The southbound FDR Drive was flooded in East Harlem Thursday evening, from what was suspected to be a water main break.
Police believe the same suspect is behind an attempted rape and a groping incident that occurred 12 days apart in the East Village.
The National March Against Police Violence is scheduled for next Saturday in Washington, D.C.
Demonstrators are expected to gather in Union Square Friday afternoon, a day after an estimated 10,000 people marched across New York City on Thursday.
The NYPD’s newest protest protocol received mixed reception Wednesday, a day after protests against the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, shut down expressways and tunnel entrances.
The Rev. Al Sharpton held an event in Harlem Wednesday with the family of Michael Brown — a day after 10 people were arrested as during protests over the grand jury decision.
Just after 4 a.m., police said a 33-year-old woman driving a Kia sedan entered the FDR at East 34th Street and began traveling south in the northbound lanes.
It all began with a gunpoint robbery at Health Source Pharmacy, located at 68th-69th Street and Second Avenue, at 1:40 p.m., sources said.
Motorists are advised that two southbound lanes will be closed between 49th Street and the UN underpass.
It happened on the southbound side of the highway near 80th Street.
Some residents of the Upper East Side said Wednesday that they were so unhappy with plans for a new cancer treatment center that they think a garage full of garbage trucks would be preferable.
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”
The city calls it “barrier beautification,” but for many of the 4,000 people who call Waterside Plaza home, they said it’s an everyday eyesore.
A massive transformer explosion rocked a Con Edison plant as Superstorm Sandy raged.
Thousands of outages have been reported around the area, mostly in Connecticut, Long Island and Morris, Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey.