Toxic Algae, Razor Blades, Olympics: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Lake Erie turned an eerie shade of green due to a toxic algae bloom, steering Toledo away from the taps. Someone putting razor blades in parking meters is making New Jersey residents wary. And 10 years later, poor Athens is still paying the price for hosting the Olympics. It's What's Ruining Our Cities. » 8/10/14 2:00pm 8/10/14 2:00pm

How Upton Sinclair Turned The Jungle Into a Failed New Jersey Utopia

In 1906, novelist Upton Sinclair founded a cooperative community in Englewood, New Jersey, not far outside New York. It would exist for just six months before being completely consumed by fire, but Sinclair would spend the rest of his life dreaming about his time there. They called it the Helicon Home Colony. And… » 8/08/13 1:35pm 8/08/13 1:35pm

The Roller Coaster That Sandy Dumped Into the Ocean Is Being Torn Down

While most of the world has moved on since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc late last October, countless communities are still reeling and recovering from its utter devastation. And today, the Jet Star roller coaster of Seaside Heights, NJ, one of the more iconic landmarks from Sandy, is being laid to rest for good. » 5/14/13 1:00pm 5/14/13 1:00pm

The Complete Story of Sandy: a Timeline of Horror and Recovery

This time it was no hype. Sandy rampaged through New York, New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast. The damage has been enormous: more than a hundred dead, massive flooding everywhere, collapsed buildings, generator malfunctions in hospitals, multiple fires, city-wide blackouts and explosions in power plants. » 11/04/12 8:10pm 11/04/12 8:10pm

Verizon Accidentally Sent a Scary Emergency Alert Telling People to…

Imagine your day yesterday. Maybe you were working. Maybe you were at home or at the grocery store. Now imagine at 12:27 PM you got an emergency alert message on your phone saying, "Civil Emergency in this area until 1:24 PM EST Take Shelter Now U.S. Govern". Wouldn't you freak the eff out? » 12/13/11 9:05am 12/13/11 9:05am