Lou Reed’s family and friends are hosting a gathering at the Lincoln Center Terrace from 1-4 today. It’s open to the public and billed on his Facebook page as “no speeches. no live performances, just Lou's voice, guitar music & songs - playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.”
Take that Chicago! The Second City’s earned its nickname once again as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has decided that One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the U.S. The 1776-foot WTC beat out Chicago’s Willis (formerly Sears) Tower when the Council decided that its 408 foot spire was indeed that, and not an antenna. One WTC’s now officially the third tallest building in the world, behind Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca.
With London-based graffiti artist Banksy painting walls all over New York City, October's been a big month for graffiti.
Secretive street artist Banksy, known for his creative graffiti, is putting up pieces in New York City. Apparently his first image in Chinatown’s already been painted over, but look out for more public art.
Metro North’s still seeing major delays with the New Haven line at only 50 percent capacity. But WCBS says things could get better soon.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, is endorsing Bill de Blasio for New York City mayor.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is endorsing her former Democratic foe, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, to be mayor.
Sundown tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews.