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Giant Drill Bit Pierces Subway Tunnel, Touches Occupied Train

nbcnewyork.com — The MTA says a giant drill bit being used in a construction project pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform. The MTA says the drill hit an F train around 11:45 a.m.

I-Team: New Radar Could Help Prevent Bird Strikes, Congressmen Say

nbcnewyork.com — On Oct. 4, JetBlue flight 683 left John Kennedy F. International Airport around 7 a.m., bound for Orlando. But shortly after takeoff, the plane carrying 144 passengers returned to Kennedy. A JetBlue spokeswoman said the captain encountered a bird strike. In April, passenger Grant Cordone left Kennedy on Delta Flight 1063 bound for Los Angeles.

Christie to Sandy Heckler: "Sit Down and Shut Up"

nbcnewyork.com — Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey will take stock of the recovery from Sandy Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of the storm. The October 2012 storm devastated the oceanfront coastline and caused catastrophic flooding in New York City and cities in New Jersey, including Hoboken and Jersey City.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Tyne Daly Books First Broadway Musical in More Than 20 Years

nbcnewyork.com — It's been 23 years since Tyne Daly was in a musical on Broadway. That show was "Gypsy," and her portrayal of Mama Rose won her a 1990 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical. Daly left "Gypsy" in July 1990, returning to the show in the spring of 1991 through its closing in July.

First Look at Observation Deck at One World Trade

nbcnewyork.com — It's a symbol of strength that's now part of the New York City skyline. We're getting our first look at the observation deck at One World Trade. Rob Schmitt reports.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Newark Mayor Orders Halloween Curfew for Kids

nbcnewyork.com — Trick-or-treaters - and just about anyone else under the age of 18 - will have to be home by 10 p.m. this Halloween in Newark. Mayor Ras Baraka announced Thursday that unaccompanied minors must be home between 10 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday to ensure the safety of children and to prevent any late-night mischief.

NYC "Actively Monitoring" 117 People at Risk for Ebola

nbcnewyork.com — The city is actively monitoring nearly 120 people who have recently returned from Ebola-stricken countries out of an abundance of caution as it seeks to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, Mayor de Blasio's administration said Thursday.

Dad of 4-Year-Old New Jersey Boy Who Fatally Shot 6-Year-Old Neighbor Pleads Guilty to Child Endangerment

nbcnewyork.com — The father of a then-4-year-old New Jersey boy who fatally shot his 6-year-old neighbor with his father's unsecured gun has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in exchange for less jail time, NBC 4 New York has learned.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Man Hit, Killed by MTA Bus in Brooklyn: NYPD

nbcnewyork.com — An MTA bus hit and killed a pedestrian crossing a Brooklyn street early Thursday, police say.

I-Team: Two Years after Sandy, FEMA Aid to Hospitals Questioned

nbcnewyork.com — On New York City's First Avenue, two hospitals sit two blocks apart, but the scenes last week could not have been more different. In front of Bellevue Hospital Center, a dozen news vans clogged the street. Reporters jockeyed for position in front of the main entrance.
Oct 30, 2014

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MTA Confirms 4 Percent Fare Hike Coming Next Year

nbcnewyork.com — New York City commuters can expect to pay more to use public transportation next year. MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said Wednesday the plan is to increase subway and bus fares by 4 percent beginning in March. It wasn't immediately clear how the 4 percent fare hike would affect base fare, weekly and monthly MetroCards, commuter train passes or pay-per-ride discounts.

Dramatic Aerial Tour of Sandy NJ Aftermath

Oct 29, 2014

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Man Beheads Woman, Jumps in Front of LIRR Train: Officials

nbcnewyork.com — A man beheaded a woman, then jumped in front of a moving Long Island Rail Road train in what's being investigated as a brutal murder-suicide, law enforcement officials say. The officials said police found the body of a woman in her 60s outside a Farmingdale apartment complex on Secatogue Avenue Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Woman Walking Around Manhattan Catcalled 108 Times in 1 Day

nbcnewyork.com — A woman walking on the streets of Manhattan for a full day stands to get catcalled more than 100 times, according to a public service announcement posted online Tuesday. Hollaback!, a group trying to end street harassment, said in that volunteer Shoshana Roberts was catcalled by men 108 times over the course of a day walking around Manhattan earlier this year.
Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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