Yesterday evening, New York saw one of those intense storms that makes summer in the city so memorable. The rain was sudden and absolutely torrential, and lightning cracked the sky for hours. Underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, a facade suddenly collapsed, injuring five people. The Associated Press re ... More >>
Outkast have made something of an art form out of cleverly describing their own level of "cool." Though the Atlanta duo is far from the first rap group to do so, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have certainly made a game out of it, employing all manner of wordplay in their explanations of the matter. "Cooler ... More >>
Second maybe to the A train in the Rockaways, the damage wrecked by Hurricane Sandy to the Montague Tunnel was devastating: The underground tunnel beneath the Brooklyn Bridge witnessed the worst flooding of any line in the city, leaving the R train out of commission for nearly a month and a half aft ... More >>
Back away from the liquor aisle. After conflicting reports yesterday showed this year's first Nor'easter, inscrutably named Nemo, either splashing a little rain or dumping 38 inches of snow on us and, maybe, ending the world as we know it. The vast discrepancies come from three different weather m ... More >>
When all else (Congress) fails to raise monies for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy, it's rewarding to see ordinary citizens donate a little extra to the cause. And even more rewarding when that little extra amounts to nearly half a billion dollars.A month ago, we reported on Attorney Genera ... More >>
Giardino D'Oro was deep in the heart of Zone A during Hurricane Sandy at 5 Gold Street. Even with 30 inches -- table height -- of flooding, they were able to redo the entire place after the devastating hurricane, and they reopened for business on December 3rd. But it took some help from SpacesTV.
Last week, we reported on the subpoenas sent out by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to thirteen different gas providers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The intention was simple: these providers, according to Schneiderman, were targeted for price-gouging consumers to profit off of the ene ... More >>
The Republicans may well be right. Hurricane Sandy prompted a near blitz of Presidential politics on TV news the week before the election, helping to short circuit any attempt by Mitt Romney to create some kind of last-minute storm surge. What's more, Obama was included in a great deal of the hurr ... More >>
The current situation in New York: The subways are closed; upon the Hozziner's request, Zone A has been forced to evacuate; Broadway shows have been cancelled; Bloomberg, Christie, and Cuomo are hosting storm watch conferences; my door keeps slamming by itself, even while locked; and the quieter-tha ... More >>
You are probably aware that snow has come to New York City. Considering you can't yet spend your snow days watching the city's online map that will track when salt spreaders or plows went down city streets (if you're intrigued you can watch Mayor Bloomberg discuss the tool at this morning's press c ... More >>
Millions of people lost power and at least three deaths were reported as a result of yesterday's snowstorm along the east coast. States in the Northeast were hit the hardest and CNN reports parts of New Jersey were buried in as much as 15.5 inches of snow. Airline cancellations stranded passe ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested while marching over the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York Times reports police made over 700 arrests. Demonstrators claim authorities misled them by saying they could march on the bridge. Officers arrested people who weren't on the pe ... More >>
Documents tying the CIA to the Qaddafi-led Libyan government were found in an abandoned office in Tripoli, the New York Times reports. The findings, which have not been verified for authenticity, allude to the practice of the American intelligence agency handing over terror suspects to the Li ... More >>
Londons Donmar Warehouse takes on King Lear
This just in: Punxsutawney Phil has not seen his shadow. According to tradition, this means the prophetic groundhog has predicted an early spring as opposed to six more weeks of winter. Just in time for an ice storm!
Remember that video from last month's snowstorm of the snow plow smashing into the car without any care? Unfortunately for someone, the same thing has happened again during this snowstorm. In a twist of fate, this accident took place on the same exact street in Brooklyn Heights! Video of the ... More >>
Never take a cab in a snowstorm. This is advice we feel extremely strongly about. Best case scenario, it never goes well, and you will fear for your life more than once. Worst case scenario, your cab explodes. This happened last night.
Will it snow? Will it snow-pocalypse? As we wait and see what really happens (the Weather Channel says that will be at about 7 p.m., though Mayor Bloomberg has already declared a "weather emergency" for NYC), we're right here to tell you what we know. Which is this:
Mayor Bloomberg, still facing the wrath of New Yorkers disgruntled with last week's snow clean-up, held a press conference today, reassuring panicked citizens that the city will be able to handle tomorrow's snowstorm.That's supposed to be reassuring, or something, but since there are only five in ... More >>
viaAccording to those on the ground, the snow has started to fall in New York City, where blizzards are expected to drop at least a foot of snow on Sunday. Wind and white stuff have grounded flights in the Northeast, including out of New York's JFK and LaGuardia, in addition to neighboring Ne ... More >>
Hurricane "Snooks."Labor Day weekend isn't looking to be the last-hurray-of-summer-sunshine affair its supposed to be, with Hurricane Earl ready to very literally rain on the plans of anyone about to have one last blowout before calling the summer off. And it looks like the Jersey Shore -- wh ... More >>
People are getting pretty geared up about this once-again-Category-4-storm otherwise known as Earl headed hell-and-high-water for the East Coast. There are hurricane warnings in North Carolina and tropical storm warnings in Virgina, Maryland, and New Jersey, while tropical storm watches are i ... More >>
Guess who's overdue for a hurricane? Yep, we're lookin' at you, New York. So what if we didn't make the rich and single list? We're number 2 out of the Weather Channel's "Top 5 Hurricane Vulnerable & Overdue Cities"! Hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb says, "It is a matter of when, not if, these ... More >>
The National Weather Service is promising a mostly sunny day in the mid seventies for the Easter Parade, the annual unorganized eight-block walk up 5th Avenue from 49th Street New Yorkers break out their most extravagant hats for. There isn't really a schedule, but people start walking at 10, ... More >>
Despite having survived the Great Summer of Wetness '09, it seems we tri-staters are having a hard time with this recent spate of precipitation. Yes, we're only 2 inches away from the "wettest March on record" (in 1973, 10.5 inches). Yes, rivers have flooded, trees have fallen, power has be ... More >>
Raising money to aid Filipinos affected by Typhoon Ondoy
As Schizo Letters of the Week go, this one is in a league of its own. If only all crazy people wrote with such clarity and style... There is mounting evidence that the military is using aircraft that was outfitted with technology intended for warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan to conduct experimen ... More >>
When Klaus Jacob talks, important people take action. Except the important people paying him.
Photos by Neil DeMause Even some of the oldest trees in Brooklyn were no match for a tornado. The car didn't fare too well either. While the Bay Ridge tornado got all the initial press, Mother Nature opened up a major can of whoop-ass on Ditmas Park (aka "Victorian Flatbush") as well.
Katrina puts us—and the press—in a different place
Perfect for wrecking any chance of economic recovery, that is