Some of Hurricane Sandy's most devastating damage was dealt to Breezy Point in Queens, where more than hundred homes were destroyed in fires. As of Tuesday evening, the FDNY said it has not completely put out the fire that, fortunately, caused only minor injuries. The call for the fire came out at 11 p.m., just hours after Sandy struck the city and rose to a third alarm. The 170 members of... » more
For tourists who had come to the Big Apple, Sandy was the only show in town.
Scratched were the much-anticipated Broadway shows, museum exhibits, Circle Line tours and nightlife outings, as almost all of Manhattan battened its hatches. Installed on the tourist itinerary were strolls to gawk at the damaged crane dangling far above West 57th Street and lessons on dealing with cancelled flights... » more
Atlantic City reported the highest precipitation in the area, according to Accuweather.com.
Hurricane Sandy drenched New Jersey's casino capital with 5.57 inches of rainfall on Monday. That number dwarfs the highest total in New York: 2.4 inches in Niagara.
The Associated Press reported early Tuesday afternoon the casinos in the eastern seaboard's gambling hub sustained little damage... » more
The regular-season debut of Brooklyn's $1 billion Barclays Center may have to wait.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank told Bloomberg News in an email that the league has not determined if Thursday's Nets-Knicks will take place as scheduled as a result of the damage caused to New York City by Hurricane Sandy. The game is currently scheduled for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
A Nets spokesman reached by Bloomberg... » more
Officials in Westchester and Rockland counties are warning people to avoid contact with the Hudson River after flood-related shutdowns at wastewater treatment plants resulted in discharges of raw sewage into the waterway.
In Westchester, the Department of Environmental Facilities shut down the Crotonville Pump Station at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday due to flooding. As a result, untreated sewage is... » more
More than 2 million New Yorkers state wide are without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on CNBC Tuesday morning.
"It's a more complicated situation for us than usual because there's basically a reciprocity with other states, where in a power situation other states will send in their crews,” Cuomo said. “Because so many states were affected... » more
Many of Gotham’s streets and bridges that had been closed or blocked by water during Hurricane Sandy’s passage began to open Tuesday as New York City residents started to emerge from their homes.
Most of the city’s bridges, including the Brooklyn, Ed Koch-Queensboro, Henry Hudson, Manhattan, Robert F. Kennedy, Tappan Zee, Throgs Neck, Whitestone, Williamsburg and Verrazano-Narrows bridges,... » more
New York Tuesday was reeling from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, and mass transit could take up to four or five days to begin running again after the shut-down, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
The MTA closed subway and bus service Sunday night in anticipation of Sandy, and though limited bus service is set to start Tuesday at 5 p.m., many subway tunnels remain flooded and it could be nearly... » more
Power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy disrupted cell services on Tuesday resulting in spotty coverage for mobile phones, land lines and Internet services.
Verizon said that storm surge resulted in flooding at several central offices that hold telecom equipment in Lower Manhattan, Queens and Long Island "causing power failures and rendering back-up power systems at these... » more
With the region's mass transit system at a standstill after Hurricane Sandy slammed New York City, city agencies were slowly trying to open its bridges and restore some bus service, though it will take far longer to reopen tunnels and subway stations.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that bridges would reopen at noon, though the Brooklyn Battery and Holland Tunnels would stay closed because of... » more