Officials announced this week that the Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant is leaking radioactive tritium into groundwater wells near the facility. Of course, authorities are telling the public there is nothing to worry about. However, be forewarned – there’s no such thing as a “harmless” radioactive material leak.
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Super-secret “backscatter X-Ray” vans are cruising the streets of America peering through walls, doors, and autos
They may look innocuous enough – large gray or white unmarked vans driving through neighborhoods or downtown cityscapes. But these super-secret vans may be not only invading your privacy, they may be endangering your health as they spray military-grade backscatter X-rays to pierce walls, doors, and steel truck and car bodies allowing authorities to peer […]
Multiple panicked witnesses call New York City 911 reporting a fast-moving “flying saucer” over the Bronx
For the second time in twelve months, residents of New York City reacted in panic after seeing a UFO streak across the skies above the Bronx. Authorities say they received several phone calls from citizens on April 25, 2015 reporting a “flying saucer” moving swiftly over East 149th Street and Bruckner Expressway.
Robert Durst, born April 12, 1943 in New York City, the oldest of four children, is the son of New York City real-estate moguls Seymour and Bernice Durst and an heir to the enormous Durst skyscraper fortune. He has been implicated in the decades-old disappearance of an ex-wife, a suspect in the murder of his […]
54-year-old William G. Biggart first heard about the World Trade Center terrorist attacks from a passing taxi driver. News that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center prompted Biggart to rush to his apartment near Union Square and grab three of his cameras – two film and one digital. He then walked […]
NYC residents report hearing a spooky chilling chorus of voices coming from new One World Trade Center
The first reports came via social networks in late October 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. Puzzled New York City residents reported hearing a strange sound, described as a steady, consistent moaning noise, coming from One World Trade Center (formerly known as Freedom Towers). Users discussed the odd noise and decided it was the wind whistling through […]
New York garage worker drives car into empty elevator shaft – plummets over three stories and survives
A Manhattan garage worker survived when the car he was driving plummeted three and a half stories down an empty elevator shaft. The unidentified worker, who was driving a black Audi in the Sterling Garage on E. 80th St., thought the elevator bed was on the fifth floor and drove the car into the elevator […]
NICK BEEF mystery solved – the man behind (not under) the gravestone located next to Lee Harvey Oswald’s
For years, curiosity seekers visiting the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the near identical headstone next door, marked “NICK BEEF”. The rectangular markers are the same size, each bearing only a name, with no inscription for date of birth or death. But there is one big difference between the two graves – […]
If you saw the movie, Premium Rush, you probably figured those crazy New York bike messengers must be tamer in real life than they were portrayed in the movie. You’d be wrong. Premium Rush (and Quicksilver, another movie with a bike messenger theme) actually offer a very close portrayal of a professional bike messenger. Bike […]
In 1864, Hetty Green, the ‘Witch of Wall Street’ inherited 1 million dollars from her father when she was 30 years old. Hetty, who could read the financial pages when she was 6 years old, didn’t hesitate to exercise her aggressive style with her newfound riches.
You would presume that city government would have knowledge of every nook and cranny in their city, that they would have every street, subway, tunnel, and building mapped and documented. Surprisingly, many of our older cities have underground labyrinths that are largely or wholly undocumented, long forgotten by time. In New York City, it is […]