Posts in Category: News Coverage

Love locks on the Brooklyn waterfront

A love lock or love padlock is a lock that sweethearts attach to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Featuring 70 handcrafted costumes from the first six blockbuster “Star Wars” films, this exhibition reveals the artists’ creative process — and uncovers the connection between character and costume. George Lucas created a fantastical world filled with dynamic characters who told a timeless story of the hero’s journey.

Tribute in Light and 9/11 Anniversary

In what has become one of the most moving — and visible — 9/11 memorials, two giant pillars of light near where the World Trade Center’s twin towers once stood were turned on in lower Manhattan this week to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Tribute in Light art installation consists of 88 searchlights that create two vertical columns of light.

The Streets of Camden

High-tech policing and a renewed focus on community-officer partnerships are helping to bring calm to Camden, N.J., but it hasn’t been a cure-all. The impoverished town of 77,000 is still the most violent and crime-plagued city in the Garden State. A local police took Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan to Camden’s most blighted areas — where illegal drugs are dealt and criminals use the wasteland to try and evade capture.

2015 St. Patricks Day Parade

Shamrocks and rainbow banners waved in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade up Fifth Avenue. The parade stepped off with a jovial Cardinal Timothy Dolan as grand marshal. “I’m as radiant as the sun, so thanks be to God for the honor and the joy,” said the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

New York City Building Collapse

A residential building in Manhattan exploded and collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 17 others as a serious fire engulfed the area in thick smoke, officials said.

Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Continues

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Days after Staten Island was hit by rising tides from Hurricane Sandy, residents returned to their homes to salvage personal items with the help of volunteers.

The area remains without power while communities start to pick up the pieces from the worst storm in the city’s history.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath on Staten Island