Severe and bitter cold took a toll on transit systems around the Tri-State Area Friday, with track trouble leading to extended delays for thousands of commuters at Penn Station.
Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT commuters faced significant delays Friday morning due to power problems and icing in the tunnels.
The MTA said LIRR service was temporarily suspended in and out of Penn Station due to fire department activity. Service has since been restored.
A woman was struck and injured by an ambulance in Midtown late Friday.
The FDNY said the fire was in an area of temporary wiring used for lighting in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.
Firefighters were sent to Penn Station late Wednesday afternoon, after smoke filled an electrical room.
A fire in a freight elevator at Penn Station caused delays on both NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road trains during the Friday evening commute.
NJ TRANSIT said one of its employees found white powder on board one of its trains and alerted authorities.
Amtrak said customers should allow extra time to buy a ticket from an agent at the station.
A section of West 35th Street was shut down Tuesday morning after a suspected hotel thief barricaded himself in an office building.
With an increase of terrorist activity overseas by ISIS, the governor said the New York City area is a high profile target.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that National Guard troops and additional police officers at mass transit points and other sites in the New York City area – amid an increased threat of terrorist activity.
Many of New York’s top attractions can be visited for free or at a discount.
The sky view on the West Side near Penn Station is slowly disappearing under a canopy of concrete as a mega platform meant to support a massive development called “Manhattan West” progresses.
Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.