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The first of four planned home demolitions in a superstorm Sandy-ravaged community has begun. An excavator’s claw ripped through 25 years of memories at Martin and Theresa Kuczynski’s Sayreville home.
“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.
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.
The scene of the massive explosion in East Harlem Wednesday was a cause for concern as the street filled with dust and smoke.
There was a dramatic faceoff in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, as District Attorney Cyrus Vance threw the book at an alleged drunken driver who killed a bus operator.
South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients who may have been exposed to dangerous viruses, including hepatitis and HIV, through insulin shots.
An explosion that caused the collapse of two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday morning has shocked the neighborhood.