Don't count on hopping on a subway anytime soon.
Hurricane Sandy's wrath caused more damage to the system's infrastructure, equipment and facilities than anything else in the agency's 108 year history, its chairman said early Tuesday morning.
The subway system "has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night," MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said in a statement.... » more
Hurricane Sandy slammed the New York region Monday night, with high winds and elevated water levels causing deaths, evacuations and massive destruction throughout the city.
At least one city resident was killed and several others injured from falling trees, fires and debris throughout the five boroughs, officials said. A 30-year-old Flushing man was crushed in his apartment when a tree fell... » more
All MTA bridges and tunnels were closed to traffic Monday night because of high winds and elevated water levels, the agency said, as its subway stations and tubes in Lower Manhattan and Queens were slammed with water from the surge brought by Hurricane Sandy.
MTA officials said subway tunnels under the East River had been flooded with seawater, and the agency closed the Queens Midtown Tunnel... » more
Hurricane Sandy claimed its first life in New York City on Monday night when a tree fell and crushed a man in his Queens home, officials said.
The unidentified man, who was reported to be 30 years old, was killed just before 7:30 p.m. when a tree fell and hit him, the NYPD and FDNY said. An NYPD spokesman said it appeared the man was in his Flushing home at 47-34 166th Street at the time.
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A fire truck in Brooklyn was hit by a falling tree limb Monday night from heavy winds due to Hurricane Sandy, officials said.
The truck, which was driving near 44th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park, was likely hit by a falling tree limb, an FDNY spokesman said.
He said nobody was injured.... » more
By 6 p.m. Monday, about 47,000 New Yorkers had lost power because of Hurricane Sandy. Here are tips to help you weather an extended electrical outage:
- Form a plan. Gather important phone numbers, organize an evacuation route and identify a meeting place in case you lose communication with others.
- Prepare kit. Use a bucket, duffel or other storage item and fill it with three days’... » more
The front of a four-story apartment building near Union Square collapsed Monday evening, officials said, though no injuries had been immediately reported.
Debris began falling from a building at 92 8th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets just before 6:30 p.m., according to the FDNY, which said it had more than 100 firefighters on the scene.
An FDNY spokesman said he was not yet sure... » more
Buffeted by winds and high water, Manhattan and other shoreline areas of New York City weathered Hurricane Sandy's first assault early Monday but faces a second and more dangerous onslaught as the weather intensifies during the evening's full-moon high tide -- possibly reaching 11 feet in height by around 8 p.m., city and state officials said.
Thousands of city residents were evacuated from... » more
While residents in hazard zones busied themselves as Hurricane Sandy roared into NYC on Monday, fortifying their homes and filling sandbags, many of those in less imperiled areas found their ultra-busy lives suddenly idled. The prospect of an unscheduled free time was unfamiliar, and, for some, jarring.
"I'm bored to death already!" exclaimed Holly Trager, 56, a midtown medical... » more
More than 100 firefighters and police officers rushed to Midtown Monday afternoon after a construction crane atop a building collapsed at around 2:30 p.m., leaving its boom dangling off the roof, officials said.
The building, at 157 W 57th Street, is under construction and reportedly scheduled to open next year as the city's tallest luxury apartment building.
No injuries had been reported,... » more