Just in the past week several tales have surfaced of brushes with great white sharks off northeastern Atlantic shores – including some eyebrow-raising video. Thank (or blame) conservation efforts, researchers say.
The Statue of Liberty reopening was a sign of recovery as the nation used the day to celebrate its independence in a wide variety of ways — from fireworks tributes to fallen firefighters to parades, concerts, and hot-dog eating contests.
Since 1978 the state of New York has been required to plan for a superstorm-like disaster. But detailed warnings went unheeded, and much of the planning and recovery from hurricane Sandy was done on the fly.
Many hit hard by hurricane Sandy will be celebrating a subdued Thanksgiving this year. But there is still much to be grateful for, and thanks to New York and New Jersey organizations, no one will miss a turkey dinner.
New York and New Jersey were particularly hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Power losses and interruptions in subway service could last for days. Some wonder if certain polling places will be ready to open in time for next week's election.