Audio recordings from the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators a year ago reveal a mixture of calm and anguish from the callers, and gunshots from the assailant are heard in the background.
Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday released the 911 phone calls from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in what may be the final official report on...Read more »
The city kicked off its yuletide celebrations with the start of a holiday concert series at the South Street Seaport Monday.
The city's Economic Development Corporation launched the "Water Street Pops! Winter Festival" in the neighborhood to boost businesses there that are still struggling from Superstorm Sandy.
The festival, which runs until Dec. 15, will feature musical performances,...Read more »
The man who killed 26 people including 20 children in an attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago acted alone and his motive may never be known, according to an investigative report released on Monday.
The state attorney's report said that the criminal investigation into the shooting by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who murdered his mother before attacking the school and ended the...Read more »
The New York City economy has largely recovered from Superstorm Sandy except for hard-hit communities in Queens and Staten Island, the region’s top banker said yesterday.
William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, cited “pretty solid job creation through this past summer” led by hiring in education, health care, advertising, computer services, tourism, retail and construction.
However,...Read more »
Several disaster relief programs have been created in the year since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region, but the storm's victims have had only mixed success in acquiring the dollars associated with post-storm legislation. Here's a look at how funds have been apportioned to four of these initiatives.
Build it Back: Registration began in early June for this federally funded but city-driven...Read more »
The FDNY showed off Wednesday its new, superstorm-ready equipment that it has invested in over the last year.
Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano unveiled state of the art, trucks, rescue boats and trailers designed to help New York's Bravest weather out major storms and save people.
During Superstorm Sandy, firefighters handled 94 serious structural fires -- including the blaze destroyed...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent most of the day marking the Superstorm Sandy anniversary by showing off the work done to fortify the city's coastal communities.
Bloomberg toured sites in the Rockaways, Staten Island and Coney Island and said those neighborhoods are more prepared to handle Mother Nature. Of the 59 short-term projects that will storm proof those areas, 75% are completed so far,...Read more »
As New York commemorates the one-year anniversary of Sandy, many parts of the city are well on the path to recovery: The subways are almost back to normal, many shuttered businesses in lower Manhattan have reopened, and aid money continues to flow in from the government.
But for the people who live in the areas that were hardest-hit by the storm, any type of normalcy is still all but a pipe...Read more »
Hundreds of visitors returned to Ellis Island Monday for the reopening of the tourism landmark, one year after Sandy slammed it hard, flooding building basements, destroying electrical and heating systems and forcing the removal of historic artifacts.
“We offer everyone a heart warming welcome to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island which are international icons,” said David Luchsinger,...Read more »
A day before the city marked the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the city's elected officials laid out plans for future aid for thousands of affected New Yorkers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Sen. Charles Schumer and Reps. Nydia Velázquez and Jarold Nadler Monday to give specifics about the second round of federal aid that will be coming in a couple of weeks.
The majority of...Read more »