There will now be one fewer hand in the all-hands-on-deck effort to find out what caused the Metro-North derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board has barred the Association of Commuter Rail Employees from further involvement in the investigation. ACRE general chairman Anthony Bottalico b ... More >>
As the facts surrounding Sunday's derailment of a Metro-North train add up, it's looking more and more like human error was involved. Sources told the New York Post and DNAinfo that the train's engineer, William Rockefeller, was either asleep or "zoned out" just before the train ran off the tracks.
At 7:20 on Sunday morning, a southbound Metro-North train heading from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring 63, 11 of them critically. On Sunday night, the dead were identified by the Metropolitan Transportation Authori ... More >>
On Sunday morning, a southbound Metro-North train heading from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central derailed in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring 63. The cause of the derailment is still unclear, and the NTSB is in the midst of an investigation. Photographer C.S. Muncy was on the scene and captur ... More >>
Michael Bloomberg, who is still the mayor of New York City until December 30, made his first public appearance since Sunday's horrific Metro North train wreck at the St. Barnabus Hospital in the Bronx, where he arrived in the evening to visit survivors of the crash. Asked by reporters where he had ... More >>
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Monday afternoon that the Metro-North train that crashed in the Bronx on Sunday was traveling at 82 miles per hour into a curve that should approached at a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour.
It's a curious thing, this recently renewed debate over the cause of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800, which killed 217 people off the coast of Long Island. (An image of the memorial is at right.) Most folks thought the matter more or less resolved, but the emergence of investigators who took part i ... More >>
John Denver is coming to town, and he's bringing his old bandmates with him. Together, they're kicking off the "Rocky Mountain High Concert" U.S. tour in Westbury on Friday (at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury), and then looping back around to Best Buy Theatre on Tuesday, February 12. And they'll be pla ... More >>
It seemed something like a miracle back in 2005 when psychedelic-rock pioneer Roky Erickson -- who plays Bell House in Brooklyn tonight -- took the stage at the Austin, Texas eatery Threadgill's, returning from decades of crippling mental illness and a hermit-like existence that had him pegged as Am ... More >>
By Tom Feeney Jr. When Mike Bloomberg announced the injection of nearly $50 million of federal stimulus funds into the maintenance of the Staten Island Ferry recently, he issued a press release also crediting US senator Charles Schumer and other members of the New York's congressional delegation. ... More >>
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