A 48-year-old Stony Brook woman called 911 from her home on Tuesday and told the dispatcher she was about to give birth. Operator Christine Springer said the new mom stayed calm in an otherwise stressful situation.
FBI Special Agent Michael Butsch was the chief interviewer to question Sulaiman Abu Ghaith aboard a flight to the United States after his arrest in Turkey a year ago.
“It’s God’s will, although we won’t understand his doing, but we have the peace he gave us and we just trust it’s going to be better,” said Pastor Thomas Perez, whose Spanish Christian Church was decimated along with the neighboring building in Wednesday morning’s explosion.
The prosecution wraps up closing statements in the trial against five former aides to Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. Madoff’s former secretary, his former head of operations, an account manager and two computer programmers are on trial.
Afrika Bambaataa, of the South Bronx, said the museum would look at the historical and cultural roots of hip-hop and the contributions made by break dancers and disc jockeys.
Summer preparation is under way at Robert Moses State Park. Roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand is being dredged and will pumped on to hurricane-damaged beaches.
The balmy spring temperatures that climbed into the 60s will feel like ancient history Thursday, as a biting wind blows in and the high will fall short of the freezing mark.
The explosion was heard as far as 40 blocks away from the scene. Thick black smoke has been billowing out of the explosion site for hours.
Both during and after the explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday, people were stepping in to help rescue people inside, and take care of the victims afterward.
The explosion reduced the two, five-story buildings to rubble, shattered store windows for blocks and hurled glass, bricks and other debris throughout the neighborhood.
Full Metro-North Railroad service in and out of Grand Central Terminal resumed around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, about seven hours after service was disrupted.
Investigations into the East Harlem explosion have been launched by the Fire Department of New York, Con Edison, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.
Police on Wednesday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect in an attempted rape and robbery in Harlem.
An elderly Upper West Side man who was ticketed for jaywalking appeared in court on Wednesday. Kang Chun Wong, 84, showed up in court with his family to sign his traffic ticket.
Federal prosecutors have suggested that they plan to seek another indictment against an Indian diplomat who was arrested and strip-searched but had charges against her dismissed by a judge.