Six months after Hurricane Sandy swept across New York City's coastlines, most people affected by the storm have moved on from crisis mode. Power's back, insurance has (hopefully) kicked in. But there's a smaller group of people--a little less than 200 households altogether--for whom Hurricane Sandy ... More >>
Head above water
That is, two out of the multitudes of available reasons. For now, let's leave out the 47% remark, the flip flopping, the Big Bird thing, the "whole binders full of women," the running mate, the "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" editorial, the FEMA remarks, and everything else Romney stood for--or didn't st ... More >>
If it weren't colossally tragic, the level of disorder, dysfunction, and all-around clusterfuckery that characterizes the official disaster response in New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy would be fast approaching hilarious. As it is, the situation is both heartbreaking and enraging. The ... More >>
In Red Hook, most businesses are closed as they clean up damage from severe flooding. But Defonte's, Kennedy Fried Chicken, and Baked, are serving food today, and the bodegas that got their deliveries opened yesterday. And for the thousands of residents without power and water struggling to stay war ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported on the media's tendency to politicize this catastrophe into an electoral issue and how that is a terrible symptom of infinite media. And we continue to see this play out as the Eastern seaboard cleans itself up from some of the worst inflicted damage in recent history. The nex ... More >>
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With Clint Eastwood's to-hell-with-this-wooden-chair speech in the past, the brutally drawn-out Republican National Convention has come to an end, leaving the Romney campaign to finally focus on the last three months of the election season. And these upcoming few weeks are the most important: as the ... More >>
Will Skynet become self-aware as well?This Wednesday, a day after we narrowly avoiding being hit by an asteroid, America will be faced with another threat: television interruption. On November 9th, the FCC, FEMA, Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service will conduct a nationwide te ... More >>
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on 60 Minutes last night to talk about New York City's counterterrorism unit, created after 9/11, which now numbers 35,000 uniformed police officers and 15,000 civilian employees. The interview with Scott Pelley includes a look at the NYPD's $3 billion joi ... More >>
Cyclists in Central Park have been issued over 200 tickets so far in 2011 for traffic violations as the city works to crack down on riders not stopping for red lights. But on Tuesday morning, the NYPD took it to a new level, setting up a speed trap, radar gun and all, at the bottom of a Centr ... More >>
The weekend storm was unpleasant for most of us, but somewhat worse for tens of thousand of New Yorkers who lost their electric service. As of this morning, the Advance reports, 14,560 households in the borough are still blacked out. NY1 tallies 8,400 homes out of service in the Bronx, 5,90 ... More >>
That uncle of yours who drinks Jim Beam neat, doesn't get out much, and watches the History Channel obsessively while cleaning his guns will be interested in the new Homeland Security Television Channel, "world's first online, on-demand television network dedicated to homeland security and global de ... More >>
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