The effort to restore power to those impacted by megastorm Sandy will apparently take longer than initially hoped.
The southernmost tip of Manhattan was as deserted as an Old West ghost town Wednesday evening, but anyone who passed through would find much of the area remained in horrific shape in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Trading resumed on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday after being closed for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ran the opening bell.
Con Edison said that is considering cutting power to about 6,500 customers in Lower Manhattan if the surge from the Hurricane Sandy is severe enough to threaten underground lines.
A new study has showed that young professionals have been drawn to Lower Manhattan like a magnet – in a very positive change after the area suffered from job losses following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
A 21-year-old woman said she was sitting on a bench when a man approached her. She told police that he hit her in the face, attempted to strangle her and then dragged her into the bushes where she was sexually assaulted.
Organizers said Sunday’s events focus on people power and the use of culturally creative tactics to build the movement.
Although there have been spotty power outages of late, Con Edison of New York said that it’s staying on top of the power grid, despite having its 8,500 union employees locked out.
It’s truly a tall tale. More specifically, it’s the tallest residential building in the United States, and it’s in lower Manhattan. CBS 2′s Emily Smith takes the tour.
Police said 26-year-old Karl Vanderwoude, the suspect dubbed as the “well-dressed groper, was arrested and charged with unlawful surveillance and forcible touching.
A well dressed and dangerous sexual predator is on the prowl, according to police. The unidentified man is being called the “Well Dressed Groper”, he has been roaming the city’s streets and subways, touching women, and then running away.
Scientist Ben Strauss says that with projections of a 2 to 7 foot sea level rise for the year 2100, “parts of the Lower East Side and Battery City Park would be permanently under the water.”
It’s a good news, bad news trade-off in lower Manhattan. A rat-infested city park is being renovated, but the project has eliminated a precious commodity — dozens of public parking spots.
The preliminary plan for the site calls for barricades and four checkpoints for cabs, delivery trucks and private cars.
At WCBS Newsradio 880, we continue our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 with one that “occupied” so much our time and one neighborhood park in Lower Manhattan.
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