UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan. (THECOUNT) — A large-scale power outage is impacting Upper Manhattan and Midtown.
Con Edison’s outage map says that 27,522 customers are without service across Midtown and Upper Manhattan, reports ABC7NY.
No traffic lights working and we even lost power here at the station.
NYPD is directing traffic manually at intersections with dark traffic lights.
The MTA says outages are reported at subway stations throughout Manhattan.
Subway service is limited into Manhattan from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
FDNY says they have numerous elevators stuck around the Upper West Side.
No official word on what has caused the power outage, but there are reports of a transformer fire at 64th street and West End Avenue.
NYFD is responding to a large fire in a Trump Tower on the Upper West Side of NYC.
Black smoke was seen billowing out of the 21st floor of the high-rise building on West End Avenue near 65th Street.
The FDNY confirmed that the fire started on a terrace of the building. h/t nbcnewyork Continue reading
Tragedy struck at a NYC Victoria’s Secrets store after security staff found a fetus in the bag belonging to two teenage girls who were being detained.. The women, both 17, were suspected of shoplifting and stopped as they attempted to leave the store. The guards then found what appeared to be a deceased baby contained in one of the shopping bags.
I’ll start this by saying that Forest Whitaker made the classic “outraged hand-in-cookie-jar” defensive reaction after coming out publicly claiming he was wrongly accused of shoplifting at a NYC deli Friday morning. Now for the important question, where is the store’s security camera footage? After all, it is a NY deli… And this video could literally thrust the eatery on to the international stage, what is also referred to as, the big time.
Whitaker, who probably has millions in the bank, was on his way out of the Milano Market on the Upper West Side Friday when he was stopped by a deli employee and accused of swiping an item from the shelf, reports TMZ.
… the employee proceeded to frisk Whitaker in plain view … treating him as if he were a common criminal.
Though TMZ said the employee “pat down” yielded nothing, our sources say Whitaker immediately became agitated as the store clerk tried to initially detain him, “He got really mad and started yelling, ‘I’m a millionaire, why would I steal? Why would I steal? Do you want to frisk me? You wanna frisk me?'” Our man on the street added, “The deli has security video of the event but neither party wants to pursue the matter further.” Okay let me guess, when the tape gets released, Whitaker will suddenly claim he was researching a movie roll… “KLEPTO?”
Why do rich people do stuff like this? Forest is So Winona Ryder buttons!
This is one of those footnotes (get it? footnote?) to a story that just makes you scratch your head or as the kid’s call it, SMH…
The incredibly viral story this week about a cop giving a pair of boots to a homeless man resolved in the homeless man removing the shoes… That’s right folks, he’s barefoot again! And get this, he said the boots could have got him killed on the street AND he feels like he’s been ripped off and wants a bigger piece of the money pie! CLASSIC!
When a reporter approached the homeless man to inquired as to the whereabouts of his cop given shoes, the homeless man replied, “Those shoes are hidden, they are worth a lot of money, I could lose my life.” And I guess that’s where the SMH thing comes in…
Now the homeless guy is openly complaining about the fact that he gave no permission for his image to be used on YouTube and every other social media outlet that plastered the events as headline news. “I was put on YouTube,” he told the reporter, “I was put on everything without permission. What do I get? This went around the world, and I want a piece of the pie.”
The random act of kindness was captured on video by an Arizona tourist, who shared the photo with the NYPD. It was then posted on the NYPD’s Facebook page and boom, it went viral, generating more than 600,000 “likes,” 47,000 comments and warmed the cockles of countless hearts.