Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Opening of Bridges and Tunnels.

The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Outer Bridge Crossing are all open. The Holland Tunnel is close until farther notice. While the Lincoln Tunnel remains open. All Path train service remains suspended.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Limited Bus Service as of today.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that limited bus service will start today at 5 pm with  full restoration expected tomorrow.  Fares will be WAIVED on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Buses will run on a Sunday schedule. There are n SUBWAY or COMMUTER running until farther notice. For the third consecutive day, New York City schools will remain close on Wednesday Oct 31.

Nearly 4.5 Million Customers with out power

Con Edison Power Plant
Nearly 4.5 Million Customers served by Con Edison, LIDA, PSEG, JCP&L, Connecticut Light and Power, Orange & Rockland, and NYSEG we're without power as of Tuesday morning.  Con Edison reported about 670,000 customers without electricity mostly in New York City and West Chester County. Con Edison Senior Vice President stated that this the largest Storm-Related outage in our history.

Transformer Explosion

Con Edison Plant Explosion
A massive transformer explosion rocked Con Edison plant Monday night. The explosion happened just before 8:30 pm at the plant at 14th St and Franklin D Roosevelt East Drive. It knock out power to much of Manhattan.  From 39th st South all the way to the Southern tip of Manhattan. Con Edison said it could take up to a week for repairs to be made and for the power to be restored to thousand of customers left in the dark.  It was not immediately learned whether the explosion was directly related to Sandy.  It happened as Con Edison intentionally cut power to 65,000 customer in lower Manhattan in effort to protect equipment and allow for quicker restoration.

NYU Hospital Generators Fail

Ambulances line up
New York University Hospital evacuated after generators goes down. Over 200 patients at NYU was evacuated last night after power went off, and generators began to go down as the result of Hurricane Sandy. Power went down across Manhattan from 39th St South to the tip of the Island.  Backup generator we're in operation, but started to fail at 11 p.m and a evacuation began. 50-70 ambulances lined up along 30th St at First Ave, where the hospital was located.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bridge Closings

George Washington Bridge

Maine Memorial Bridge

Whitestone Bridge

Verrazano Bridge

Throgs Neck Bridge
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Throgs Neck, White Stone, Verrazano-Narrows, George Washington Bridge, Marine Memorial Bridges will be CLOSING at 7p.m.

Crane Collapsed on 57th Street.

Crane Collapsed on 57th St.
A high-riser under construction on West 57th Crane Collapsed. the top of the Crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the Luxury Building. All residents on West 57th between six and seventh ave, has been order to move to lower floors. West 57th, westbound have been closed, according to officials.

Tappan Zee Bridge Closing.

Tappan Zee Bridge
The name Tappan Zee Bridge was derived from Indian and Dutch origin.  Official announced that as of 4:00 p.m. the Tappan zee bridge will be close.

Zone A- Coney Island

Coney Island Light house

Swimburne Island is barely visible
 For the next 48 hours, all eyes will be on Sandy, a catagory 1 Hurricane.  NYC schools are closed and Mass Transit has been shut down. We will be keeping special watch on Coney Island, a flood-prone area that receives little media coverage as compare to other areas of our City.  We will posting pictures and/or video taken from a bird's eyes view at Sea Rise on West 36th Street and Neptune Ave, right outside Sea Gate.

The Holland and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel closings

Schools, Mass Transit and other agencies have shut down around the Tri-State area.  The Holland and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels will be close by 2:00 pm, according to Gov. Cuomo. These Tunnels are prone to flooding and are being closed as a precaution,

Zone A evacuated for Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to in Evacuation Zone A to heed the warnings and get out. At his news conference qt Seward Park High School on the lower East side.  "If you live in Zone A you must evacuate".  That Zone covers low-lying areas that are PRONE to flooding across the Five Boroughs. Zone A includes the following Area of New York City. 1. Coney Island, Manhattan Beach and Redhook and other areas along the East River in Brooklyn. 2. All of the Rockaways, including Hamilton Beach  and Broad Channel in Queens.3. Coastline of Staten Island 4. City Island, Throgg's Neck and South Bronx in the Bronx. 5. Battery Park and stretches of the West Side Water Front and of the Lower East Side and East Villiage in Manhattan. A total of 37.000 people live in Zone A alone.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Welcome to Brooklyn, Barclay

Welcome to Brooklyn, County of Kings, Bucktown U.S.A.; home to almost three million and now home to one of the few arenas in New York City, Barclays Center.   Located on the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, and across the street from Atlantic Mall and over one of Brooklyn’s biggest train stations, Barclays Center is now the crown jewel of Brooklyn.  Owned by Forest City Enterprises and ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, construction started in 2010 and the center was opened to the public for the first event on September 28, 2012, the sold-out eight-show, Live in Brooklyn: Barclays Center Opening Jay-Z Concert.  38,000 square feet are covered in pre-weathered steel to give it that authentic Brooklyn Brownstone look.
After losing the Dodgers in 1957, it was agreed that Brooklyn would once again have its own team, the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center would be their new home.  With the NBA season soon starting, the arena will be home to some of the biggest events this year from WWE Wrestling to Golden Boy Productions boxing.  The Nets will be followed by the NHL’s Islanders who have inked a 25 year deal to relocate from Long Island to Barclays Center in 2015.  Also, there will be big name concerts with Jay-Z starting it off and others such as Green Day, Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga and Rihanna to follow in the near future.
Barclays Center is definitely the comeback Brooklyn needed to have a fresh start.  Being home to many notable celebrities and athletes, Brooklyn is now also home to the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jimmy Kimmell Live! In Brooklyn.

Jimmy Kimmell will be traveling to Brooklyn from Oct.20-Nov.2,2012.  Jimmy Kimmell Live will be Broadcast from his hometown,  Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), other famous New York people- theme, with Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Kelly Ripa and Alicia Keys set to appear at the Performing Arts Center which has been the Cultural Epicenter of Brooklyn since 1861. This is Jimmy Kimmell first road trip since 2006, when the show broadcast from the famous GEM Theater in Detroit to record onf of Jimmy's highest rate week ever.  The people and all it's Brooklyn will be featured throughout the week.  JimmyKimmell Live will coincide with the one and only Brooklyn Nets at Barclay Center. New York's most well know borough will have an interesting week for all ages.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brooklynite Barbara Streisand.

                                    Barbara Streisand                                                       

Barbara Streisand was born Barbara Joan Streisand. Born to Diana and Emanuel  Streisand on April 24, 1942.

Barbara Streisand is a Singer, Actress, Producer, Writer and Director. She has won 2 Academy Awards, 8 Grammy Awards, 5 Emmy Awards, 1 Daytime Special, Special Tony Award and American Film Institute.

She is one of the MOST commercially and critical successful entertainer in modern history.  Streisand first attended the Jewish Orthodox Yeshiva of Brooklyn.
She later attended Eramus Hall H.S. in Brooklyn, New York and join the Fresh Chorus and Choral Club.

Barbara became a Night Club singer in her teen. On her first album, The Barbara Streisand Album won her 2 Grammy Award. Streisand recollects, "I'm glad i came from Brooklyn"-it's down to earth.                                                                                                               

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lyfe Jennings doing his thing with his sultry voice at BB King. B.B. King Blues Club 237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Lyfe Jennings performing at BB King

On Sept. 4,2012, What's up New York? had the opportunity  to hear and see  Lyfe Jennings perform  at BB King and perform he did.  Chester Jermaine Jennings was born June 3, 1973.  Platinum selling American RB and Soul Singer-song writer, recorder producer  and instrumental. Jennings who also is known for his knowledge  of instruments plays guitar,piano and bass. Jennings join a group that included his cousin and older brother. After leaving that band, he continue his love of music. As stated in the song  "Ghetto Superman and "More than a girl" from  the Phoenix. At the age of 19, Jennings went to prison for 10 years. His albums included "Still Believe" in 2010 and "Must be nice" which is my favorite in 2005. Socially minded RB singer as he was referred to from the New York Times, but what he's known for, it's that SULTRY voice he carries with him. Giving you that sit back with a glass of wine kind of mood. When given the opportunity, would go see him again and again.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What's up New York?: Mo's Sunday Comic

What's up New York?: Mo's Sunday Comic: Comedian Angela Cobb Elijah Bullock  Comedian Seaton Smith ...

What's up New York?: "Too Funny Tuesday"

What's up New York?: "Too Funny Tuesday": What's up New York? would like to extend the love to Mr. Dave Lester and the Comic team. He allowed me to come in and speak...

Mo's Sunday Comic

Comedian Angela Cobb
Elijah Bullock 

Comedian Seaton Smith

Comedian Dave Laster

Comedian Esteben Romero
Mo's Fort Greene is a great place to be on a Sunday Night. Comedians like Esteben Romero, Seaton Smith, Elijah Bullock, Angela Cobb and the one and only Dave Lester will have you laughing your pants off. Go sit back relax and enjoy the show. Brooklyn is full of the best comedians there is. So let's bring it back.

"Too Funny Tuesday" @ Harvey's

Comedian Dino Vigo c

Comedian Carolyn Castiglia

Comedian Dave Lester

Comedian Chloe Hilliard Ad

Comedian Carl Samuels
What's up New York? would like to extend the love to Mr. Dave Lester and the Comic team. He allowed me to come in and speak of what i hear, and what i heard was , bringing Comedy back to Brooklyn. Where you can just relax and hear a host of comedians from MTV and Comedy Central do what they like and is, to make you LAUGH.