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October 23, 2013
9:42 // 5 months ago
September 29, 2013
23:02 // 6 months ago
August 20, 2013
nydailynews:

A 22-year-old woman lost her foot when a cab struck her in Midtown Manhattan late Tuesday morning. She was eating a hot dog.
"I ran with ice and a bucket. We put the foot in the bucket. There was a lot of blood.”
Dr. Oz, whose office is nearby, was on the scene.
(Photo: @BraddJaffy Twitter)

This is crazy. Let’s hope that they can help her out.

nydailynews:

A 22-year-old woman lost her foot when a cab struck her in Midtown Manhattan late Tuesday morning. She was eating a hot dog.

"I ran with ice and a bucket. We put the foot in the bucket. There was a lot of blood.”

Dr. Oz, whose office is nearby, was on the scene.

(Photo: @BraddJaffy Twitter)

This is crazy. Let’s hope that they can help her out.

13:06 // 8 months ago
August 15, 2013

brooklynmutt:

The Crazy Thing That Happened on NY1 Last Night Demonstrates Just the Kind Of Person Who Supports Stop-and-Frisk - Complex

She sounds like she’s kidding but she claims she’s not. 

When they put the phrase “tone deaf” in future editions of Webster’s Dictionary, there will be a Bitly link to this post next to the phrase, in place of a definition.

22:27 // 8 months ago
May 29, 2013
nbcnews:

Manhattanhenge! A skyscraper sunset stops traffic in New York City
(Photo: Edgar Gonzalez via Flickr)
New Yorkers were wowed on Wednesday by a sunset that was perfectly framed by skyscrapers, thanks to an urban astronomical phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge.
Read the complete story.

True story: Neil DeGrasse Tyson actually popularized the term Manhattanhenge. Here’s a 2002 article he wrote about the phenomenon. “Upon studying American culture, and what is important to it, future anthropologists might credit the Manhattan alignments to cosmic signs of Memorial Day and, of course, the All-Star break. War and baseball,” he suggested at the time.

nbcnews:

Manhattanhenge! A skyscraper sunset stops traffic in New York City

(Photo: Edgar Gonzalez via Flickr)

New Yorkers were wowed on Wednesday by a sunset that was perfectly framed by skyscrapers, thanks to an urban astronomical phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge.

Read the complete story.

True story: Neil DeGrasse Tyson actually popularized the term Manhattanhenge. Here’s a 2002 article he wrote about the phenomenon. “Upon studying American culture, and what is important to it, future anthropologists might credit the Manhattan alignments to cosmic signs of Memorial Day and, of course, the All-Star break. War and baseball,” he suggested at the time.

23:28 // 10 months ago
January 9, 2013
Basically it was sixty to zero. When we hit the dock everybody went flying.
Sea Streak Ferry passenger Steve Mann • Discussing the crash that happened in lower Manhattan earlier this morning, which left nearly 60 people injured. The ferry hit two loading docks during the crash, and many passengers were sent to nearby hospitals.
11:53 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012

According to Slate, YouTube is doing a better job than Twitter of telling us the important stories coming from NYC tonight. Example: Here’s a clip of an entire wall falling off a building in Chelsea. (?!?)

23:39 // 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
August 12, 2012
Knife-wielding man shot, killed by police in Times Square: The shooting, which took place at 3 p.m. Saturday, happened after the man reportedly threatened tourists and bystanders, was sprayed with pepper spray, and attempted to rush police. “He continued to advance on uniformed officers, refusing officers’ repeated commands to drop his weapon,” said police spokesperson Paul J. Brown. The shooting happened at a particularly rough hour for something like this — at a point in the week when Times Square is loaded with tourists. (photo by Lincoln Rocha for The New York Times)
EDIT: Via MegsOkay, here’s video of the shooting.

Knife-wielding man shot, killed by police in Times Square: The shooting, which took place at 3 p.m. Saturday, happened after the man reportedly threatened tourists and bystanders, was sprayed with pepper spray, and attempted to rush police. “He continued to advance on uniformed officers, refusing officers’ repeated commands to drop his weapon,” said police spokesperson Paul J. Brown. The shooting happened at a particularly rough hour for something like this — at a point in the week when Times Square is loaded with tourists. (photo by Lincoln Rocha for The New York Times)

EDIT: Via MegsOkay, here’s video of the shooting.

10:58 // 1 year ago
May 9, 2012

Disaster expert: Repairing NYC after “The Avengers” would cost billions

  • $160 billion in damage to NYC portrayed in Avengers source
  • invasion Kinetic Analysis Corp. estimates that the physical damage to Manhattan would cost $60 - $70 billion to repair
  • fallout KAC estimates the economic impact, cost of cleanup, and loss of life would cost an additional $90 billion

» To put that in context: The damage portrayed during the Chitauri invasion would be double that of the September 11th attacks ($83 billion), and bigger than both Hurricane Katrina ($90 billion) and last year’s tsunami in Japan ($122 billion). “Given the involvement of individuals considered deities in some cultures (Thor, Loki), there is even the potential to classify the event as an ‘act of God,’” reads the report, continuing, “though that designation would be subject to strenuous theological and legal debate.” To put this in perspective, the $220 million it cost to create the film would be less than 1 percent of the total cost to repair the city after the damage it fake-created.

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14:35 // 1 year ago