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Entries by Christopher Mathias from 11/2012

New York City Marathon Will Go On Despite Hurricane Sandy And Outraged New Yorkers

Posted 11.01.2012 | New York

New Yorkers expressed outrage this week over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that the ING New York City Marathon will go ahead as scheduled Sun...

How New Yorkers Are Helping Relief Efforts After Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Normally on a Saturday morning, Erica Siegel, a 33-year-old real estate agent, would be working or taking a run. But this weekend found he...

Gas Shortage In New York Could Go On For Days, Says Mayor Bloomberg

Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that fully resolving the shortages at gas stations could take a few days. Bloomberg spoke at a briefing Satu...

Yoselyn Ortega Charged WIth The Murder Of Lucia And Leo Krim;

Posted 11.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The nanny who police say stabbed to death two children in her care before trying to kill herself was charged Saturday with murder. Yosely...

One57 Crane Boom Now Tethered, Nearly A Week After Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's mayor says the dangling boom of a midtown Manhattan crane damaged in the storm is tethered to the luxury high-rise buildin...

Homes Damaged By Superstorm Sandy Will Be Uninhabitable In The Cold, Says Governor Cuomo

Posted 11.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds. The National Weather Service pred...

Bloomberg: 'I Would Bet Twenty-Five Cents That Obama Would Win. I Wouldn't Bet Fifty'

Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

Wanting to do something to help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I went down to Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan on Friday and, along with a motley cro...

When The Power Came Back On In New York: The Celebrations After Superstorm Sandy (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

Lower Manhattan gave an audible cheer Friday afternoon. After days of living in the dark, the power was back in the East Village, the LES, and Soho. ...

Staten Island Destruction: Photographer Tim Soter Captures Oakwood After Superstorm Sandy (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

Staten Island is still reeling from the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly half of the 42 killed by the storm in New York City were from th...

Mayor Bloomberg Helps Poll Worker Find His Name On Voter Roster

Posted 11.06.2012 | New York

By Nicole Bode, Jill Colvin UPPER EAST SIDE — If he wasn't the mayor, he might have been turned away at the polls. A flustered poll worker wor...

Empire State Building On Election Night: CNN Turns Iconic Building Blue For Obama Victory (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

CNN announced early Tuesday they would project the presidential election results on top of the Empire State Building in New York City. Blue lights...

G Train Begins Limited Service For First Time Since Sandy

Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

he G train began running limited service in Brooklyn Wednesday. It had been suspended since Hurricane Sandy hit more than a week ago. ...

New York Celebrates Barack Obama's Reelection (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

New York's 29 electoral votes, unsurprisingly, went towards President Barack Obama's successful reelection bid Tuesday. And after a trying week de...

Jerome Isaac Guilty Of Fatally Torching Doris Gillespie, 73, In Brooklyn Elevator

Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City man has pleaded guilty to fatally burning an elderly woman inside the elevator of her apartment building. Prosecutors ann...

New York Nor'easter: Parks Closed, People Evacuated As Another Storm Hits Sandy-Battered City (LIVE UPDATES)

Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

As parts of New York City are still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy, yet another storm is settling in over the five boroughs Wednesday, br...

Hurricane Sandy Damages Five Homes In One Family

Posted 11.08.2012 | New York

GERRITSEN BEACH — Diane Sullivan spent the eighth day after Hurricane Sandy dragging debris and digging up sand outside her clapboard home. The m...

With More Storms on the Horizon, Insurers Could Drop Coastal Homes Altogether

Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

By Patrick Clark In 1938, when storm-watchers gave hurricanes names fit for railroad lines, the Great New England formed off Africa’s western coa...

Yoselyn Ortega, Nanny Accused Of Killing Children, Had Money Problems And Was Stressed About Son

Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor UPPER WEST SIDE — Cops believe the financial pressures that could have driven an $18...

New Rockaway Ferry Service to Manhattan Launches Monday

Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

THE ROCKAWAYS — A new ferry is pulling into the Rockaways to help residents get to work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The ferry service, launch...

Veterans Day Parade 2012: New York City Honors Those Who Served Our Country (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.12.2012 | New York

U.S. military veterans, young and old, marched down Fifth Avenue Sunday for the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade. According to CNN, The Un...

Governor Cuomo To Seek $30 Billion In Federal Aid To Rebuild New York After Superstorm Sandy

Posted 11.12.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to request $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, which heavily damaged parts of N...

Best Of Enemies: Why Occupy Activists Are Working With NYC's Government

Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

Two hundred people were lined up at a hurricane relief center in a park in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood Sunday morning when three volunteers hoi...

'Spoils': From The New York Dumpster To The Dining Room (VIDEO)

Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

By Alex Mallis An aging Brooklyn artist, his young assistant, and a blind friend arrive by rusted retro car; a Puerto Rican woman and her teenage g...

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, Formerly The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Set To Reopen After Sandy

Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, a key New York City thoroughfare flooded by Superstorm Sandy, is being reopened to cars. New...

'Christine Quinn Vies To Become New York's Post-Sandy Mayor'

Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

By Chris Smith The emergency response to Hurricane Sandy is far from over, but the political reaction is in full swing. On Thursday President Obama...