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Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorit … Full Article

NYC parks closing at 6 p.m. due to storm

Mayor Bill de Blasio says all New York City parks will be closed Monday evening as the storm intensifies. He says he wants everyone to be out of the parks by 6 p.m. The mayor says the parks are being closed because of the potential of falling tree branches from heavy snow.  … Full Article

De Blasio: Storm to 'pack a real punch' in short time period

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers should not be "caught off guard" as the storm delivers heavy snow and wind in a short period of time. De Blasio said Monday that forecasters are currently calling for around 2 feet of snow in the New York City area. … Full Article

Cuomo declares emergency as NYC area snowstorm moves in

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns that conditions during the snowstorm will be "dangerous and difficult." Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Monday for New York City and suburban areas to the north and east. … Full Article

Manhattan Bridge traffic altered due to storm

The lower level of the Manhattan Bridge is closed to Manhattan-bound traffic until the Wednesday morning rush-hour because of the snowstorm. City officials said Monday that Manhattan-bound traffic should use the upper level during this period. … Full Article

ASPCA tells how to keep pets safe in blizzard

If a blizzard is bad for us humans, imagine how your pet pooch feels! The https://www.aspca.org/ ASPCA is urging pet owners to take special precautions during and after Winter Storm Juno. … Full Article

Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up historic snowfall

The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up Monday against a potentially history-making storm that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow. … Full Article

Winter Storm Juno has Brooklyn jumping

Officials in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Coney Island and other Brooklyn communities didn’t wait for Juno to make her appearance to start preparing for the monster winter storm. Even before the first snowflakes hit the ground, storm preparations began. … Full Article

New York City prepares for 'historic,' dangerous blizzard

“Prepare for the worst,” Mayor Bill de Blasio advised New Yorkers on Sunday -- and prepare they did.  … Full Article

Democrats set convention date for July 2016

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has set July 25, 2016 as the date of the upcoming Democratic Convention. The committee is still in final contract negotiations to choose a host city for the convention and will announce the decision in the coming weeks, according to the DNC. … Full Article

Northeast preps as 1st significant winter storm approaches

HARTFORD— A fast-moving coastal storm is forecast to blast several major cities in the Northeast with a mix of snow, sleet and rain on Saturday in the season's first real taste of winter along the busy Interstate 95 corridor. … Full Article

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