Notification issued 3/14/17 at 5:05 PM. Following prior suspensions, MTA has announced the following mass transit restorations: – LIRR service continues to operate on a normal schedule with scattered delays – Staten Island Railway service has resumed as of 3:15PM this afternoon, 3/14 – MTA subway above-ground service will resume at 6PM tonight, 3/14 – Metro-North will resume limited hourly service starting at 6PM tonight until 11PM on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines. There will be no branch service. Full Metro-North service will resume tomorrow morning, 3/15, per the regular weekday schedule. – MTA bus service will begin running normally at 5AM tomorrow morning, 3/15 – Express MTA subway service will begin operating normally at 7AM or earlier tomorrow morning, 3/15 – Access-a-Ride paratransit service has begun taking reservations for tomorrow’s commute Commuters should expect residual delays on all mass transit and visit www.mta.info for details. For more information, please see the following press release: http://on.ny.gov/2nkXad7
Be prepared for seasonal storms that can affect your area:
- Make sure your emergency kit is up to date and easy to access.
- If your heat goes out, keep the doors closed off to rooms you are not using and close your blinds or curtains to keep in some heat.
- Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal burning device inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.
- Learn how to shut off water valves and avoid burst pipes due to freezing conditions.
- If you are using a fireplace, make sure you use a screen and it is properly ventilated.
- Stay on top of weather changes in your area by checking the National Weather Service.
Notification issued 3/13/17 at 7:45 PM. Due to the impending winter storm, the following mass transit disruptions have been announced: • MTA subway express service will be suspended citywide after tonight’s evening rush hour. • MTA above-ground subway service will be suspended citywide beginning at 4:00 AM tomorrow, 3/14. For more details, please view the MTA below-ground-only service map here: http://bit.ly/2mFjv3E. • NYC Transit, LIRR and Metro North commuters are encouraged to stay home tomorrow if possible as additional service changes are expected. Customers are encouraged to regularly check www.mta.info for service updates affecting the Tuesday morning commute. For the latest weather information, please visit www.weather.gov/okx.
In recent weeks, there has been a wave of threats against synagogues across the nation.
The NYPD is committed to protecting the religious community by safeguarding our houses of worship and religious centers.
Therefore, in light of the recent incidents, the NYPD is deploying additional resources to patrol the houses of worship in our communities and making contact with Jewish centers and schools.
These officers will query stakeholders about any threatening or unusual incidents which occurred on the premises and provide guidance on how to report this information to the police.
February is designated as American Heart Month as a way to raise awareness about heart disease. Prevention starts with learning your family’s health history, making healthy food choices and adding physical activity to your daily routine. Learn more ways you can reduce your risk of heart disease.
Take this heart disease quiz and test your heart health knowledge!
The second you unwittingly put your card into a machine with a skimmer attached, you’ve opened up your wallet to the dark side.
That’s why knowing how to spot a skimmer (and what telltale signs to look out for) can help you protect your money.
You also need to be aware which machines are most likely to have skimmers — and to remember which cards to use in more precarious circumstances.
Here’s how to shield your hard-earned cash from a skimmer-happy scammer.
If you’re planning to cook or serve food this Sunday for your Super Bowl guests, make sure you follow these four food safety tips to prevent illness:
- CLEAN: When preparing party food, wash hands and surfaces often.
- SEPARATE: Use separate plates for raw and cooked food when grilling.
- COOK: Cook food to the right temperature.
- CHILL: Don’t leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours.
Make food safety and fun your priority on game day! For more game day food tips, visit Foodsafety.gov.
Notification issued 1/26/17 at 5:39 PM. New York City is experiencing intermittent wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH. During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving high profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages. To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1. For the latest weather information, please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.
Notification issued 1/12/17 at 7:00 PM. On Friday, 1/13, the New York Police Department Aviation Unit will conduct a multi-agency formation flight over St. Patrick’s Cathedral between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The flight is in commemoration of the passing of Detective Steven McDonald. There will be approximately 10-15 aircraft during the flyover. The aircraft will fly over parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan, including the Hudson River, Central Park, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Verrazano Bridge. The aircraft will be operating at an altitude of 1300-1500 feet.