The Metro-North commuter train that derailed in the Bronx — killing four people and injuring dozens — was traveling at a "harrowing" 82 mph as it hit a curve where the limit was 30 mph, officials said Monday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg had earlier defended his decision to hold it despite heavy criticism as the city struggles back from Superstorm Sandy. "If you think back to 9/11, I think Rudy [Giuliani] made the right decision to run the marathon," Bloomberg said at a press conference Friday. "It pulled people together and we have to find some ways to express ourselves and show solidarity to each other."
A disgruntled former employee shot and killed an ex-coworker before being shot dead outside the Empire State Building by police, who sources said wounded nine bystanders as bullets sprayed across the crowded street during Friday's morning rush. The suspected gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, 58, who was laid off a year ago, approached a former co-worker on the street and shot him three times, killing him, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.