Photos: Amtrak Train 188 Derails In Philadelphia; 5 Killed, 65 Injured

13 05 2015
Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

An Amtrak train headed to New York City from Washington, D.C. derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania killing at least five people shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

It was a very bad accident where all the seven cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and came off the tracks near the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane.

The incident happened in an area known as Frankford Junction.

65 people were reportedly hurt and six of them are in critical condition.

Victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, Aria Health-Frankford, Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

AP reported that, “Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and not all the more than 240 people on the train had been accounted for”.

The mayor said the incident was a”Level 3 mass casualty event”.

It was reported that the train was carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew members.

NBC reported that, “the incident required a 4-alarm response, including 120 firefighters and 200 police officers”.

The Amtrak train service between New York City and Philadelphia was suspended after the crash.





New York City Subway Train Derails, 19 Injured

3 05 2014
New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 people derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens.

19 people were injured in the 10:24 a.m. incident.

It involved six cars in an eight-car Manhattan-bound ‘F’ line subway.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said that the mass-transit agency will begin a full inspection of signals and tracks to investigate the cause of the derailment.

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)





New York City Buildings Collapsed, 3 Killed

13 03 2014
Firefighters respond to a fire on 116th Street in Harlem after a building exploded in huge flames and billowing black smoke, March 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Firefighters respond to a fire on 116th Street in Harlem after a building exploded in huge flames and billowing black smoke, March 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Two New York City apartment buildings on a largely residential Upper Manhattan block at East 116th Street and Park Avenue collapsed in a massive explosion on Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m. (1330 GMT).

Firefighters work the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing)

Firefighters work the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing)

At least three people were killed and at least sixty others were injured, while more than a dozen people are reportedly missing in the incident.

Officials feared more victims are trapped in the rubble and they are searching for them.

This undated file photo shows two buildings (center) on 116th St. and Park Ave in East Harlem, that are the subject of building collapse in NYC on March 12, 2014. (Via Google Maps)

This undated file photo shows two buildings (center) on 116th St. and Park Ave in East Harlem, that are the subject of building collapse in NYC on March 12, 2014. (Via Google Maps)

Reuters reported that there were a total of 15 apartments in the five-story buildings.

Gas leak is believed to be the caused of explosion.

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Snow Leopard Cubs At New York’s Central Park Zoo

11 11 2013

Two yet-to-be-named snow leopard cubs — a male and a female — were introduced at the Central Park Zoo in New York on Wednesday.

The zoo, so far, is dubbing them “Little Boy” and “Little Girl” before they are officially named.

They weigh 30 pounds each, but should bulk up to anywhere from 65 to 120 pounds.

The cubs are the first for 7-year-old mother Zoe and 6-year-old father Askai.

Snow leopards first arrived at the Central Park Zoo in 2009, and Askai was transferred from the Bronx Zoo in the spring.

The cubs’ viewing schedule at the zoo will vary as they adjust to their surroundings.

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The Art Of The Brick®, Lego Sculptures Exhibition By Nathan Sawaya

19 06 2013

Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who creates awesome works of art out LEGO® bricks.

His recent global museum exhibitions titled,The Art of the Brick® feature large-scale sculptures using only LEGO® bricks toy building blocks.

His work is currently on exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Museum.

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Please click the below link for a time lapse video of Nathan Sawaya.

http://teamcoco.com/video/flaming-c-lego-time-lapse-nathan-sawaya





World’s Largest Lego Sculpture: A Life-Size X-Wing Fighter (Photos)

25 05 2013

(Photo from POPSCI)

(Photo by Dan Bracaglia, credit to POPSCI)

Thousands of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square on May 22 to watch the unveiling of the world’s largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter.

It took 32 model builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete the life-size X-wing fighter.

The X-wing fighter stands at 11 feet tall, with a wingspan of 43 feet and weighing nearly 46,000 pounds.

The engines have lights and speakers, and so they light up and cycle through a pre-programmed series of launch and battle sounds.

LEGO even has the droid, the cute R2-D2 built for the project.

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

The X-wing is strong enough for a person to sit in the cockpit or perch atop one of the engines and the designers use computer to plan an intricate steel infrastructure that will ensure the X-wing won’t shatter in an earthquake.

After its time in New York City, the X-wing will travel to Legoland in California.

The life-size X-wing fighter is really awesome and I think LEGO made X-wing to promote this coming Star Wars movie.

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In Photos: Northeast Blizzard Now And Then

10 02 2013
1940: During one of the worst blizzards in New England history, the heart of Boston's shopping district is shut down. (AP Photo/Abe Fox)

1940: During one of the worst blizzards in New England history, the heart of Boston’s shopping district is shut down. (AP Photo/Abe Fox) Please click the photo for larger image.

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