UPDATED 12/4/13 at 3:25 P.M.: The engineer of the derailed Metro-North train "nodded" off just before the high-speed crash along a sharp, 30-mph curve in the Bronx that killed four people, a union representative said Tuesday.
The engineer, William Rockefeller, 46, "caught himself, but he caught himself too late," Anthony Bottalico, head of the union representing the Metro-North... » more
The engineer who drove the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx may have fallen asleep or "zoned out" just before the fatal crash, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
William Rockefeller could not recall any of his actions until just before the derailment, said the source, who characterized the engineer as being "oblivious" to the fact that the train had built... » more
Investigators in the Bronx train derailment are poring over engineer William Rockefeller's every move before the crash - from his breakfast choice that morning to his actions seconds before the cars left the track.
Among the many mysteries investigators hope to solve is a crucial question: Why was the train barreling down the tracks at 82 mph — almost triple the 30 mph speed limit in that... » more
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree hails from the Nutmeg State.
The 76-foot tall, 47-feet wide Norway spruce, which is being donated by a family in Shelton, Ct., will be chopped down Thursday at 9 a.m., trucked into Manhattan, and prepared to be set up tomorrow at the famous midtown plaza.
The 12-ton, 75-year-old plant will be festooned with 45,000 multicolored LED lights... » more
At the South Street Seaport, tourists and New Yorkers arrive daily for the latest deals.
In Coney Island, people are out catching a bite at Nathan's Famous and other restaurants before the cold really hits in.
And along Beach Channel Drive, some surf shops and other beach-themed restaurants are closing up following a disappointing summer season.
Superstorm Sandy affected more than... » more