New York

7:58am

Sun November 4, 2012
The Two-Way

NYC Marathoners Run For Storm Relief

A crowd of runners stands near the barricaded Central Park finish line for the now-canceled New York Marathon on Saturday.
John Minchillo AP

New York City's canceled marathon left thousands of runners who had traveled to the storm-damaged city with nothing but free time and a good pair of shoes.

The result: Sunday morning's hastily arranged mercy run in which hundreds of would-be marathoners are expected to jog through Staten Island with backpacks full of food and other supplies.

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4:28am

Sun November 4, 2012
National

Rural Crews Help City Comrades Tackle N.Y. Disaster

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 10:08 am

As New York City's first responders begin to show fatigue, and in many cases deal with losses of their own homes, replacement crews of firefighters are getting ready to roll into Manhattan and Long Island. Among them are a group of firefighters from a small rural fire station in the mountains of upstate New York.

4:28am

Sun November 4, 2012
NPR Story

Wandering The Border: N.Y. Reactivates, In Part

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 10:11 am

NPR's Margot Adler has been covering the storms aftermath. On Saturday, she walked into Central Park, opened for the first time since before the storm. She then went to examine the "border areas," those blocks where there was power and normalcy on one side, and on the other, no lights and just the noise of a few generators pumping power.

7:27am

Sat November 3, 2012
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Gas Rationing Ordered In New Jersey

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 5:50 pm

Parts of New York were also suffering fuel shortages, including Staten Island, where there were long lines for gas Friday.
John Moore Getty Images

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he is unsure how long restrictions on the sale of gasoline that began at noon on Saturday will last. The gas rationing in 12 New Jersey counties was enacted after Christie signed an executive order Friday night.

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7:12am

Sat November 3, 2012
Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

Marathon Runners Wonder, Why Not Cancel Earlier?

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 10:48 am

Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, announces the cancellation of the maration Friday in New York with Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson (left) and George Hirsch, chairman of the board of New York Road Runners.
Louis Lanzano AP

For the first time since it began in 1970, the New York City Marathon will not take place.

Marathon officials and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had initially insisted that Sunday's race would go on despite the devastation caused by Sandy. But mounting opposition forced the organizers to change their minds Friday.

All week, the group that organizes the race, the New York Road Runners, kept saying the marathon would go on. But on Friday night, Road Runners CEO Mary Wittenberg made this announcement:

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