tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC November 26, 2015 6:00am-7:00am EST
the giant stars of the biggest thanksgiving day parade in the country are ready to take flight. >> on guard security beefed up as americans get set to celebrate thanksgiving. >> holiday warmup. a mild day on tap for the millions of people expected to attend the thanksgiving day parade. >> and good morning, happy thanksgiving. i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. it is thursday, november 26. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist, amy frieze in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> good morning to the both of you. everybody up early this morning, getting their meals ready and preparing. the weather won't slow anybody down from arriving on time. fantastic thanksgiving afternoon. now we'll start with sunshine. temperatures are currently in the low 40s. clouds will be increasing and temperatures almost at 60 afternoon. a.m., 44. 9:00 a.m. the balloons take off, all the flights, everybody in the
by noon, it's 55. an hour. right now, temperatures are sub freezing for andover, white planes, everyone else climbing. islip holding on to 31. tom's river currently at 27. dry skies for now. much of friday looks dry as well. they will be tracking a cold front friday night and saturday that could bring a shower. more on that is coming up in the seven-day forecast. a high today of 59 in new york. so pretty mild thanksgiving forecast for us, even stretching into the weekend. debbie, this morning at least things are pretty smooth going in and around the city, right? >> just a couple problems. and we're off to a nice start with mass transit as well. as we head to the subway. subway is running on or close to schedule. now lirr, metro north, new schedule. island railway. everything running on time and
keep in mind, 6th avenue closed. 50s into the 20s getting ready for the big thanksgiving day parade. also parts of 7th and broadway. let's go outside and show you a look at the if, dr drive. moving better. the ramp at 63rd street. alternate side suspended. back to you, lori, ken. >> thank you. it's 6:02. we are a few hours away from the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. the 89th annual of the spectacular will feature 27 8,000 marchers. security normally heavy, of course, but this year you can expect even more layers of officers along the 2 1/2 mile parade route. rob nelson on the upper west side right where it's all starting. good morning to you, rob. >> reporter: good morning, ken. let me step out of the way and introduce you to a good old friend. thomas the turkey will be kicking things off at 9:00 when this parade gets underway.
this iconic national tradition here in new york city. more than 3 million people expected to line the streets today for this great tradition. this is is the 89th year of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. it will be a mix of beautiful, spectacular weather, and also unprecedented security as well. nypd tells us this will be the most heavily policed thanksgiving parade in city history. everything from bomb sniffing dogs to radiation detectors to heavily armed guards will be deployed to keep this event the streets. this year's massive event happening in the aftermath of the paris terror attacks. authorities are stepping up their security efforts big time to prevent the kind of tragedy month. whatever fear, that is not stopping people from enjoying this great city tradition, including last night's party to inflate those giant balloons that will make their way across
no matter what's happening in the world, there's no denying the excitement this parade brings to so many people. >> happy thanksgiving. >> i wonder how they make them. and if you can go inside them. choose one. >> that one over there. >> why is that one your favorite? >> because he's from ice age. >> it's wonderful. he's been coming since he was a little boy, right? so it's really fun. >> the kids love the parade. let's be honest, so do the adults. this is a great family friendly event. things are starting to come to life here very quickly. three hours away from start of the parade. security very, very tight. you see that big yellow macy's balloon, which also see lots of cops getting ready. unprecedented levels of security for this big event in the aftermath of the paris attacks. everyone keeping their fingers crossed for a safe and happy
thanksgiving day parade. reporting live from the upper news. >> thank you, stay with eyewitness news for complete thanksgiving day parade. you can watch the balloons getting inflated at abc 7ny. >> new information now about another pedestrian accident involving an mta bus. this is the fourth such accident this month and for the third time, the pedestrian is dead. this latest tragedy happened in brooklyn. surveillance video shows a woman about to cross ocean avenue in the middle of the block. she wants to beat the bus across the street, but she was struck dead in front of her home. the force of the impact tore apart the bus' headlight assembly. >> did you see the bus, you can see how hard it hit. i mean, we do not feel safe. >> the dead woman was married and had several children.
6:06 is our time. new this morning, yet another shakeup at the top of the police department. the chief of detectives has announced he is retiring from the department december 9. he is the latest commander to leave amid a federal probe into police conduct. county executive on tuesday appointed his top criminal justice aid to replace outgoing police commissioner, edward. jury deliberations in the corruption york state assembly speaker, sheldon silver will resume on monday. juries deliberated yesterday. investigators say silver collected nearly $4 million in elicit fees in exchange for official favors to real estate developers and otherrings. he says he is innocent. >> 6:06, we have new details on a deadly fire in new jersey. we first told you about tuesday. investigators are blaming that fire on a space heater. two women were killed.
broke out at an independent living facility. space heaters are limited. >> a suspect who pointed a laser at an mta bus driver in the bronx. authorities say the passenger wearing a gray hoody and tan pants aimed a laser last wednesday. the driver was able to safely pull over and all the passengers got out, including the man with the laser pointer. the driver, kenneth johnson, was treated for eye pain. 6:07. there's new information about a fugitive being connected to a paris attack. mohommed's name was on a list of people who traveled to syria. there's a warrant out. he was spotted on surveillance video with saleh abdeslam two days before the paris attacks. it's not clear when he went to syria. sentencing set for january for the man known as the facebook killer.
florida of murdering his wife. two years ago he shot jennifer eight times, then posted a picture of her corpse. medina -- after she threatened him with a knife. he faces a sentence of 25 years to life. >> what part of the port authority bus terminal was evacuated during rush hour on one of the busiest travel days of the year. a suspicious package was found in the transit hub in midtown at about 6:30 last night. port authorities north wing was evacuated. police inspected the package and gave the all clear about an hour later. >> it is 6:08. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with amy frieze with the accuweather forecast. >> good morning to you. what a gorgeous sunrise. look at this. 42 degrees in central park. spectacular to see daylight approaching. it is going to be a nice start to the day with mild temperatures and beautiful skies in the borrows.
there are the outlying suburbs that are chilly. freezing point or below it, from white planes, monticello, even tom's river currently at 27 degrees. we have islip, so there are chilly spots. sunshine early, then clouds moving in from the west, northwest. we are seeing evidence of this. but we're expecting dry skies today and dry skies tomorrow. friday night and early saturday morning, a cold front that could bring light showers pr parts of saturday. but here's a look at the wheel. we spin it through the afternoon and the parade starts at 48 degrees. it's a high of 59 before the day is done. as the sunsets, temperatures slip into the mid 50s. debbie duhaime looking at the commute this morning. deb. >> good morning, everybody. happy thanksgiving. on this thanksgiving morning, subways are running on or close to normal.
let's tell you lirr, on a reduced schedule as well. same thing with staten island and the hudson light rail. let's go over to newark street. and hest go outside. this is 34th street. everyone getting ready for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. back to you. >> thank you. it is 6:10. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, hot pursuit. a dash cam captures a wild 30- mile police chase. >> plus, a big commotion on campus. one university demolished. >> and mishandled with care. is this a case of baggage handlers behaving badly? >> plus, the folks as we continue on one of the favorite
route 46 and then on to the jersey turnpike. eventually getting stuck in traffic and that's when police surrounded the vehicle and arrested the suspect. >> a 50-year-old dorm at the university of kansas is no more. 750-pounds of explosives took down the hall. the building was named after two brothers who attended kansas. one of those men discovered vitamins a, b, and d. i wonder who discovered c and e. >> and x, y, z. two new will replace the hall. the site itself will become a parking lot. >> caught on camera, what do some baggage handlers do when they're bored? a passenger recorded what appears to be a luggage contest in san jose, california. the workers in question are with alaska airlines. the bags were filled with magazines and did not belong to a passenger. however, alaska airlines
optics of this video are unfortunate. >> i could see the baggage from the curb. >> it's 6:15. time to check the accuweather forecast. >> let's check with amy frieze. >> pretty good. you need a coat early on. temperatures will be near 60 this afternoon. you'll need a on. if you are headed toward the parade, you definitely need a couple layers. out here this morning, very active. a lot of people getting into their spots and i don't see any feathered animals. definitely a furry one. wings. let's start with the forecast. 76%. and winds are calm. pressure is on the rise. 7:00 a.m., 44. if you're going to be a spectator, yes, you need a coat. temperatures will make it in the mid 50s by noon. and a high today of 59 degrees.
up in the northern counties, sub freezing temperatures for monticello, andover, and freezing temperatures in tom's at 31 degrees. it is chilly in spots. you'll need a couple extra layers, and you can shed the layers because everybody gets into the upper 50s by later on this afternoon. mild and comfy today. sunshine and 60. so, it really gets gets sultry around here. showers show up late on friday night into early saturday. we're tracking actually a cold front that is moving through the central plains right now. so no showers today. no showers tomorrow, it will be late friday night into early saturday where those sneak in. the future cast is showing they should be fairly light. into early morning on saturday, and we shake those showers for the second half of the weekend. temperatures do return to the 40s.
we go down to 50 tonight, and almost 15 degrees above the average. so that no coat november does work out for us. the seven-day forecast, 54 on saturday with that shower to start. sunday, mostly cloudy and 48. upper 40s expected both sunday and monday. tuesday and wednesday temperatures are in the low 50s. we have some kids, it looks like you guys are headed to the parade today? i don't know, but they are bundled up. they are heading somewhere. maybe they are early shopping. but most of them are at home waiting for the turkey dinners to start and all the preparations to get underway. >> sounds good. >> it's active out here, that's the thing. >> think of how many ovens are at 350 right now. >> all right, amy, thank you. >> debbie duhaime in with another check on the commute. >> happy thanksgiving to everybody. let's start off by telling you
about an accident as you head over to 684. it's been out here all morning. getting up toward 84 in bruceer. accidents involving a tractor trailer. expect some delays there. getting reports of an accident on 280 westbound. inbound george lincoln and the holland, very light. subways on a sunday schedule. lirr metro north new jersey transit on a reduced schedule as well. let's go outside and show you the closures in front of macy's. thanksgiving day parade. back over to you. lori, ken. >> thank you, debbie. it's 6:18. forget cybermonday, shoppers discounts online. >> hey there, today's tech bites, no waiting for black friday. >> more and more early holiday shopping is happening online and sales this year already way up. >> tuesday's online sales were 21% higher than the same last year. and shoppers are spending more per order as well.
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on the money this morning, u.s. financial markets are closed this morning. yesterday the dow jones closed up 1 point at 17,813. nasdaq finished 13 points higher and the s & p 500 closed slightly lower. >> hong kong index finished a fraction lower. >> some shoppers are hitting the black friday sales right now and yes, it's still thursday. k mart opened within the last half hour to kick off thanksgiving with big shopping deals. it will stay open until 10:00 tomorrow night. j.c. penney, old navy, target, and wal-mart are among the several stores offering a jump start on black friday when they later today. >> 6:23 is the time. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic, amy frieze in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> official sunrise time this morning will be 6:54.
the skies are looking really great. temperatures are currently in the low to mid 40s. a high of 59 this afternoon. but today won't be the warmest day. tomorrow temperatures are actually going even warmer. we're looking for highs in the mid 60s. coming up in just a few minutes. debbie duhaime looking at the commute on a holiday. hopefully it's not too bad. >> a couple hot spots out here. good morning. we're going to go to 280 toward exit 4. an accident blocking one lane there. and the problem on 684 northbound right at 84, that's a jackknife tractor trailer. 1, 2, and 3, subway is on time. and i want to show you 7th avenue at 34th. watch out for the barricades. alternate side suspended. ken, lori. >> and marine veteran says an airline worker left him leaving humiliated.
this happened shortly after chris shelly boarded an american airlines flight from dallas to southern california last week. he says a woman sat down next to him and then got up and spoke to a flight attendant. moments later, the flight attendance told shelly he had to get off the plane immediately saying he was too big for the seat. >> the worse part was being treated as if i was some sort of criminal. not only a criminal, but a fat criminal. they don't want me or anyone else, if we could switch seats. it was simply, get off the plane. >> shelly says he asked the woman who had complained to switch seats with him and he was finally allowed back on the flight. he filed a complaint with american airlines, but not satisfied with the company's response. maureen wants to stop this from happening to anyone else. >> 6:25. a georgia sheriff is letting people know if they disagree with how he runs his county, they can leave.
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now, new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. >> developing right now, a woman out for a jog gets assaulted in a park. we're live with an update on the search for her attacker. >> also developing, a suspicious fire burns through a house under construction. sparking fears that a serial arsonist is on the loose. >> and what a great day for a parade. the big balloons are ready and soon millions of people will watch the macy's thanksgiving day parade. good morning and happy thanksgiving. >> and i'm ken rosato. >> is that who you are? >> just in case. i'm lori stokes. it is thursday, november 26. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and amy frieze. >> that's the pretrip to fame. >> right? >> yeah, remember your name. good morning, everybody. we're starting off with beautiful skies and the sun officially rising at 6:54.
daylight beginning in really beautiful conditions. 42 degrees right now in central park. and first part of the day, we will see more sun than clouds come in and we'll have those with us for the second half of the day. temperatures starting in the mid 40s. a high of 48 degrees as they start off the parade. fantastic for the balloons. winds are very calm. southeast 5 to 10 miles per hour. by noon, we're at 55 with a high expected at 59 degrees. sub freezing temperatures up in the northern spots of andover, we are below 30 degrees. 27 currently. there's a cold front. it does not affect us until late friday night into early saturday. until then, even warmer than tomorrow. how are the roads out here? >> happy thanksgiving and we are seeing the closures. central park west closed
you'll see the closures, 50s into the 20s, closed as well as many cross streets closed as well. ac and e on time. schedule. looks like metro north, new jersey schedule on a reduced schedule as well. people lining up getting ready for the big macy's thanksgiving are suspended. back to you, ken, larry. as you said, one of the best thanksgiving day events is about to kick off here. the 89th annual macy's thanksgiving parade. a record number of police officers will be on patrol and as many as 3 million people are expected the streets. thousands gathered to watch as balloons were inflated. rob nelson is on the upper west
>> let's step you out of the way. things are definitely ramping up. obviously big law enforcement presen here. we see the marching band, some of the band members, of course, tomas the turkey is here as well. kind of giving you an angle here from anyone that is confused about where the stuffing should go. this is the position we're in relative to thomas. obviously things are getting ready to kick off here. 3million people expected to hit the streets today. plenty of fun in store, but plenty of security concerns as well. another great tradition played out here on the upper west side, inflating the giant balloons that will make their way across the city when that parade kicks off at 9:00 this morning, the crowds gathered to watch these giant creatures come to life. this year's parade will feature 17 giant balloons. 27 floats. 8,000 marchers and more than 1,000 cheerleaders and dancers. because of the great weather,
million, that's on top of the 50 million who will be watching on television. of course, all this happening in the mist of security following the attacks in paris. that's why he has -- bomb sniffing dogs and that's what the public will be able to see, let alone all that we will not be able to see. officials determine to not be deterred by fear. >> there are some in this world who are trying to stir fear. afraid. they are trying to make us our values. lose our spirit, lose our values. we refuse to do that. mayor. basically letting folks know it is safe to come out and that our way of life should not change despite some of the terror we have seen around the world. security is heavy here on the ground, but also in the skies as well. right now. part of the effort here to make
the crowd is as big as the 3 million people they expect, of course, fingers crossed for a happy, more importantly, a safe thanksgiving parade. we're about 2 1/2 hours away thanksgiving day parade. should be a wonderful day in new york. reporting live from the upper west side, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you. stay with eyewitness news for complete coof ran. you can coverage. >> this developing story, a jogger raped while running through a park in lower manhattan. >> reporter: that's right, ken. this happened at the east river park ampitheater. you can see there's an nypd presence on the scene. now this is on the northbound
side of the fdr, just north of exit 3. right along the east river. this happened yesterday around 7:30 in the evening. the investigators said there was a 26-year-old jogging along the path here on east park. they say she was jumped in front of as she was jogging. he did not let her escape. he dragged her to the ampitheater and he raped her. this suspect is described as 220-pounds with dreadlocks and last seen riding a bicycle northbound and east river park. as far as the victim is concerned, she is 26-year-old. she was taken to israel hospital. and is in stable condition. but if you know anything about this incident, call crime stoppers at 1-800-5-77-tips. darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. 6:36.
developing this morning in queens, concerns about an arson u.s. and one neighborhood growing after another suspicious fire. late last night and flames ripped through a building on 67th avenue. this is is the seventh fire since october. the fdna has not linked the fires. however, all have been labeled suspicious. >> we have new information on a sub wisconsin robbery spree. take a look at the first surveillance vid grow. it happened on east 149th street. the thieves beat a man and stole his wallet, cell phone, and mountain bike. the past tuesday. one suspect took the victim's phone, and used to photo to snap a picture of himself. >> just imagine this. a camera catches as burglar in your bedroom and you were in
the bed entire time. that's the crook crawling on the floor inside the bedroom with a knife in his mouth. the male homeowner heard it all. >> he saw a person moving in the dark in the bedroom. he thought it was a dog. there were two kids in the bedroom. he thought it might be the kids. >> no one was hurt. the burglar got away with a smart phone, ran off when a homeowner yelled at him. >> 6:38 is our time. that mother who banded her newborn will not be facing charges. the district attorney says the mother seen holding her baby in this video did follow new york's safe haven law. and we have learned that she actually returned to the church just to make chute child had been found. bat baby boy found with his
fine and now in the care of child welfare. >> happening today, heads to moscow hoping to win concessions have russian president, and fight against oh sigh. she will push for a political solution and military operation against isis. but following the visit, the early talk of a grand coalition to include the expos russia has faded faa. >> pope francis celebrated. on his first full day in africa, the pope told muslim leaders that they must engage n lobbyists. the pope says that for kenya to move forward, interfaith dialogue is simply special. it's can have 39. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and bill.
>> happy thanksgiving to you. what a great start we have. skies look fantastic. sunrise officially at 6:54. this daylight underway with beautiful colors in the sky. you can see the empire state building. one world trade as the sun comes up. we have mostly clear skies in parts of the area. but bank of clouds waiting off to the north and east. that will change things up for us. 42 degrees right now in central park. we're going to push the upper 50s, possibly getting all the way into 59, 60-degree range later this afternoon. so 42 could add as much as 15 to 20 degrees across much of the area. so chilly start in spots. quickly warms up. we're about 5 to 10 degrees warmer. no showers are expected today or tomorrow. really beautiful afternoon and then right through friday, we make it sunshine and 60. showers show up for the end of
the weekend r. they have commute details. >> a couple problems here. an accident there, still have the let h closures with that broken water main. local closures around that surrounding area and the closures for the macy's thanksgiving day parade are in place. let's take a look. watch for the closures here already. alternate side parking rules suspended. back to you. lori, ken. >> debbie, thank you. 6:41 is our time. still ahead, wild weather capture offend camera. ripping apart a flee market. >> the spirit of giving, npdd. >> pleasure plus, live picture os of the thanks giving day parade.
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shot in september. the second grader was hit in the leg by a stray bullet while walking home with her five-year- old sister. police are still searching for the gunman. good morning america is coming up next, and tom is live in times square. good morning, tom. >> happy thanksgiving. great to be with you this morning. thanksgiving security, president obama says there's no specific terror threat this holiday weekend, but security is heightened as millions head out to parades and malls throughout the country. black friday is tomorrow, major stores, major websites start with so many getting a jump on their holiday shopping season. sarah gillman joins us with how stores are changing their turkey day tactics, plus, the top judges are with us this morning answering requester your questions. it's the heart of new york city to do this legally. but deep frying a turkey is the best way to do a turkey on
thanksgiving. you used to live in florida, right? >> i used to live in florida, but my wife is from new orleans. we inject a bottle of hot sauce into the turkey and it tastes so good. it will blow your mind. >> that sounds amazing. have a great show and a happy thanksgiving. >> see, everyone, i used to live in florida, everyone used to deep fry down there. 6:46. amy frieze with the accuweather forecast. >> certainly no cold turkeys around here, that's for sure. really nice weather conditions expected for this afternoon. it gets warmer tomorrow. we have a gorgeous sunrise happening right now. you can see it from this vantage point. just absolutely spectacular. looks like we get into the afternoon with temperatures in the upper 50s. great shot here to one world trade. beautiful skies. 46% humidity. winds are calm. 5 to 10 miles an hour during the parade today. clouds will be increasing. we'll start to see clouds
creeping in from the north and west. temperatures will go from the upper 40s to mid 50s. looking at the temperatures, it's cold north and west. 33 for white plains. these temperatures will start to come up as we get the day started and the nice southerly wind will push our temperatures into the upper 50s across much of the area. so, a temperature climb of almost 20 degrees happening throughout the afternoon. by tomorrow, it's even warmer. temperatures pushing to the mid 60s. we'll call it breezy and warm, that's all ahead of this cold front, which comes in friday night into saturday. not only will that bring a chance for showers late on friday night, but also brings the chance for temperatures to take, return to normal, basically. 10, 15 degrees off the numbers going into the weekend. saturday, there's our shot of showers coming in. pretty much ending by noon and cooler air coming in behind that dramatically cooler.
for saturday and sunday. so, clouds and sun breaks, 59 the high. and accuweather, it's 50, and then tomorrow, partly sunny and no coat november theme does continue 64 degrees. we could also have fog early on tomorrow morning to start the day. some sun is expected. here's the accuweather forecast. the cooler air saturday afternoon. 54. and mostly cloudy on sunday. just 48 degrees. 47 on monday. temperatures in the low 50s on tuesday and wednesday. and that's our average high for this time of year. have that chance of showers and again on tuesday afternoon. so those are the main chances that we have to get wet. other than that, pretty decent forecast. >> terrific. warmest tomorrow. >> all right, thank you. let's check in with debbie duhaime. >> good morning, everybody. happy thanksgiving. let's start off by telling you what's happening. accident being cleared.
watch for the closures. newark at harrison street with that broken water main, still several closures downtown. right on the jersey city border. watch for the closures here in midtown getting ready for the macy's thanksgiving parade. 50s into the 20s. let's go outside and show you a look at 7th avenue. a closure here. and finally, a look at 34th street in front of macy's, everybody getting ready for the big macy's thanksgiving day parade. alternate parking rules suspended. ken, lori. >> thank you, debbie. still ahead on eyewitness news street. new protests following the teenager. >> a school nurse team up to revive a boy found with no pulse. >> plus, more live pictures. the floats are set to soar at the parade. as we continue on this
welcome back. it's 6:52. we are seeing a strong gust of wind that left a dozen people hurt at a flee market. the video showing the winds blowing over tents and tables. there were still vendors cleaning up. 11 people got hurt. three had to be taken to the hospital. they are expected to be okay. >> protests continue in chicago. in response to the release of
mcdonald. through the city last night, they are hoping to shut down busy michigan avenue tomorrow on black friday. last night, president obama released a statement thanking demonstrators for keeping protests in his hometown peaceful. >> here in the city, several people were arrested during marchs in manhattan, protesting the mcdonald killing and the deadly police shooting of jamar clark in minneapolis. large number of demonstrators made their way from washington square. clark's funeral was yesterday. ten days after he was killed during an encounter with police. time is 6:53. and new this morning, a police officer credited with saving the life of a ten-year-old boy. officer john was on the scene just minutes after the young boy stopped breathing in brentwood. the officer was able to use a valve mask while the school nurse did chest compressions, reviving the ten-year-old. the officer is part of a police department's medical crisis
beautiful weather, but some unprecedented security. 89th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade gets underway. festivities to kick off. big party in the upper west side as those giant balloons were inflated. a fun time for the entire family on what has become a thanksgiving eve. this year, unprecedented security in the aftermath of the paris attacks. in fact, the nypd tells us this will be the most heavily policed thanksgiving parade in new york city history. despite lingering fears since paris, more than 3 million people are expected to line up today for this great new york city city. and about 50 million folks are expected to tune in to watch the event on television. so, everyone out here are ready for a good time. of course, fingers crossed for a fun and safe thanksgiving day parade. for me from all of you guys, things get started here in just about two hours.
west side, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> very cool. 6:58. developing this morning, concerns about an arsonist in one neighborhood are growing after another suspicious fire. flames ripping through a building late last night. this is now the 7th fire since october, the building was being renovated. the fdny was not linked. all have been labeled suspicious. >> 6:58. another check on your commute with debbie duhaime. debbie. >> thank you lori and ken. let's start off with the subways on time. also running on a sunday lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on a reduced schedule as well. same thing with the path train and the hudson light rail as well, all running on a reduced schedule. crossings. traffic is light, do watch out for the closures. central park west is block 86 down through columbus circle. 77th blocked over by central
park west, getting ready for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. subject to closure, and then parts of 7th and broadway closed. let's go outside and show you a look at 6th avenue in the 50s. everybody getting ready for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. and a look at 34th street. that's blocked over by macy's. alternate parking rules in effect. >> okay, amy. >> it looks beautiful outside. the sun coming up absolutely spectacular skies. temperatures are on the cool side. but they won't stay there long. actually, pretty mild. we're expecting a high of 49 degrees. 59 degrees. we're already at 49. 59 degrees, sorry about that. and 60s tomorrow. this beautiful, beautiful shot this morning to get started. 64 on friday. and then a cold front comes through friday night into saturday and that's where temperatures start to cool down again. then we're back into the upper 40s.