Tornado Watch for Parts of New Jersey until 10pm: Thursday, June 27 2013

A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of New Jersey until 10 p.m. for the following locations:

ATLANTIC

BURLINGTON

CAMDEN

CAPE MAY

CUMBERLAND

GLOUCESTER

HUNTERDON

MERCER

MIDDLESEX

MONMOUTH

MORRIS

OCEAN

SALEM

SOMERSET

SUSSEX

WARREN

Source: National Weather Service: “TORNADO WATCH 377 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT”

Boy Shot By Fellow Student At Georgia School Thursday

A student opened fire at middle school and wounded a 14 year old in the neck at around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia.

It is believed that the shooting was not random and something occurred between the two students. An armed officer who was off-duty was able to get the gun away, and the wounded boy was taken Grady Memorial Hospital and dispatched Thursday night.

Picture: MSNBC.

A crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets awaiting word of their children after they noticed about the situation. Emergency procedures were followed according to protocol and students were kept at the locked down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.

Gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end,” Reed said. “Too many young people are being harmed, and too many families are suffering from unimaginable and unnecessary grief.”, said Mayor Kasim Reed.

Noe I, Windows of the World.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Twitter Pictures

 

Millions of people crowded the streets of New York City Thursday to watch the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the biggest event in the city since Superstorm Sandy caused significant damage in the region.

Helium balloons took over the streets of New York, and this is how people shared their views on Twitter:

 

#MacysParade via @todayshow

Santa Claus makes his first appearance of the year at Macy’s magical parade studio. Via Today Show.

‘Elf on a shelf arrives. #macysparade #whyimthankful via @todayshow


To infinity… and beyond! #macysparade #buzzlightyear. Via @tuckerbaileyco

Ahoy there, Sailor Mickey! #macysparade. Via @NadiaNeophytou

Spiderman swinging through the sky as we report live from the streets! Via @1010WINSNewYork

Spongebob! Perfect day for a parade. Via @JenMaxfield7

Kung Fu Panda. #NYC #macysparade via @johndeguzman

Kermit arrives at 34th street. #macysparade via @todayshow

Hello Kitty balloon kicks off the #macysparade! Via @peoplemag

#MacysParade via @todayshow

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Information and New Route

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns this Thursday with a set of new balloons and floats, kicking off the holiday season.

The old route used to march down Seventh Ave. in Midtown for years but this year the route has changed for the 86th annual parade, bringing the balloons down to Sixth Ave. to the parade’s end point in front of the famous Macy’s Herald Square location. Macy’s officials believe that Sixth Ave. is the safest route for the World-Famous Macy’s Parade.

Approximately 3.5 million spectators are believed will enjoy the parade, and this will make roads in Midtown and the Upper West Side impassable until early afternoon Thursday.

The balloons started being inflated Thursday. Today Show shows us one of them here:

56 balloons are being inflated starting Wednesday, and that means those shutdowns will being Wednesday early in the morning, police said.

The inflation event is open to the public form 3PM to 10PM on Wednesday and visitors can visit the staging area at West 79th St. and Columbus Circle.

On Thursday, the parade begins at 9AM on West 77th Street and Central Park West, making its way south to Columbus Circle. Once there, the parade will go east along 59th Street to Sixth Ave. where it will continue all the way to West 34th Street before turning west to end in front of the famous Macy’s Store.

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Noe I. for Windows of the World.

World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel Coming to New York

New York is getting another ‘biggest’ with the upcoming Ferris wheel which is to be built on Staten Island. It’s part of a plan to draw tourists to what’s been known as the ‘forgotten borough’.

The wheel to be called ‘New York Wheel’, is to grace a spot overlooking the Statue of Liberty, New York Habor and the downtown New York skyline. It’s a $230 million attraction with 625-foot-tall structure that will be higher than the Singapore Flying and the London Eye. New York Wheel will be an attraction unlike any other, said Michael Bloomberg Thursday.

Construction is set to begin in early 2014 and will be privately financed. The attraction will include an outlet mall and a 200-room hotel  and it’s set to open to public by the end of 2015.

Staten Island is the only one borough that is not accessible by subway. To residents in the area, the wheel will bring the borough more respect.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Space Shuttle Endeavour Returns To California

The Space shuttle Endeavour returned Thursday to California on a wistful journey over the country that paid homage to NASA workers and Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, an astronaut.

A 747 jet carrying the space shuttle will take off again on Friday morning to make an appearance over Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles skies stopping at the Los Angeles International Airport where Endeavour will be prepped for a slow ride on a special flatbed trailer through city streets next month and ending as a museum showpiece.

Endeavour’s has been delayed twice during the past days due to stormy weather along the Gulf of Mexico and on Wednesday it departed from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where crowds were looking for the space shuttle to appear in the sky.

Space shuttle Endeavour flew 25 times, where its mission was mostly to supply the International Space Station and spent 299 days in space and circled Earth nearly 4,700 times, logging 123 million miles.

Picture Gene Blevins  /  Reuters

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