The Weekend That Was – At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries were reported by this morning in the aftermath of Harvey, the hurricane that tore across the Gulf Coast of Texas over the weekend. A colt named West Coast cruised to victory at the Travers Stakes, finishing the mile and a quarter in 2 minutes 1.19 seconds and returned a generous $14.20 to backers who had bet $2 on him. Over 100 members of the New York Air National Guard are headed south to help two Gulf Coast states ravaged by Harvey. NYC sent 120 members of the fire and police departments to assist with Harvey rescues. The recovery from Harvey could take years, according to FEMA. “I will be going […]
Brooklyn girl, 1, badly burned by hot tea, is hospitalized – Cops and firefighters rushed to a Brooklyn apartment Sunday afternoon after getting a report that a 1-year-old girl was badly burned by hot tea, police said. Medics arrived at the tot’s apartment on Bradford St. by Riverdale Ave. in East New York at about 4:10 p.m. They took the child to New York Presbyterian Hospital with serious burns, an FDNY spokeswoman said. One neighbor, who didn’t give her name, said she saw the baby wheeled out on a stretcher, but didn’t see the extent of the burns. “I was like, what the hell is going on?” the neighbor said. “She looked fine to me…The baby was crying a lot.” Send a Letter to the Editor
Woman struck by subway in serious condition – A woman was struck by a subway train in The Bronx on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The woman was at the 149th St.-Grand Concourse station along the Nos. 2 and 5 train lines when she was struck around 4 p.m. She was removed from underneath the train and rushed to Lincoln Hospital in serious condition, officials said. Cops couldn’t immediately say whether the woman jumped in front of the train.