mattlehrer:

Apocalyptic photos from the MTA.

I mean, you can almost see the telepathic mutants.

Let’s hope these scenes remain this pristine, and there isn’t any flooding.

8:56 // 1 year ago
October 28, 2012

whetheritmatters:

Hurricane Sandy continues to propagate northward, seen here using GOES-East infrared satellite.

Crazy stuff.

13:45 // 1 year ago
October 27, 2012
wnyc:

Embeddable Resources from WNYC ahead of Hurricane Sandy: 
SANDY TRACKERhttp://wny.cc/sandy-trackerSTORM-SURGE FLOOD ZONES (NY & NJ)http://wny.cc/storm-surgeNYC EVACUATION ZONES (only NYC)http://wny.cc/EvacZones

Disaster preparedness is a vital component of life for people living in high-risk weather areas these days – we implore everybody to stay calm, and prioritize their safety as Sandy approaches. It’s always the most important thing.

wnyc:

Embeddable Resources from WNYC ahead of Hurricane Sandy: 

SANDY TRACKER
http://wny.cc/sandy-tracker

STORM-SURGE FLOOD ZONES (NY & NJ)
http://wny.cc/storm-surge

NYC EVACUATION ZONES (only NYC)
http://wny.cc/EvacZones

Disaster preparedness is a vital component of life for people living in high-risk weather areas these days – we implore everybody to stay calm, and prioritize their safety as Sandy approaches. It’s always the most important thing.

14:59 // 1 year ago