Metro North Commuter Train Hits Car, Kills 6

Six people died this evening when a crowded Metro North Harlem Line train hit a Jeep Cherokee north of White Plains, New York.
More than 750 Passengers were estimated to be inside the train and they were evacuated to the back, MTA says.
The head car of the train set on fire immediately after the crash.
It’s not clear what led to the crash at this hour.

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Metro North stated on their Twitter account that the Harlem Service is temporary suspended between North White Plains and Pleasantville.

Noe I. For Windows of the World

Wintry Mix Hits New York Area

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A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect for the New York City area, as a system of wintry mix of precipitation is moving east. Snow accumulations will be less in the south.

Northern New Jersey is likely to get more than hakf-foot of snow.

New York City Schools are open, and so are their after-school programs, but field trips have been canceled.

Drivers are being warned to be extra cautious and leave extra time. Alternate side parking regulations have been suspended for snow removal Monday.

Mayor Bill De Blasio issued a severe weather warning and hazardous travel advisory for Monday.

Long Island Railroad, Metro-North, MTA, working on normal weekday schedule as extra crews are keeping platforms clear of snow and ice.

It is advised for riders to take extra time for morning and evening commutes.

Noe I. For Windows of the World

Helicopter Lands In New York’s Hudson River

Authorities of NYPD reported a helicopter that carried four Swedish tourists landed in the Hudson River Sunday afternoon, near 79th Street. Everyone have been rescued at this hour.

Passengers and pilot were immediately taken to the shore. The helicopter remains upright.

Among the victims, there were 2 children. All the occupants were transported to the 79th Street Boat Basin via Jet Ski.

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One World Trade Center to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere

Our favorite building, One World Trade Center is set to reach another milestone Monday, April 19 becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

The final two sections of the 408-foot spire are set to be raised by constructors tomorrow Monday. The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, the year of U.S. independence.

One World Trade Center became New York’s tallest building in April 2012.

Here are some of WTC 1’s latest pictures that can be seen on @WTCProgress

BlackBerry Hosts Launch Party in NYC

BlackBerry goes on sale in the United States tomorrow Friday, after a delay of nearly two months since it was first presented. Apple and Samsung Electronics are ahead of RIM in market share and sales, that’s why RIM made a commercial for the Super Bowl and have been hosting parties with artists in Austin and Los Angeles, not to mention they plastered billboards  and newspapers showing off their new phone.

AT&T will begin selling the BlackBerry Z10 for almost the same price as the iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy SIII, making those devices the main competence. Apple sold 5 million phones the first weekend they were available last year, and Samsung shipped 10 million of their SIII model in the first two months of sale.

RIM’s smartphone market has fallen from 50% in 2009, to 5.9% this year, according to comScore, that’s why they’re spending more money than they did on previous launches. Tonight, singer Janelle Monae is performing in RIM’s Z10 party held in New York City.

Z10 is already on sale in the U.K. and India.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Amtrak Derailment In Connecticut Causes Suspension Of Service In The Tri-State

Amtrak service has been suspended in the busy New York-Boston corridor due to a derailment in New Haven, Connecticut.

New York – Washington service has not been suspended, making the Springfield, Massachusetts shuttle operate as scheduled.

Passengers who opt to not travel due to the service interruption will receive a full refund or another trip voucher. Go to Amtrak.com or use the Amtrak Mobile App to modify or cancel your tickets.

New York: MTA Bus Driver Passes Out; Passenger Grabs Wheel

MTA bus crashed into several parked cars after driver apparently passed out and a passenger grabbed the wheel and hit the brakes.

The situation happened at around 7:05pm at Madison Ave. and 85th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

It is believed that 23 people were evaluated for injuries and other 3 were taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition.

Picture via @SoniaRincon from WINS New York

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