Saturday, August 19, 2006

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

NYPD Monitors Chemicals in Wake of Terror Plot

The NYPD has begun to closely monitor the purchase of chemicals like the ones used in the plot to blow up ten American bound planes en route from London. The NYPD is re-instating its five-year-old operation Nexus tactical program.

Police are asking chemical suppliers to report any suspicious orders.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Manhattan in the Making: BAT's Under Construction

Just a quick update on the development of the project.

Part of the fun which comes in recreating New York is creating custom content for the map. BAT's play the main role in this project because without them New York isn't New York. Currently, I'm nearing completion on one of the BAT's I'm working on, Trinity Church. (The other two BAT's I'm currently working on are the Carnegie Deli and Park Avenue Tower) This is the first church I've batted of this scale and detail level and while it may not be like Caliban's awe inspiring churches I think I've done a pretty good job.

The steeple looks a little squashed due to the perspective of the game, but the building is accurately scaled to 85 meters. There's still a little more work to done such finishing up the rear, adding a few details to the steeple and nightlighting before it's ready for rendering and lot making. After that it will be placed at the end of Wall Street.

Be on the look out for it in a development shot of the Financial District.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Heatwave Causes Casuing Scattered Outages All over City

With temperatures in the triple digits and demand on the power grid being put to its limits, the city is experiencing scattered power outages. Con Ed are working to restore power to the affected areas. Areas such as Sunset Park and Ozone Park lost power yesterday night.

"It was just a big ‘kaboom!’ Everybody heard. The car alarms just went off and all the lights went off completely," said Crystal Mendez who lost power.

Landmarks around the city are doing their part to conserve energy during the heatwave.

At Yankee Stadium, the Diamondvision Screen was turned off landmarks such as the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings shut off the spotlights on their spires and all the East River Bridges spotlights went dark as well.

To see a list of ways to stay safe during the heatwave see The NYC Office of Emergency Management has some tips on how to beat the heat at

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Heatwave Prompts Heat Emergency

With temperatures going past the 100 degree mark and the power grid problems of last week Mayor Bloomberg issued a heat emergency for the city this morning,

"This is a very serious, dangerous heat wave and we're all tough, but a little bit of common sense and a little bit of cooperation will go a long way here," said Mayor Bloomberg. "Remember that thousands of other people will be flicking switches and reaching for remotes at the same time that you are, and you really could strain the power grid.”

The city's power usage reached an all time high today at 5 p.m. The mayor is asking everyone to due their part to conserve power by running air conditioning at 78 degrees,turning them on air conditioners only when at home and by using heavy appliances only during early morning or late at night.

To find out more about the heat wave go to