Viet Nam News NEW YORK — David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honour. Concert photos figure on the walls and his giant black-and-white likeness appears at the track entrance of the Broadway-Lafayette station, a short walk from where the London-born rocker lived his final years. The art installation is sponsored by streaming company Spotify and will be in place until May 13 as a tie-in to the exhibition David Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition, which opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, has traveled across a dozen cities with New York scheduled to be its final stop. Bowie’s death in 2016 from an undisclosed battle with cancer stunned the music world. He lived more than 20 years in New York which he first visited to seek out his hero Andy Warhol and later to soak up American soul music and star on Broadway. … [Read more...] about Bowie’s New York subway station turns into museum to him
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New York authorities announced they had arrested and charged a US Al-Qaeda sympathizer for plotting to build pipe bombs to kill government workers and returning US troops. City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said 27-year-old Jose Pimentel, a native of the Dominican Republic who became a US citizen and converted to Islam, had gleaned his bomb-making knowledge from an online magazine published by slain radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi. One of the articles published by the magazine was titled "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom." Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday Pimentel was targeting police, postal facilities and others and said he was a "lone wolf" without affiliation to foreign terrorist organizations. "He was not part of a larger conspiracy," said the mayor. Kelly said Pimentel, though not affiliated with an outside group, was a follower of Awlaqi, who was killed in a US raid earlier this year. "He talked about changing his name to Osama Hussein, to celebrate … [Read more...] about US man charged in foiled New York bomb plot
NEW YORK, May 5 (AFP) - New Yorkers faced tougher, more visible security measures as the arrest of a Pakistani-American in connection with the Times Square bomb plot and a widening global investigation kept the city on edge. "We always have to be vigilant because in the eyes of a terrorist, New York is America and they want to kill us," city police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday as the suspect faced charges of international terrorism in the attempted car bombing of New York's Times Square. On the subway system, police searched the bags of riders entering some stations Tuesday. More officers than usual were also stationed outside One Police Plaza, the police headquarters blocks from the federal courthouse. The suspect charged, Faisal Shahzad, 30, allegedly drove a Nissan SUV crammed with a large, but malfunctioning bomb into Manhattan's busiest neighborhood last Saturday, as thousands flocked to theaters and other tourist attractions. He was arrested in a dramatic … [Read more...] about New York security toughens as bomb suspect charged
Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the nation's eastern seaboard on Tuesday, swamping New York City streets with record levels of floodwater, blacking out power to millions of people and bringing transportation to a halt through much of the region. … [Read more...] about New York paralyzed as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.
Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States, pounded the east coast on Tuesday, flooding large parts of New York City, bringing transport to a halt and interrupting the presidential campaign. … [Read more...] about Floods across New York as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.