To be asked to "Walk This Way" is no idle challenge when it involves walking down every last street in New York City. Anthony Mason can tell us all about THAT: When Bill Helmreich set off to see New York City, not just the landmarks we know but the hidden gems, he knew it would be a long journey "It's amazing how quickly it all adds up," he laughed, considering his journey has taken him, to date, 6,048 miles. "That is like walking to Los Angeles and back as the crow flies, and then another 971 miles to St. Louis. It was really a long walk!" It had to be, if his mission was to write a book called "The New York Nobody Knows." He took his first steps in a leafy enclave near the city's outer border in Queens. He says he's worn out nine pairs of shoes during his jaunts: "It's 30 miles a week, 120 a month, 1,500 a year, and in four years, you're at 6,000." A professor of sociology at City College, the 69-year-old Helmreich walked almost every street -- nearly 125,000 blocks -- from the … [Read more...] about A view from the streets of New York City (all of them)
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The 47th annual New York City Marathon will take place this Sunday, Nov. 5. It is the largest marathon in the world, with 51,394 finishers in 2016 and nearly 100,000 applicants for the 2017 race. Favorable temperatures and cloudy conditions will greet runners on Sunday morning. This year's 26.2-mile marathon expects over 50,000 runners to complete the course through all five boroughs of New York City. There will be four wave starts for runners. The first start time is at 8:30 a.m. EST. The last wave is set to start at 11 a.m. EST. Temperatures will remain in the upper 50s throughout much of the race, with a high around 58 F. The temperature may vary based on cloud coverage versus sun. However, temperatures will likely not go above 60 F due to a light easterly wind coming off of the ocean. The easterly wind will blow in the range of 7 to 14 mph. Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) … [Read more...] about 2017 New York City Marathon forecast: Cloudy conditions to greet runners
Alabama residents have complained about the "horrific" smell from the sewage. (Dennis Pillion/AL.com) New York City wastewater treatment plants will reportedly stop sending trains filled with partially treated sewage to Alabama after Yellowhammer State residents complained about the “horrific” smell and sludge-driven health issues. The wastewater treatment plants — six from New York City and one from New Jersey — began dumping biosolids into the Big Sky Environmental, LLC landfill in Adamsville, Alabama, more than a year ago, according to AL.com. The state became a landing zone for New York City sewage as the state faces challenges to solve its waste problem. The Environmental Protection Agency said in 1988 that waste should not end up in the ocean. But the operation has left a sour taste among locals, who said the waste brought on disgusting smell and a slew of health concerns. “On a hot day, the odor and flies are horrific,” West … [Read more...] about New York City stops sewage train to Alabama after residents complain of ‘horrific’ smell
A Weekend with the Strawberry Moon in New York City Three clear days over the weekend gave New Yorkers a beautiful view of the Strawberry Moon http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/ The moon rises over One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan as seen from West Orange, NJ on Saturday (Fox News/Gary Hershorn) the-moon-rises-over-one-world-trade-center-in-lower-manhattan-as-seen-from-west-orange,-nj-on-saturday The full moon rising over 42nd Street on Friday evening as seen from Weehawken, NJ (Fox News/Gary Hershorn) the-full-moon-rising-over-42nd-street-on-friday-evening-as-seen-from-weehawken,-nj The moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty Sunday night as seen from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ (Fox News/Gary Hershorn) the-moon-rises-behind-the-statue-of-liberty-sunday-night-as-seen-from-liberty-state-park-in-jersey-city,-nj Saturday night's moonrise over lower Manhattan in New York City (Fox News/Gary Hershorn) … [Read more...] about A Weekend with the Strawberry Moon in New York City
Audio clip: Listen to audio clip. On 114th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in the northern section of Manhattan, you would find a New York City Public School in the famed brownstone neighborhood of Harlem. It's called the Wadleigh Secondary School. In the same building, two floors above, you will find the Success Academy Harlem West; also a public school, charter, but public. And it's a beautiful building with it's Gothic inspired frame on top. My guest is a math teacher at that charter school. Nicholas Simmons, welcome. "This past year at the city public school downstairs, grades six through eight, zero percent of the students met state standards in Math or English. In Harlem West, your school 96% were proficient in math. 75% in Reading and Writing..." Check out these other free FOX News podcasts! … [Read more...] about Two New York City Public Schools in the Same Building. One Failing. One Succeeding. What’s the difference?