As the head of the NYC Preppers Network, New York City firefighter Jason Charles spends his spare time thinking about what would happen in the event of a catastrophe, planning for everything from the weather-related, like a hurricane, to the more sinister, like a mass chemical attack. It isn’t necessarily fun, but Charles believes it’s incredibly important to prepare for every contingency possible. This is the type of “game” that all preppers, a subculture made famous by National Geographic’s TV show Doomsday Preppers, take part in. A game of chess, says Charles, where winning or losing means life or death. Unlike other preppers, many of whom live in less populated areas, Charles has to contend with one major obstacle to surviving any apocalypse: living on the island of Manhattan. “The biggest problem is getting off this rock,” Charles told Business Insider from his Harlem apartment. “People in a town or a landlocked city can just walk … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Escape New York City During A Doomsday Scenario
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WEEHAWKEN, N.J. — New Jersey towns along a busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a long-term bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It's just not clear when. New Jersey's Department of Transportation has previously said the lanes on Route 495 will be closed starting in mid-summer. Now, they say it will be later this summer, but haven't given a date. Local officials say there are still details that need to be worked out. They're concerned about traffic jams in the towns of Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen. They're also concerned about how much overtime they will have to pay police for traffic control. Officials say the state hasn't said it will reimburse those costs. … [Read more...] about Traffic ‘nightmare’ for New York-bound motorists, but when?
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatergoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City. In a region known for its soul-crushing gridlock and delay-prone rail system, the 80-year-old Route 495 viaduct connecting the New Jersey Turnpike to the tunnel is where smooth rides come to die daily for more than 150,000 motorists. And, it's going to get worse. An estimated two-and-a-half-year rehabilitation project to shore up the bridge and replace the roadway surface will close one lane in each direction, 24 hours per day for about two years. The New Jersey Department of Transportation is overseeing the $90 million undertaking, which it says will extend the life of the bridge by 75 years. Motorists should expect "severe congestion," DOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said. Schapiro didn't provide a date for when the closures … [Read more...] about Major New York-area traffic bottleneck about to get worse
NEW YORK - A snout and 2 little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice. This new weapon in the hands of New York's sanitation service spells certain death for the rat. Rick Simeone's team is at work in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side, one of Manhattan's oldest districts. The day before, they spent more than three hours locating all the entrances to the burrows, 67 in all. That means there could be more than 250 "rattus norvegicus," the scientific name for common brown rats, living there. Burrow by burrow, the team drops into each hole several small pellets resembling ice cubes but which are actually dry ice, carbon dioxide in solid form. The surrounding air temperature ensures that the carbon dioxide reverts to gaseous form and asphyxiates the rats, which are usually asleep at this time of the day. Normally, 90 to 100 percent of the rodents are exterminated. "It's a method that's very … [Read more...] about New York puts its rats on ice
Pat Ralph, provided by Published 9:39 am, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Spencer Platt/Getty Image President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to attack special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, reiterating his claim that it is a "Witch Hunt". Trump's most recent remarks about the Russia probe come as the special counsel's investigation enters its second year. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to attack the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, reiterating his claim that it is a "Witch Hunt". Trump started his tirade by criticizing a story reported by The New York Times on Saturday that his son, Donald Trump Jr., and other campaign aides met with a gulf emissary who offered help for the 2016 presidential election. The man who reportedly met with Trump Jr. and campaign aides three months before the 2016 presidential election was the first sign that a … [Read more...] about Trump goes on Sunday morning Twitter tirade attacking the Mueller probe, Hillary Clinton, and The New York Times