The New York City Comic Con convention continued as thousands of costumed fans poured into the Jacob Javits Center again today. The four day event which runs October 9-12 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. [Warning: Contains some nudity]
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The Ryders Alley Trencher-fed Society (R.A.T.S.) is a group of enthusiasts who take their dogs out to hunt rats in New York City. Members of the independent group venture out on night-time excursions to allow their dogs to do what they do best: hunt and kill vermin.
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The long awaited National September 11 Memorial Museum will open to the public on May 21 following a six-day dedication period for 9/11 families, survivors, first responders, workers and local city residents. For the dedication period the doors to the museum will be open for 24-hours a day from May 15 through May 20. On Thursday President Barack Obama and the first lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the opening of the museum. The exhibitions and displays seek to pay tribute to the 2,983 victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 bombing while also educating the public on the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
A seventh person has died after two New York City buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion apparently caused by a gas leak. The number of those injured in the incident is now “close to 60″, police spokesman Detective Marc Nell said, with several more victims feared trapped in the rubble.
Nell also said the seventh victim of Wednesday’s blast was pulled from the buildings’ rubble, adding that no one had died at a hospital.
The blast, which scattered debris across nearby rooftops, brought down the adjoining five-story buildings, with a total of 15 apartments, at about 9:30 a.m. on a largely residential Upper Manhattan block at East 116th Street and Park Avenue.
Snow has blanketed much of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Atlanta were hit particularly hard by the snow storm and winter weather.
Today Ford unveiled their 50th anniversary edition of the Mustang. The release took place simultaneously in Dearborn, Michigan, in Manhattan on the Today Show and in Shanghai, China. It’s the 6th generation of the muscle car. “We wanted to make sure that, at first glance, you know it is a Mustang — but at the same time you know it is the next Mustang,” said Mark Fields, the automaker’s chief operating officer.
Dogs dressed in their Halloween best paraded in New York’s Tompkins Square Park Saturday for the 23rd annual event. Thousands of spectators gathered to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in one of the the country’s largest Halloween Dog Parade.
Art collectors and tourists in New York got a bargain last weekend when British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work is expected to fetch upwards of $150,000 at an auction later this year, sold paintings at a pop-up stall in Central Park for $60. “Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100 percent authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each,” the elusive artist said in a posting on his website on Monday. Text and images courtesy of Reuters.
The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.