Avians and airplanes are a bad mix -- and the skies above New York City are no exception.
On Tuesday, a bird strike prompted a JetBlue plane to make an emergency landing.
Last week, also, a bird strike forced a Delta flight to make an emergency landing.
And don't forget the Miracle on the Hudso ... More >>
Last week, much ado was made over University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman, 20, who was kicked off a US Airways flight for wearing saggy pajama pants and booked on suspicion of trespassing, battery and resisting arrest (he has not been charged). Now there's a photo circulating ... More >>
"Life is waiting"A Mount Vernon man named Andre Reid gets the distinction of being called "deranged" by the New York Post for the stunt he pulled yesterday: the 21-year-old ended up down on the tarmac by a U.S. Airways jet just before it took off from LaGuardia Airport. Reid was spotted by th ... More >>
steve p2008Stewart International Airport is only an hour and a half drive from Midtown, but it's the least popular commercial airport in the New York area. The New York Times reports the oft-ignored airport was again largely overlooked during a meeting held by transportation officials last we ... More >>
If ever you wanted an excuse to truck out to Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, home to perennial NHL doormats the New York Islanders, this'd be it: Lil Wayne's I Am Music II tour, costarring Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mixmaster Mike, and indomitable rapper accessory Travis Barker, is coming to town ... More >>
"Hello, my name is so-and-so, and I will be seeing you naked today." While the TSA gives a slightly different diatribe prior to performing a full-body scan in airports that now span New York City, their aesthetic is the same: they will be managing a powerful X-ray machine and yes, the ... More >>
Trust us, you don't want to see a picture of maggots.Here's an appetizing way to start the day: A US Airways flight was forced to return to the gate at the Atlanta airport yesterday after maggots started falling out of an overhead bin harboring a container of spoiled meat. There's no explanat ... More >>
Happy Thursday to all! Here's your news roundup for today.
• We broke records yesterday; heat records, that is: At 1:57 p.m. Central Park hit 92 degrees, breaking the record of 89 degrees set April 7 in 1929. Fortunately, these days we can get away with a bit less clothing (people were wea ... More >>
Keeping a photographic diary of everything one eats is becoming increasingly popular, with photo-sharing sites like Flickr boasting more than 6 million images tagged with the word "food."
For tips on how to shoot your food, try using natural light whenever possible, fill your fra ... More >>
A U.S. Airways flight that left LaGuardia for Kentucky this morning was diverted to Philadelphia, as a passenger was thought to have attached a weapon to his body ("strapped a wire device from his fingers to his head after takeoff," said Reuters). Fox, America's Terror Network, grimly referre ... More >>
US Airways always comes up when we're looking for cheap flights, and there's a reason for that: like many airlines these days, it's not doing so hot. Today the troubled carrier announces it's going to cut 1,000 jobs and some flights to Europe, and close its ground crew base at LaGuardia and ... More >>
Mere months after reports claiming the exact opposite, a new study suggests that living near a fast food outlet actually does not increase weight in children, and that living near supermarkets, with their fresh fruits and vegetables, does nothing to lower weight. Go figure.
A survey ... More >>
At last, one of our elected representatives is fighting back against nature, which as we previously reported is at war with New York, sending cows, wallaroos, feral parrots and other agents to smite us. Chuck Schumer strikes on two fronts: first, he has put in a bill requiring airports to report bir ... More >>
This morning we're saying goodbye to the lovely and amazing Hailey Eber, who is leaving us for greener pastures. Here's a little roundup of Hailey's greatest hits to remember her by.A dominatrix's thoughts on Gordon Ramsey's Hell's KitchenThe Chopping Block Kinda SucksSo. Much. Top ChefThe Chicken D ... More >>
We mentioned in January that there were signs that the heroic water landing and rescue of US Airways Flight 1549 might result in lawsuits. Now Crain's New York Business reports that NY Waterway, whose ferries helped haul Flight 1549 passengers out of the Hudson River, "is preparing a lawsuit again ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg introduced "five real American heroes, the crew of US Airways Flight 1549" at City Hall today in a Key to the City ceremony. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, and flight attendants Donna Dent, Sheila Dail and Doreen Walsh received their honors for their d ... More >>
Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording"
To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending.
Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>
You won't see edgy Bernie Madoff-related work like this in U.S. mainstream papers, but New York's own Jewish Daily Forward, as always, is up to the task of covering Jewish politics and news with a minimum of politically correct tiptoeing.
Above, an excerpt from Eli Valley's "The Shonda!" in the F ... More >>
Remember when US Airways Flight 1549's heroic Hudson River landing made us all feel good about America and ourselves? Well, it's all going to shit.
Earlier this week Chicago's Joe Hart, one of the survivors, told USA Today that he'd like to be "made whole for the incident," and we all know what ... More >>
This weekend the New York Post called for a goose holocaust to prevent another jetliner from being brought down by birds in the engines as US Airways Flight 1549 was last week. We knew politicians couldn't be too far behind so absurd a curve, and sure enough, today state senators Eric Adams and Hir ... More >>
The tail of Flight 1459 bobs out of the water, surrounded by disaster personnel. (click to enlarge)
Saturday, the city tried for a second time to pull doomed US Airways Flight 1549 out of the soup. After the belly flop into the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon, the corpse of the airline--from wh ... More >>
The remarkable emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 preoccupied news outlets. Some took a new-media angle. "Hudson Plane Crash & Obama Show Social Media Legitimacy," bragged WebProNews, and everyone swooned over the twitpic of the fallen jet taken by Janis Krums from a rescue ferry. Reporte ... More >>
photo allegedly sent by rescued passenger via twitter
If what we're hearing in preliminary reports is true, the pilot of a US Airways flight that left La Guardia bound for Charlotte this afternoon found himself in a terrifying situation: the plane ran smack into a flock of geese, which apparently ... More >>