Uber, the controversial taxi app, promised to limit fare hikes to 2.8 times normal fares on Monday as New York prepared for a historic snowstorm.
Exactly two years after its north-east coast was wrecked by a deadly tsunami, Japan marked the moment that the most powerful earthquake in its recorded history triggered deadly waves that killed almost 19,000 people, while the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, promised to speed up reconstruction of flattened communities.
Beverly Stricklin stood with hundreds of others in a line outside a Coney Island church on Saturday night.
On the BBC a few weeks ago the New York Times pundit David Brooks explained to his British audience that American voters are "looking for an excuse to vote against the president". Spot on, I thought. Voters are disappointed in the promise that Barack Obama represented in 2008, but Mitt Romney has been making it hard for swing voters to elect him president instead.
New York underwater is a favorite image of disaster-movie makers.
Hurricane Sandy is barreling its way up the Atlantic ocean on its way for a collision course with the northern mid-Atlantic.