Northattan’s Kristen Reed searched the Web for some of the most engaging stories on Hurricane Sandy. Here they are! Stay posted for updates throughout the night.
By Michael M. Grynbaum
The New York Times, published: October 29, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie gave very different advice to residents in preparation and survival for Sandy’s arrival. Bloomberg encouraged New Yorkers to “read a book.” Cuomo very eloquently stated: “You do not need to be going to the beach to take pictures, you really don’t.” And Christie was plain blunt when he said “It’s just stupid,” in reference to Jersey Shore residents who refused to evacuate.
By Kerry Burke, Greg B. Smith and Corky Siemaszko
New York Daily News, published: Monday, October 29, 2012, 3:10 pm
Sandy caused a construction crane to collapse on 57th Street. The crane is dangling from the 70th floor of what is expected to be the tallest residential building in Manhattan. Residents nearby have been evacuated and Sandy’s powerful winds are preventing crews from securing the crane.
By Jennifer Peltz and Tom Hays
The Associated Press
Con Edison reports that power is out for most of Manhattan south of 26th Street. On the East Side, some outages extend as high as 29th Street. This outage is separate from the planned outage Con Ed initiated to prevent lower Manhattan underwater systems from flood damage.
By Janice Lloyd
Five sets of parents with their newborns were transported by ambulance from New York Downtown Hospital in lower Manhattan to a Bronx hospital on higher ground.
Sandy ripped off the facade of a residential building in Chelsea leaving four apartments exposed. No injuries were reported but emergency services units and the Red Cross are on the scene at the building on 14th Street and 8th Avenue.
By Adam Taylor
This “Superstorm” has caused the MTA to suspend service until further notice. MTA workers are saying that it could take until the end of the week to restore service to some lines. Some NJ PATH stations are already under water.
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