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it is 4:30. 61 degrees on this thursday, september 24th. we've been talking about it for months now. but today is the day. pope francis will arrive in new york city and the weather is going to be picture-perfect. good morning everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. live in washington, d.c.. what a gorgeous day here as well. welcome to "cbs2 news this morning." we'll have traffic and weather together on the 2s about new york in just a moment but first pope francis has a busy day here in washington today before he heads your way chris, to new york, he has a busy schedule. yesterday another packed schedule that included everything from a speech at the white house to the first ever canonization in the u.s.
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pope francis made history again wednesday, canonizing a saint for the first time on u.s. soil. [ speaking foreign language ] the pope elevated missionary junipero serra to sainthood. and a mass celebrated in spanish at the national shrine of the immaculate conception, 25,000 people gathered. his words, impacting many. >> i'm not catholic but i do love the message of mercy. >> reporter: he is a christian minister and listening closely to the holy father's every word. >> he's someone that brings a fresh new perspective to something that was taught a long time ago. >> reporter: the pope, delighted crowds all day. >> my heart is still beating from seeing the pope. >> reporter: writing down constitution -- riding down constitution avenue while bodyguards lifted up children tubelessed. this little girl 5-year-old sophie cruz handed the pope message about immigration. >> all immigrants just like my dad see this country. >> reporter: earlier at the
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called on catholics and the country to take care of the poor and the planet. >> climate change is a problem. >> the pope heads to new york at 4:00 this afternoon but before then, a number of stops here in washington. we'll have more on that in just a moment for you chris. >> that was an action packed first full day here in the u.s. for the pope yesterday. mary thanks. but first we've got traffic and weather together on the 2s and for that over to john elliott. john it's going to be great today for the pope's arrival. >> a warm one. yesterday, 80 degrees and we're 80 to 82 today in the city and around the area definitely going to be on the warm side and should be mostly sunny as well. and the city right now it feels pretty good. 61 degrees. clear skies. winds are calm. a relative humidity is at 64%. scanning the skies, well, you're not scanning much are you? i tell you what, dry conditions continue today and tomorrow. definitely more clouds as we orange wow way into the weekend.
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-- work our way into the weekend. watching some showers well to the south but in our area mostly sunny and 81. under that september sun. 4:33. let's get you where you got to go right now with alex. in preparation of the pope's arrival until later today. from now until 6:00 a.m. fifth avenue is closed as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenue. also at 6th some of the cross streets will thenal open but will then be one lane closing again at 10:00 until 9:00 this evening. we're going to update you on the changes throughout the morning and we are also posting them on our website as well as on the facebook page. but for now, if you are traveling in the bronx, we have the major deegan closed northbound at 19th street. we have an -- 149th street. we have an overturned vehicle. you still have to pay the meters. remember be safe, don't text and drive, chris?
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and pope francis had a very busy day yesterday. it is an even busier day today in washington. mary? >> yeah, before the pope speaks before that joint session of congress, he has a number of other stops as well. he will also visit st. patrick's catholic church here in dc. not to be confused with the cathedral if manhattan. that's later on tonight and he will make history as he addresses congress today. he will then journey just a few blocks away to feed the homeless. he will be sitting down with men, women, and children for that event. and cbs2's weijia jiang joins me live here in washington with more on that story. weijia? >> reporter: good morning mary, and good morning to everybody. we know that it is such a dear issue for the pope to find ways to care for the poor. and just a few blocks from the capitol, he is going to be saying grace at a special table with many people who are in need.
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>> amen. god bless you all. >> reporter: everyone week the catholic charities of the archdiocese of washington receives up a hot meal to anyone in need and it come with extra helping. >> they feel really validated and appreciated and receive dignity. >> reporter: the line forms early. tracy uses a walker to get here and knows all the staff. >> they good people. >> reporter: the meals program serves 300 to 500 people every wednesday. this week, they're setting a special table for a visit from pope francis. >> the way that he takes his mission and lives it out is inspiring. >> reporter: cardinal whirl believes the blessing from the pope will boost homeless programs but even more than that, inspire real solutions. >> it begins with the change of human hearts. that's where the pope will be at his best. >> reporter: those served here hope he comes back for more.
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>> reporter: officials at the catholic charities hope that pope francis' visit will call attention to those living in the shadow of the capitol where congress can make a difference programs. mary? >> it's been an issue he's addressed on day one. weijia thank you very much. well when the pope arrives in new york, he will be staying at a residence on the upper east side. the vatican's diplomatic residence and a live look right now to give you an idea of where he will be staying. we have a camera there right now. the media crews are being kept a good distance away from that. the five story townhouse is on east 72nd street. that's less than block from central park. the residence is also home to the vatican's official observer to the united nations. francis will be the third pope to stay there. and as you know, a massive security operation sunday way in new york. we see the -- is underway in new york. we see the barricades and fencing and we see police officers throughout the area.
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let's get to cbs2's janelle burrell as we continue our team coverage of the papal visit. she is live outside st. patrick's cathedral. janelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you mary, st. patrick's as you know is the pope's first official stop in new york. he'll be having a prayer service later this evening and yes, security is already very tight morning. then that -- this morning. then that chain link fence that stretches from here at 56th street to 47th in front of st. patrick's cathedral. this in preparation for the pope's arrival. commissioner bill bratton himself doing a security sweep of st. patrick's cathedral ahead of the pope's arrival. even inspecting the altar. >> we have very good at planning but we also have to be adaptable with this pope. his penchant for spontaneity. >> reporter: a full day before the pope gets here, visitors were being carefully screened.
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>> they're checking anyone that has a large pouch or a backpack. before they go into the church. >> reporter: homeland security now has the command center set up across from the cathedral where the pope will hold a prayer service this evening. his holiness will also speak before 170 world leaders during the general assembly at the united nations. the nypd says they have more than 6,000 officers covering the pope and the u. n.. >> you've got 1,773 police cars. 818 tons of concrete block. 37 miles of barriers and fencing. >> reporter: over near central park, more than 20,000 feet of eight foot high feel mesh fencing lines the west side perimeter of where 80,000 ticketed spectators are expected friday for the pope's procession along west drive. the morans who have tickets to stand along the pope's welcome parade route on fifth avenue today and anticipating tight security and they plan to get
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here at 1:00 p.m. well ahead of his arrival. >> that's about six hours, seven hours away. to get the glimpse of the pope. but it could be worth it. >> reporter: now st. patrick's had been undergoing a $175 million renovation. that was originally scheduled to be finished in december. but they managed to get that wrapped upmost of it wrapped up just in time for the pope's arrival today. reporting life this morning from midtown, janelle burrell, cbs2 news. >> okay thank you. boy that's a lot of fencing that's been put up around the city. thank you. much more coverage on the pope's visit throughout the morning and of course at cbsnewyork.com. well, the time is now 4:39. still ahead here this morning, strike up the band. we'll meet the teens who will greet the pope at jfk. >> plus from the statue of liberty to shows on broadway, what new york sights would you want the pope this check out? >> twitter versus instagram. find out which came out on top. john?
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going to be that cool today. the 80s return, low 80s but nice for the arrival of the pope and staying dry next few days too. you stay there. traffic and weather together on
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and we welcome you back to "cbs2 news this morning." a beautiful day on tap for the pope's arrival later this afternoon. it's currently 4:42 and 61 degrees and you know what that means time now for traffic and weather together on the 2s. good morning john. good morning chris, hi everybody i hope you had a great day yesterday. beautiful conditions yesterday. today in so many ways will just be a repeat weather watchers up early. watching some comfortable numbers. 56 for the north shore. 59 there in great neck and let's see what's going on in staten island. 62. and michael is up early always is, getting out early to till and cover the garden soil. preparing for easy spring planting. man, is this guy planning ahead. this is great. he's -- out there and it's
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going to be annoys warm day for you to do. that up to the north we still have some readings in the 40s which is pretty typical. you have that variety. that spread with clear skies. you have -- yeah comfortable in the city at 61. but quite a bit cooler north and west. you know that heat just escapes. winds are calm and relative humidity is at 64%. numbers around the area, yeah, it is chilly. 56 in white plains. but 46 in monticello and 47 in edison and 46 in the hamptons and good old guy from sparta, 45. can you believe it? he's freezing. 58 in groan itch though and 54 in belmar. it's refreshing out the door and actually one degree cooler in the city right now but this afternoon, we could actually be a degree or two warmer than we were yesterday. billion numbers well above normal -- with numbers well above normal. 75 for lunchtime and then 81 as we get the day underway. still very warm when the pope arrives from dc this afternoon and into the evening should be
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a comfortable evening as well. dew points don't get wildly out of control and great fall weather to do. i mean i -- today. i mean i know we need the rain and we had a chance sunday but more of the model runs are keeping even sunday night dry as well. the next few hours and your futurecast is dry and fine. just really comfortable for your thursday. there will be a few more clouds during the day on friday. and then by friday night, we see some clouds filling in as well. there's that system to the low that should serve to usher in slightly cooler air and that mix of sun and clouds saturday. plan on increasing clouds on sunday. earlier in the week, model runs were bringing some rain in later on sunday. there's a slight chance but the odds are actually getting lower. 81. warm again today. very comfortable pretty skies. overnight tonight, quite nice. pleasant and 63. then into your friday, looking good for the pope and you. 76. we see numbers -- we will see numbers dial down a bit for the weekend. still above normal a bit and
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then we're right back to the old summer tricks monday into tuesday of next week. so yeah, warm is the word. traffic is the word for alex. sure john. if you are traveling this morning in preparation of the pope's arrival later today from now until 6:00 this morning, fifth avenue is closed from 47th to 55th streets and as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenue. now at 6th the cross streets will reopen helping you navigate for the morning commute but one lane so very heavy congestion expected in that area. closed again at 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. we'll continue to update you on the changes and we have posted them on the facebook page as well as the website. cbsnewyork.com, check there both if you are trying to navigate the stay. in the bronx the major deegan is currently closed at 149th due to a overturned vehicle. alternate side is in effect citywide -- suspended today for i delled a ha and remember to be safe and remember be safe,
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but now to mary in washington. it's a traffic is anything like it here in washington, d.c., not going to be easy street closures and frozen zones everywhere you turn. now a look at the stories making news this morning. all about the pope today. philadelphia system making final preparation -- is making final preparations for the pope's visit this weekend. on saturday pope francis will address crowds at independence hall and attend a festival of families event and on sunday he will celebrate mass to close the world meeting of families. also happening today the union has pledged to deliver -- pledged to give an additional $1.1 billion to help ref withdrew gees. they will use the money to provide food and shelter during the migration crisis. another story we have for you, the u.s. government says hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints of federal personnel. that's higher than the 1.1 million originally estimated
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and chris u.s. intelligence director says china is the number one suspect here. on the money watch report this morning, stock futures down today after more losses on wall street on wednesday. more losses in china were blamed. the nasdaq composite dropped by 44. the s&p 500 lost 4 points. well, instagram hit a milestone this week. logging more than 400 million monthly users. that's solidly surpassing twitter -- oh, yeah sus. so far we -- jesus, sorry we had a light go. after facebook which now owns the service, instagram allows mobile users to easily post and shoot photos. mary back to you. glad everything is okay over there. we got a little nervous for you. well, pope francis' arrival in new york is just a few hours away. and we know the city is very excited about it and we've experienced that here in dc. but we want to ask the question, what do you think is
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a must see for the pope? we sent cbs2's emily smith to find out. >> reporter: when the pope comes to manhattan, he's got a tight schedule that includes st. patrick's cathedral. the u. n., evening mass at madison square garden -- and -- >> we should take the -- >> that's a good idea. he would like that maybe. >> yes, i'm sure because the best view of manhattan. >> reporter: that's right. new yorkers have itineraries of their own. places they can only wish the pope could experience. >> i think he should check out the ifc theater near the west port street stop. it's really great. popcorn in one arm and big soda. >> got to see the highline. the pope would love the highline. >> reporter: he's planning a trip toal park. >> that's something like pope ben district stops at -- benedict stops at. >> holy father highlights. >> big time yeah. >> times square,. >> reporter: the pope in times square? >> that would be definitely interesting prospect to have. the pope in times square. >> reporter: are we thinking
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>> i'm thinking like -- like where the dropped ball is. like that kind of times square. >> taking a tour of new york harbor or something like that. >> reporter: how about the times square? he always has a reservation here. a table set up as a shrine to pope francis can believe reserved any -- can be reserved any time of year but they have high hopes the pope will do a drive-by and stop in. >> we have a reserve spot for him downstairs. >> reporter: it's unlikely he'll just walk in for spaghetti but timothy cardinal dolan tells us he has a few beloved tourist attractions in mind. >> he wants to make sure he sees the statue of liberty. he obviously wanted to see st. patrick's, that's not as a tourist, as a man of prayer and he did want to see 9/11 not just again as a tourist, he actually wanted to go there to pray. >> reporter: but with this hope you never know where he'll turn up. emily smith, cbs2 news. >> other ideas included a football game, a baseball game, sounds good to me. the most popular suggestion
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though chris, was central park. and of course we know he's going to be the leading a procession through the park tomorrow. >> yes. 80,000 lucky ticketholders will be there as well. all right mary check back in? with you in just a minute. time now 4:40. coming up the items you can't bring with you if you're going to central park to see the pope. >> also hear if the woman who pet -- from the woman who met pope john paul ii not once but twice and get this, he
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was a little girl. tt0w!tx#ho!!%4@-b34 tt0w!tx#ho!!el@-h4x tt0w!tx#ho!!ed@-n6< tt0w!tx#ho%!)8h-.h@ tt0w!tx#ho%!kzh-3'< tt0w!tx#ho%!n-h-fn0 tt0w!tx#ho%!0ph-x)( tt0w!tx#ho%!s"h-h[h good morning, time now for traffic and weather together on the 2s, john? good morning. >> a warm one day for the first full day of autumn. still in good shape obviously for the duration of the pope's visit. and then the mainly dry over the weekend is just going to be a little cooler. you can see bright and quiet conditions today. you got wet weather to the south. you got a front in the plains, there's some pretty significant rain flirting with florida. unfortunately, no welcomed rain in california.
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heat is on. not only in new york, but down through dc, down into parts of the south central states in the 90s. upper 70s low 80s today. closer to where we should be a little closer by the weekend. are you too close to that late model buick in front of you? what's going on alex? in preparation of the pope's arrival later today, from now until 6:00 a.m., we have some changes on fifth avenue. it is the currently closed from 47th to 55th streets as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenue. now at 6:00 this morning, some of the cross streets are actually doing to reopen. but be reduced to only one lane. so we expect heavy congestion in that area and they'll close again at 10:00 and will be that way until 9:00. we'll continue to update you on the changes with the papal visit throughout the morning. now subway changes. uptown c. rains are local won from -- d. trains are running local only. alternate side of the street
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parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. and remember be safe, don't text and drive, back to you. coming up on the eve of the pope's visit. cardinal dolan and mayor de blasio reveal a plan to help the city's homeless. >> who would think they'd be able to see a pope twice in their lifetime? >> she believes pope john paul ii recognized her from when she was a little girl.
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forget, up next. tt0w!tx#h_!!%4@-j] tt0w!tx#h_!!el@-@zl tt0w!tx#h_!!ed@-fx( tt0w!tx#h_%!)8h-&&t tt0w!tx#h_%!kzh-;i( tt0w!tx#h_%!n-h-n $ tt0w!tx#h_%!0ph-pg< tt0w!tx#h_%!s"h-@5\ tt0w!tx#h_%!ueh-cw, tt0w!tx#h_%!7hh-_ux in 1979. new york welcomed pope john paul ii and that visit had a big impact on thousands in attendance. especially one 6-year-old girl. >> she is now 42 years old and talking to cbs2's dave carlin about a photo and a moment that changed her life. >> me and my experience with pope john paul ii is -- amazing. >> reporter: geralyn smith calls this her miracle moment
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madison square garden. captured forever in this iconic photograph. it was 1979, she was 6 years old. and in this video you see the pope lift her and put her on top of the pope mobile. >> i remember his eyes being so beautiful. >> reporter: the instant connection with her bobbing slightly to the music, came after security guard got her mom's permission to escort the shy little girl to the front row. >> it was a rough time in my life and i think definitely after that i felt -- blessed. >> reporter: a year before, her father donald an nypd detective died of pneumonia. she says this restored hope and strengthened faith for her family. >> definitely i believe my father was watching over me. >> reporter: it stands as one of madison square garden's 20 defining moments and the iconic photo right here on display on level eight of this landmark place. also in the display case, her ticket. and her rosary. when people go into madison square garden, they see you.
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they see that photograph. what should they know? >> that even at a rough time, good things can happen. >> reporter: in 1995, in central park, she came face-to- face with pope john paul ii again. here she is, taking part in the offer tour procession. where she says he recognized her. >> who would think they'd be able to see a pope twice in their lifetime? even once would be amazing so to see him twice -- unbelievable. >> smith tells dave that back in 1979 she was wearing the colors of the polish flag and that may have caught his eye, she'll be at madison square garden for the mass and chris, i'm thinking maybe she's going to go with the polish flag colors again. >> it worked -- yeah. it worked the first time. talk about so many iconic pictures at madison square garden history and for that to be one of them. ill tell you it's truly a blessing. time now 4:58. still ahead more coverage of the pope's visit including security preparations at st.
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patrick's cathedral and the papal residence. >> plus the plan that cardinal dolan and mayor de blasio hope will get the city's homeless
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just in time for the pope's trip to new york city. and the countdown is on. as you will see on your screen. good morning everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. live in washington, d.c.. chris, we have a beautiful day here as well. we'll get to traffic and weather together on the 2s in just a moment. but first, here's what's new this morning. as fanfare greeted pope francis in washington. just one of his many stops while touring washington, d.c. yesterday. we will take a closer look at hiss busy scheduled to before he heads your way to new york. we're watching very closely what's going on down in washington, d.c.. >> new york city is on high alert and for the pope's arrival, get ready. inside st. patrick's cathedral, the nypd has done a sweep even checking possible vulnerabilities at the altar. will we be able to mutt an required?
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absolutely. but right now, we think that our -- >> leave the car at home. public transportation may be the way to go. while the pope is in new york. some train lines are adding services and others are waiting to see what happens but are ready to go. chris. under arrest, the nypd nabs a man they say stabbed a taxi driver to death in the bronx. he's being charged with murder and attempted robbery. and pearl jam rocks out on the late show with stephen colbert. coming up where you can see the band perform this weekend here in manhattan. like there's not enough going on. time now is 5:02. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. john elliott, hey john how are you? i tell you what it's going to be a relatively nice weekend and more clouds on sunday. possibly overnight sunday into monday. some of the needed rain but much of the area dry. very warm today. 62 to start your day. that variety including the 40s and 50s north and west. high pressure still in control. oh, yeah, this is a very
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numbers edge up a bit today. yesterday, we hit 80 we'll go for 81 today and upper 70s and low 80s around the area. and some pretty skies as well. make sure you're ready for kind of the summer rewind on this first full day of fall. no, now we've got to go forward with alex. john, thank you. and preparation of the pope's arrival later today, from now until 6:00 a.m. we have fifth avenue closed from 47th to 55th street as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenues. at 6:00 this morning the cross streets will reopen but will be just one lane. so expect heavy traffic through the area. they will close again at 10:00 this morning. will remain that way looking like this grid until 9:00 p.m. we'll update you on the changes we will see throughout the day. but for now, downtown 4 and 6 trains are running express from 125th street to grand central and 42nd street. now. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters and, remember be safe, don't
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the jam-packed day for pope francis in dc. his first full day in the u.s. included speaking at the white house, to a history making canonization. >> all throughout the -- busy day. the people's pope was greeted by thunderous cheers by people young and old. [ cheering and applause ] the pope delighted crowds all day. >> my heart is still beating from seeing the pope. >> riding down constitution avenue while bodyguards lifted up children to be blessed. this little girl 5-year-old sophie cruz handed the pope a message about immigration. >> all immigrants just like my dad see this country. >> earlier at the white house the holy father called on catholics and the country to take care of the poor and the planet. >> climate change is a problem. >> and pope francis made history wednesday, canonizing a saint, junipero serra, a first on u.s. soil.
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this mass was celebrated in spanish at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception, 25,000 people gathered. many just hoping for a chance to see the pope. >> we are going to the three cities that he's going to. >> louise and his wife vanessa have been riding around the city just trying to catch a glimpse of the pontiff. >> we are after him. we are -- riding -- >> chasing him down. >> yes. >> pope francis has a busy day here in washington. let's give you an idea of to what is expected today. before the pontiff heads your way to new york, he will address a joint session of congress and then visit st. patrick's catholic church in dc. not to be confused with the prayer service happening in the midtown that will be tonight. and after pope francis makes history before congress, he will sit down with homeless men, women and children. it's going to be a very
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poignant moment here in washington, d.c.. and we continue our team coverage now with cbs2 -- here in washington with more on that story. weijia? >> reporter: good morning mary, and to everybody. caring for the poor is an issue that's so near and dear to pope francis' heart. he talks about it all the time. so it's no surprise that he put this on his schedule. every week the catholic charities of the archdiocese of washington here gives a hot meal to anyone who needs it. feeds about 300 to 500 people every wednesday but this week, they are setting a special table this afternoon for a visit from pope francis. >> the way that he takes his mission and lives it out is inspiring. >> reporter: cardinal donald will believes the blessing from the pope will boost homeless programs but even more than
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we are expecting the pope to talk about income inequality and poverty during his speech to congress as well. right in the middle of their trying to balancing the budget and some spending cuts are possible. but lawmakers have pledged to mutt aside their -- put aside their differences for today. so they can really take in everything pope francis has to say. mary, chris? >> thank you. yes, congress has been told to behave both sides of the aisle. thank you. security operation underway in new york at this hour as the city prepares to welcome the pope later today. cbs2's janelle burrell joins us live from midtown at st. patrick's cathedral where security is already on high alert. janelle? >> reporter: you know chris it's unlike anything we've ever seen here on fifth avenue. actually six blocks away from the cathedral and you can see the barricades they have the place here behind us. and then alongside fifth avenue from 56th all the way down to 47th. you see that eight foot high tall chain link fence all of
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this protection ahead of the pope and you might also be able to make out on the other side of fifth avenue police have their dogs out and they are doing sweeps up and down the avenue this morning. ahead of the pope's arrival. commissioner bill bratton himself doing a security sweep of st. patrick's cathedral ahead of the pope's arrival. even inspecting the altar. >> we are very good at planning but we also have to be adaptable with this pope. his penchant for spontaneity. >> reporter: a full day before the pope gets here, visitors were being carefully screened. >> they're checking anyone that has a large pouch or a backpack. before they go into the church. >> reporter: homeland security now has a command center set up across from the cathedral where the pope will hold a prayer service this evening. his holiness will also speak before 170 world leaders during the general assembly at the united nations. the nypd says they have more than 6,000 officers covering
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>> you've got 1,773 police cars. 818 tons of concrete block. 37 miles of barriers and fencing. >> reporter: over near central park, more than 20,000 feet of eight foot high steel mesh fencing lines the west side perimeter of where 80,000 ticketed spectators are expected friday for the pope's procession along west drive. the morans who have tickets to stand along the pope's welcome parade route on fifth avenue today are anticipating tight security and they plan to get here at 1:00 p.m. well ahead of his arrival. >> that's about six hours, seven hours away. to get the glimpse of the pope. but it's gonna be worth it. >> reporter: and st. patrick's cathedral will be the pope's first official stop here in the city and we can term you it is -- tell you it is sparkling this morning. it has been undergoing a $175 million renovation that was originally scheduled to end in
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december. but they were able to wrap up the majority of that just in time for the pope when he lands here today. reporting live this morning in midtown, janelle burrell, cbs2 news. >> it does look absolutely spectacular. janelle thanks so much. plenty more from washington and
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but johnny what do we have today? >> how about all of the pictures from dc yesterday? the weather was spectacular. >> okay when he first came out of the residence, the vatican residence in dc and greeted those children. the way the sun was hitting him. it was magnificent. >> perfect air quality i mean all the elements were there. almost a repeat of that today. it's going to be warm and numbers are above normal. this could be the warmest of the week by a degree or two here and there. in the city 62 very comfortable but again with clear skies be this time of year it is fall. you do get that variety. so let's take a little trip. remember yesterday at this time jeffersonville was at 39 so it's a little warmer but you still have the 40s through orange county, sullivan and ulster county. at 45. terrytown 57 that's just refreshing out the door. danbury at 54 right now and we have 52 in speonk. wow look at spring lake, that's cool for you. 45. turn it around and you have 54 in freehold and 56 in chatham
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and tenafly right now. you know warm things up and you see the sun. a few clouds. tell all there were times -- you there were times yesterday where there was just nothing. it was just unmitigated blue. you know, it's going to be a lot like that today. so it's feeling like summer. and nice for the events tomorrow. during the day on friday, clouds will start to fill in so friday night, that's where we see some clouds. kind of more of a diurnal dynamic more than any kind of system that's going to bring any rain. even saturday is relatively quiet. still okay. you see a system flirting with our area to the south. earlier in the week the models brought it in for rain on sunday. now still suppressed and overnight sunday into monday, we could see a shower. do we need it? tell you what, the deficit for the year, about 7.5 inches. that's here in the city. there's wide variation around the area. been really tough for much of nassau and suffolk county. moderate drought conditions there.
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dealing with some of the mandatory or voluntary water restrictions. yeah we need the rain. none today though. plenty of sun and warm again. feeling like a july day. not mid to late september with a high of 81. comfortable overnight tonight. and then friday, it's a little bit more dynamic there'll be a few clouds fill in. particularly friday night. saturday that's the trend too. more clouds. definitely more clouds sunday overnight sunday into monday. maybe monmouth and ocean a little bit of rain and then we see the warm temperatures return first part of next week. guess who else has returned? alex denis. thank you john. good morning everyone. thanks for waking up with us. in preparation of the poppas' arrival later today. from now until 6:00 this morning, fifth avenue is closed from 47th to 55th streets. as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenue. now at 6:00, some of the cross streets will reopen but will be reduced to just one lane and expect heavy traffic through the area. they will close again at 10:00
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and remain that way until 9:00. we'll continue to update you on all of the changes throughout the morning. regarding the papal visit. right now some subway changes due to track work. downtown 4 and 6 trains are running express from 125th street to grand central. 42nd street. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. remember be safe, don't text and drive. and as i just mentioned, the pope's arrival is just hours away and in fact, we are already seeing transportation officials bracing for major gridlock. new jersey transit will have extra trains and buses on standby. the lirr is adding trains during off peak hours today and tomorrow and metro-north is altering its schedule for tomorrow. in manhattan subways are recommended over buses because of those street closures and you can find all the information you need on the street closures on cbsnewyork.com. chris and mary, back to you. there are plenty of them. alex thanks so much. pope francis will be staying here in manhattan. >> andrea grymes zag is live on
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the -- cbs2's andrea grymes is live on the upper east side with the place he will call home in new york. >> reporter: good morning to you chris and mary. it's an 11,000 square foot, five story residence here on 72nd street behind me you can see the barricades are up. the police are already out. 72nd street already is closed in anticipation of the pope's arrival. the pontiff known for living simply and humbly will stay in one of the most exclusive areas of new york during his trip. a townhouse on east 72nd street, just off madison avenue. home of the vatican's diplomat to the united nations, neighbors here are well-versed in papal visits. >> i would walk my dog around and seen benedict many times. he'd come around in his car. at that time they had the pope car. would come and he'd wave at us. >> reporter: this is just one of the several heavily guarded areas across manhattan where pope francis will visit.
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of central park where about 80,000 people will gather inside the park tomorrow afternoon for the holy father's procession. and back out here live. this papal residence with you originally owned -- was originally owned by the family of mayor michael grant. mrs. grant had a chapel built inside the residence. the children then donated to home to the archdiocese in the '70s and it became the official residence of the apostolic nuncio from the holy seat to the united nation -- united nations and of course it will be the pope's home away from rome. andrea grymes, cbs2 news. >> yes, they left the vatican in good hands. that's for sure, if you have tickets for pope francis' procession through central park, here's the things you cannot bring with you --
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now for a complete list of items and full guide on navigating the city on pope's visit. just go to the website. cbsnewyork.com. make sure you're prepared and you see the countdown clock on the screen, 11 hours 40 minutes and counting. mayor de blasio and cardinal dolan have a new partnership to help the homeless. the program called opening doors will include 500 emergency beds. the archdiocese of new york has pledged 150 of them to be located in church facilities no longer in use. other houses of worship pledged if hundred more. the -- 300 more. our time now is 5:19. coming up in our next half hour, the item found in midtown that had an officer screaming for help. >> also after the break, the upcoming tribute planned for baseball great yogi berra. >> and we'll get you another check of your traffic and
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we come back. well, that's soon may sound familiar when pope francis arrives at jfk later today. the jazz band will perform new york new york to welcome the pontiff. the bay ridge school known for its music program and it's not the first time the school has been given a papal performance. students from the school's music program performed a concert for pope benedict when he visited new york back in 2008. so okay time now 5:22. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s, johnny that's one of your favorites. i love that song.
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down at the end and then really -- well speaking of new york, new york. it's -- 62 degrees right now with clear skies. overhead. in the city. so nice they named it twice, 75 for lunch and 81 your high. you bet. how about a little bit of football tonight? i tell you what, i believe -- i cbs2. i mean 72? and we get things underway. very comfortable and then yeah, we've got another nice day on your friday. it's good. okay, alex what's going on? actually everything is good on the roads and the rails this morning. but in preparation of the pope's arrival later today, from now until 6:00 a.m., we have fifth avenue closed from 47th to 55th street as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenue. now at 6:00, some of the cross streets are actually going to reopen. but will be reduced to one lane so it's still going to be heavy traffic through the area. they will close again at 10:00 in remain that way until 9:00 p.m.
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tonight. i should just say 9:00 tonight. taking a live look outside. traffic moving well on all of the major roadways here the grand central parkway as you come through queens no issues so just kind of reit tating what i was saying, alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. and remember be safe, don't text and drive. chris over to you. alex thank you. yankees' stadium will pay tribute to yogi berra tonight while both the yankees and the mets fall behind last night. otis livingston here you with your cbs2/wfan sports update. >> reporter: the giants will try to get the first win of the season against the redskins on thursday night football right here on cbs2 at 8:00. the mets will be in cincinnati while the yankees will have a pre-game tribute to yogi berra before tonight's game with the white sox. tribute and a moment of silence in toronto last night for yogi who died late tuesday night. he was 90 years old. but instead find it further away. martin with the three run bomb capped a four run inning and blue jays beat the jeez 4-0 -- yankees 4-0. mets tied with the brays in
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the 9th. freeman unties it with a three run bomb. the mets lose 6-3. the nationals lost. i'm otis livingston, that's your cbs2/wfan sports update. >> don't forget tonight at the meadowlands. giants and redskins. a funny fail at building ikea furniture and pearl jam coming to central park. boy i tell you central park -- >> so much happening here, some high energy rock and roll blasted through the ed sullivan theater last night. the veteran group pearl jam was stephen colbert's guests on the late show. pearl jam's performance comes two days ahead of the global citizen festival which takes place in central park on saturday. the band is one of the big acts and stephen colbert is actually a host. the tickets are earned by people who take action to address social issues including extreme poverty. but i hear it is going to be
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i assume it will be packed and better man one of my favorite pearl jam songs. >> already been security cleared for the pope. just going to be fine. so it's a baby crib's fail for hollywood star and new dad ryan run olds. take a look -- reynolds. take a look at this. >> besides slow descent into alcoholism just really having trouble finding all the screws and the pieces that go with it. i mean there's got to be over 100,000 pieces that came with it. >> i wish my husband go through this and he needs several manuals. it was a little intense. the actor had a beer and attempts to put together an ikea crib for his wife blake lively and their 9-month-old daughter but after an apparent unsuccessful call to customer service he discovered as you can see there a foolproof method. tape. >> so many women watching that saying i don't care if he can put the crib together. he still looks great- grandmother can you get that >> all right.
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alex thanks so much. it is now 5:27. coming up, today's top stories. >> reporter: security is tight and police are standing by ahead of the pope's arrival this morning. we'll have a live report from st. patrick's cathedral coming up. >> there are already street closures on the upper east side where pope francis will be staying during his trip. i'll have a live report coming up. >> and how do you express your love for the pope? it is a hashtag seen around the world.
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wt d..ketogss it's 5:30. 62 degrees on this thursday, september 24th. and the weather could not be better for the pope's visit to new york city later today. good morning everyone, here in new york, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. live in washington, d.c.. we need the pope around more often. the weather has been beautiful here in dc as well. we'll have a look at new york's traffic and weather together on the 2s in just a moment. but first, pope francis has a busy day here in washington before heading your way to new york. yesterday, really packed schedule. where he spoke at the white house and then there was the first ever canonization in the u.s. pope francis made history again
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wednesday, canonizing a saint for the first time on u.s. soil. [ speaking spanish ] the pope elevated missionary junipero serra to sainthood. in a mass celebrated in spanish at the national shrine of the immaculate conception. 25,000 people gathered. his words, impacting many. >> i'm not catholic but i do love the message of mercy. >> he is a christian minister and listening closely to the holy father's every word. >> he's someone that brings a fresh new perspective to something that was taught a long time ago. >> the pope, delighted crowds all day. >> my heart is still beating from seeing the pope. >> riding down constitution avenue while bodyguards lifted up children to be blessed. this little girl, 5-year-old sophie cruz handed the pope a message about immigration. >> all immigrants just like my dad see this country. >> earlier at the white house the holy father called on catholics and the country to take care of the poor and the
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>> climate change is a problem. >> the pope heads to new york at 4:00 this afternoon. i know that papal countdown clock is ticking down. but before that, he has another stop here in washington and chris? >> this man, for 78 years old, keeps quite a schedule. it's really incredible to see. all right mary appreciate it. first now we have traffic here at 5:32. johnny? talk about a guy with a >> we're like complaining oh i'm a little tired. look at the things, all right here's the deal in the city right now it is very comfortable. it is cooler and north and west. that's the way it works you don't have the insulating clouds and clear skies and 62. winds are calm. relative humidity is at 64%. radar satellite, oh, almost getting the day off. we'll see a few clouds to the south and mostly sunny skies again today. in the city very pretty. 75 at lunch up to 81 for a high today. hanging on to that summer feel this afternoon.
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for the arrival of the pope. then into the evening hours let's say autumn winter on the first full day of fall. so some headaches later today. a lot going on in town. but let's get you around the area right now. alex denis. that's right john. it's actually looking pretty good as you go on the roads and rails but in preparation of the pope's arrival later today. from now until 6:00 this morning. fifth avenue is closed from 47th to 55th street as well as the cross streets from 48th to 5th. between 6th and madison avenue. now at 6th some of the cross streets are actually going to reopen but will be reduced to just one lane and closed again at 10:00 if will be that way until 9:00 tonight. so we'll update you on the changes throughout the morning it's still kind of a fluid situation. but let's take a live look at one of the hundreds of cameras showing you the george washington bridge as i said you are delay free at the hudson river crossings. inbound lower level e-zpass only until 6:00. a half hour wait for that as well. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. and remember be safe, don't text and drive.
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chris and mary, back to you. alex thank you so much. now back to the papal visit. mary, pope francis has an action packed scheduled to in washington. -- today in washington. >> before he heads to new york, he has very busy schedules. he is one busy man as you were saying chris here in washington. what will happen today? he will speak before adjoint session of conditioning. of that he will head to -- a joint session of congress. he will be sitting at a table with homeless men, women and them. and after the pope makes history, addressing that joint session of congress -- special moment that he will have at that table at st. patrick's catholic church not to be confused with need food in new york -- st. patrick's cathedral in new york, that will be happening later today. cbs2's weijia jiang continues the team coverage from here. weijia? >> reporter: well mary, caring
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for the poor is such a special issue to pope francis. you've heard him talk about it several times already. no surprise he put this very special lunch on his schedule and he'll be joining hundreds of homeless men, women and children. >> god bless you all. thanks for coming guys. >> reporter: every week the catholic charities of the archdiocese of washington serves up a hot meal to anyone in need. and it comes with extra helpings. >> feel really validated and appreciated. >> reporter: in the center of dc the line forms early. tracy uses a walker to get here and knows all the staff. >> he could be. >> reporter: the st. maria's meals program serves 300 to 500 people every wednesday. this week, they're setting a special table for a visit from pope francis. >> the way that he -- takes his mission and lives it out is inspiring. >> reporter: cardinal whirl believers the blessing from the pope will boost homeless programs but even more than
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>> it begins with the change of human hearts. that's where the pope will be at his best. >> reporter: those served here hope he comes back for more. >> come around here more often, maybe we get more help. >> reporter: and we expect pope francis to talk about income inequality and poverty during his speech to congress. it's at a time when lawmakers are trying to balance the budget and spending cuts are possible. but they have pledged to put aside their religious and political differences to listen to the pope. chris? >> weijia thank you very much. to chris in just a moment. but first, let's talk more about the pope, he is landing in new york later on today. there, there will be a level of security the city has never seen before. we have cbs2's janelle burrell she is live outside of st. patrick's cathedral with more on that. janelle, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning to you mary. we are here in midtown actually six blocks away from st.
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patrick's cathedral. police keeping us a safe distance away as they prepare for the pope to get here, you can see they have all the barricades in place. lining fifth avenue as well as this eight foot tall chain link fence. all of this in preparation for the pope's security. commissioner bill bratton himself doing a security sweep of st. patrick's cathedral ahead of the pope's arrival. even inspecting the altar. >> we are very good at planning but we also have to be adaptable with this pope. >> reporter: a full day before the pope gets here, visitors were being carefully screened. >> they're checking anyone that has a large pouch or a backpack. >> reporter: homeland security now has a command center set up across from the cathedral where the pope will hold a prayer service this evening. his holiness will also speak before 170 world leaders during the general assembly at the united nations. the nypd says they have more than 6,000 officers covering the pope and the u.n. >> you've got 1,773 police
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cars. 818 tons of concrete block. 37 miles of barriers and fencing. >> reporter: over near central park, more than 20,000 feet of eight foot high steel mesh fencing lines the west side perimeter of where 80,000 ticketed spectators are expected friday for the pope's procession along west drive. now if you've been around st. patrick's cathedral in the last several months, you'll remember that there was a lot of scaffolding outside of the building. part of their $175 million restoration project. that was scheduled to end in december. but a lot of that work has been sped up and that scaffolding now down for the most part just in time for pope francis' visit here later this evening. reporting live this morning in midtown, janelle burrell, cbs2 news. >> janelle thank you. yes they had a great reason to speed up that work. that's for sure. we'll get back to mary in washington in just a moment. but first, much more coverage of the pope's visit
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throughout the morning on this broadcast and all day long on cbsnewyork.com. but now, we've got to get to some other news this morning. new information on monday's murder of a green taxi driver in the bronx. police have arrested 24-year- old nicholas sanchez. he's being charged with murder and attempted robbery. police responding to a 911 call early monday morning found driver mamadou barry unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head and he was later from pounced dead. the bomb squad called to midtown a square that sent people running about 3:00 p.m. yesterday. a man approached a police officer on east 30th street and handed him a backpack. the officer opened the bag and found what appeared to be a grenade. the officer threw the backpack into a dumpster and called for help. a nearby building was evacuated as a precaution, the bomb squad examined the device and found out it was just a toy. >> we are on the way back from lunch and as we were like watching we just saw like a million cop cars. close down the street. so it was scary. >> with the pope coming too i was like -- calling everyone being like oh, i hope you've
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okay in the office. >> sources tell cbs2 police questioned the man who handed the offer the backpack -- officer the backpack and then released him. the man reportedly had been collecting cans and gave the officers the backpack thinking someone had lost it. the time is now 5:40. when we come back, more from washington and more of course on the papal visit here to new york, the countdown is on before pope francis arrives at
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time now for traffic and weather together on the 2s, hi john. >> hey good morning chris, hi everybody. we have another very nice day on tap for you today. it's just going to be a warm one and make sure you're ready for that. weather watchers watching some nice numbers, 40s and 50s and you see them right there. 53, this is daniel hanigan and again very nice for greenwood lake, you have that variety out there. nice weather for the papal visit. but we need rain. daniel, backing up a lot of municipalities when he says please conserve.
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dana says -- 80 degrees and abundant sunshine. hashtag #lovingthis. loving it. see what they did with the loving it? that's very cute. and i know i just saw this picture i just wanted to make sure, this is a game of catch and you can barely see that ball is almost torn to sleds. i tell you -- shreds. i tell you what was out there with buddy throwing the ball. beautiful day yesterday and practically a repeat today and parts of the area actually will be a degree warmer than we were yesterday. so it is going to feel like summer. in the city 62. with those calm winds and relative humidity is at 64%. you have the variety. you have the 40s. north and west. you have a lot of folks in the 50s right now. new canaan is at 58 and we have 54 brick and ooh there goes the mobile weather lab. 60 bronxville and 81 later today above normal. almost ten degrees above normal. should just be 72. we're staying above normal right into and through the weekend.
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sun is up quarter to 7:00 and sunset's at 10 to 7:00. pollen count for you. well i tell you, it's been 3s. and that's exactly where we see it staying tomorrow into saturday and into sunday as we sure could use some rain. that would help in more ways than one. radar and satellite, it's very quiet. a big ridge of high pressure and wet weather to the south. coastal low develops this weekend. will kick more clouds into our area. sadly i don't think we're going to see mump rain out of it. that would be sunday. and then you have that front off to the north and west. so for the visit today. arrival at jfk in the afternoon about 76 and st. patrick's cathedral into the evening hours. nice for the pope and nice for football. and then tomorrow, it's a busy day a little cooler day. even tomorrow afternoon in harlem you're looking at 74 degrees for the pope. and then central park, about and very comfortable weather in
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say in, inside you're inside, but madison square garden, 72 degrees. your day tomorrow, 81. well, that's today. and then tomorrow we're at 76 i get so excited. 63 overnight tonight. now for your friday, you're looking at 76. it's a little cooler and then we're concerned about -- oh more clouds on sunday. 64 to get the tunnel to towers underway and i think the rain if we see it would be overnight sunday into monday. and then we're warm again first part of next week. all right now that i've got my days straight. i -- i think i send it to alex. you have it right john. in preparation of the pope's arrival later today, there are some street changes for you. from now until 6:00 this morning, so another 15 minutes, fifth avenue is closed from 47th to 55th street. and as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenue. so what happens at 6:00? well some of the cross streets will actually reopen but limited to just one lane of traffic. which will cause heavy
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they will close again at 10:00 and remain that way until 9:00 p.m. so inside though if you are traveling around the area let's go ahead and take a look at the cross bronx. it's moving well at the alexander hamilton bridge. no delays at the major deegan or bruckner as well. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. and remember be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. alex thank you. pope francis waking up in washington, d.c. this morning but tonight he'll be staying here in manhattan. >> reporter: he'll need his rest. st been a busy trip here in washington, d.c.. to cbs2's andrea grymes is continuing our coverage from the upper east side with where the pope will be staying when he gets there to you in new york later on today. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. very busy here on the upper east side for this early hour. lets me step out of the way and you can see behind me police on the scene. the barricades are up here. john madison avenue. the pope will be staying at a
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on the left hand side there. and this neighborhood is not the only one getting ready for the pope's visit. new yorkers have already started staking out spots. the sisters plan to camp out overnight outside our lady queen of angels in east harlem where pope francis will visit tomorrow afternoon. they are stilled -- thrilled for the chance to possibly see him. >> it's a devotion for pope francis and god and i'm really happy that pope francis coming to east harlem. it means a lot to me. >> reporter: it's not only people in east harlem getting ready. the upper east side is as well. pope francis will stay in this townhouse on east 72nd street just off madison avenue. it's the home of the vatican diplomat to the united nations and is also hosted pope john paul ii and pope benedict. and back out here live this residence is 11,000 square feet. five stories and it has a chapel inside.
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religious family who used to live here before donating the home to the archdiocese. and now it is of course the residence for the vatican diplomat. the police commissioner actually just arrived here on scene and we'll be talking with him in the next hour. live on the upper east side, andrea grymes, cbs2 news. mary? >> i think he called it his home away from rome. perfectly put. thank you so much. and here's another story we're following for you this morning. parishioners in disbelief after the vatican flag was stolen outside their midtown church not once but twice. st. ago necessary on east 43rd street had a flag on display ahead of the pope's visit but it was stolen last week and later found shredded on the church steps. the church ordered another one and put it up on monday but the very next day workers say someone stole that one as well. >> i think it's dreadful. until this day and age, it's just unbelievable that
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happen for someone -- so important. >> the worker at the chunk says the same day the second vatican flag was stolen someone also stole church's american flag. so far no arrests. chris? all right mary thank you. and our money watch report this morning, volkswagen is looking for a new leader and too early for christmas decorations? not for one landmark store. cbs2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange with more. >> reporter: investors will be watching on a speech this afternoon on inflation and -- excuse me -- monetary policy. markets are looking for clues about when the fed could raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. the fed held off earlier this month but analysts still expect a rate hike later the year. yesterday another down day on wall street. the dow fell 50 points, the nasdaq was down about 4. volkswagen shares jumped about 6% after the ceo of the company mar turn winterkorn stepped down. he incests he didn't know about the scandal.
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the automaker admitted to rigging 11 million diesel vehicles to pass emissions tests. the board will meet tomorrow to discuss a new ceo. and it's a sign that summer is really over. macy's in harold square started putting up christmas decorations, in years past the retailer known for its elaborate displays. holiday sales overall will jump about 4% from last year mostly boosted by online shopping. chris and mary? >> christmas decorations already. good heavens. okay jill. thank you. coming up steps the city is stick -- the city is taking to help the homeless before pope francis arrives here in the city. >> reporter: also this morning, is.opinion the best hope -- pope francis the best pope ever? how the holy father has embraced social media to reach
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been able to reach before. good morning everybody, with back on this thursday morning -- welcome back on this thursday morning, in the city very comfortable. 62. we have a lot of folks in the 40s and 50s. circling the city. 75 at lunchtime and 81 your high today. 79 around 5:00. 9:00, you're right at 68 degrees. around the area, upper 70s to low 80s. interior sections some readings 80 to 82 possibly. the little cooler for the island by a degree or two. the hudson valley as well. hey if you're going to the beach today. moderate rip current risk for the south facing beaches of long island. if you are going, it's going to be great. and also don't forget the sunscreen because the uv forecast is 6. if you can sneak away, numbers are nice and water temperature is nice, just watch the waves and cover up that skin. especially if you're pale like me. anywhere with you. here's alex. thanks john if i can help you out i would. but in the meantime, in
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preparation of the pope's arrival later today, for another 15 minutes fifth avenue is still closed from 47th to 55th street as well as the cross streets from 48th to 55th. that's between 6th anddyson avenue. but -- ma byson avenue. but at 6:00 the cross street miss reopen but limited to just one lane and heavy traffic there. they will close again at 10:00 and will remain that way until 9:00 tonight. now alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. so remember be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. alex thank you. well if you think the crowds have been large to see the pope if person, wait until -- in person, wait until you hear how many follow this man on social media. >> pope francis has tens of millions of followers on twitter. i know we've talked about this chris. so many like him, they even -- [ no audio ] he may be the head of the roman catholic chunk, but he's also -- church, but he's also a superstar. when "rolling stone" gave him the cover. they called his papacy a gentle
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revolution. "time" magazine named him person of the year. whether spinning airmail with the harlem -- a basketball with the harlem globetrotters -- [ cheering and applause ] or spending his birthday with children. pope francis has struck a chord with people. so much so the younger generation has given him the hashtag #bestpopeever. on twitter, thousands of posts are dedicated to the best pope ever. this one reading -- and then there's this -- >> he's the voice of the people. >> 75% of new yorkers have a favorable view of pope francis according to a see enin college poll. -- sienna college poll. >> we have francis now, i said who's the guy in-between? >> for the record it was pope benedict who made the rare decision of stepping down.
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which led to pope francis' elevation to the papacy. before benedict, millions adored pope john paul --ment i heard the calls for immediate sainthood in rome. >> here they are saying -- urging that pope john paul iv will be named a -- ii will be named a saint quickly. >> twice pope john paul visited new york city. and back in 1965, pope paul vi drew thousands to new york city when he visited the first pope ever to do so. what's your reaction to seeing the pope? >> it was wonderful. it looked like daylight inside the car he was driving. >> they saw the love of the faithful. -- faithful. but pope francis is the first who was able to reach outen ien substantiately through social media and they are responding the great numbers for a man many feel is the best pope ever. if you are on twitter today, take a look at the number of accounts belonging to pope francis. there are nine of them.
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of course spanish, italian, polish, german, arabic, and more. and since, chris he has arrived in the americas the number of twitter followers has gone up hundreds of thousands and counting. >> it's incredible he says he moves from the heart and also ebb joy every moment and it looks like on this trip so far, he is enjoying every moment and he's got the pictures to back it up. the selfies with the pope have been incredible that have been posted by people. >> they really have. so many miles and so -- smiles and so many hugs, it's been amazing to watch it. our coverage continues for you right here on "cbs2 news this morning." soming up security sweeps across of the pontiff's arrival in new york. our cameras were there as the city's top cop performed a walk through of the city's st.
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is pvigeot rhtleh e weofou.vet po it is 6:00. 62 degrees on this thursday, september 24th. plenty of sunshine headed your way. perfect weather for the pope's arrival later today. traffic and weather together on the 2s in just a moment. and as you can see it is the start of a beautiful day here in new york, i'm chris wragge.
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it's been a beautiful day here in washington, d.c.. plenty of clear skies and nice and warm for the pope. he had a busy first full day here in the u.s. in dc he spoke at the mouse and also we have the -- white house and also we have the first ever canonization in the u.s. and all along the way there were crowds cheering for him. a warm welcome from people young and old. the pope delighted crowds all day. >> my heart is still beating from seeing the pope. >> reporter: riding down constitution after while bodyguards -- avenue while bodyguards lifted up children to be blessed. the little girl 5-year-old sophie cruz. >> all immigrants just like my dad feed this country. >> reporter: earlier at the white house the holy father called on catholics and the country to take care of the poor and the planet. >> climate change is a problem. >> and pope francis made history wednesday, canonizing a
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on u.s. soil. [ speaking latin ] . this mass was celebrated in spanish at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. 25,000 people gathered. many just hoping for a chance to see the pope. >> we are going to the three cities that he's going to. >> louise and his wife have been riding around the city just trying to catch a glimpse of the pontiff. >> we are after him. we are -- riding -- >> chasing him down. >> yeah. >> you can see the papal countdown clock, we have ten hours 57 minutes before his arrival in new york later on this afternoon. of course we'll continue to cover it here from washington and as well as have the steps the city is taking to secure the pope when he arrives in new york. but first, i have to thank you, john elliott, we have had beautiful weather here in washington. i understand it's going to be gorgeous for the pope. we need him around more often. it's been beautiful. bless you mary.
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gorgeous weather for the -- arrival this afternoon. it will be a little cooler for the friday events with the few more clouds but it's very quiet and which is good. i mean that's going to help all the security folks and the people keeping the thousands safe in the city during the course of the next day and a half as well. starting today with some nice skies in the city. clear and 61. winds are calm and rule route at 64% -- relative humidity at 64%. around the area well you can see high pressure in control. that's where we really should thank and we are going to have numbers above normal as a result. yesterday, we hit 80. we could see 81 today. with those sunny skies as well. so weather is a delight. traffic, maybe not so much later, that is going on? you know actually right now, john i'm happy to say it's moving pretty well. all of the street closures here though, may cause some problems later in the morning. so let's go through it all in preparation of the pope's arrival later today. the cross streets from 48th to 55th are actually now reopened. but they are limited to just one lane.
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so the cross streets as well as fifth avenue will close again at 10:00 this morning and will remain that way until 9:00 tonight. so we anticipate pretty busy as you go out there. the lincoln tunnel currently here to the hudson river crossings, just some minor delays as you make your way to the tolls nothing out of the ordinary. it's a similar story at the george washington bridge and holland as well. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. but remember be safe, don't text and drive. chris over to you. thank you. pope francis waking up in the nation's capital this morning on a day that will end his first ever trip to -- with his first ever trip to new york city before leaving washington he'll address the joint session of congress becoming the first pope to do so. mary calvi joins us live once again from washington with more on the situation there. hi mary. >> chris, we have seen unprecedented security here in washington, d.c.. there are frozen zones and there were street closures and there were barricades put up throughout the area and there
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on the new york leg of his trip as well. he arrives at jfk airport at 5:00 p.m. and then head to st. patrick's cathedral for a prayer service. that is set to get underway at 6:45 tonight and that's where we find cbs2's janelle burrell. she joins us live with more on the mass of security already in place for the pontiff. janelle, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning to you mary, security here on fifth avenue really unlike anything we've ever seen here before. they actually had a large stretch of fifth avenue closed down overnight ahead of the pope's arrival. they're getting ready to open this intersection within the next few minutes for rush hour. and then it will shut down again later this morning. and as we've been showing ill you all morning, they have all the barricades in place and the eight foot tall steel fencing in preparation for the pope's protection. commissioner bill bratton himself doing a security sweep of st. patrick's cathedral ahead of the pope's arrival.
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even inspecting the altar. >> we are very good at planning but we also have to be adaptable with this pope. >> reporter: a full day before the pope gets here, visitors were being carefully screened. >> they're checking anyone that has a large pouch or a backpack. >> reporter: homeland security now has a command center set up across from the cathedral where the pope will hold a prayer service this evening. his holiness will also speak before 170 world leaders during the general assembly at the united nations. the nypd says they have more than 6,000 officers covering the pope and the u.n. >> you've got 1,773 police cars. 818 tons of concrete block. 37 miles of barriers and fencing. >> reporter: over near central park, more than 20,000 feet of eight foot high steel mesh fencing lines the west side perimeter of where 80,000 ticketed spectators are
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procession along west drive. now back life, you can see -- live, you can see some construction crews making final tweaks to that protective fencing that they have here lining fifth avenue. right now police are keeping us about six blocks away from for security reasons. but i can tell you this morning, inside of st. patrick's cathedral, it is gleaming this morning. they have been -- it has been undergoing a $175 million restoration project which was originally scheduled to end in december. but they were able to speed up that work to finish just in time for pope francis when he arrives here later tonight. reporting hive this morning in midtown, janelle burrell, cbs2 news. >> some would say it has never looked better. thanks so much. cbs2 will bring you live complete coverage of pope francis' visit to new york city. we'll have live coverage every step of the way from the time he addresses the u. n. general assembly to his mass at madison square garden. and remember, we're always on
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on the web with the very latest information at cbsnewyork.com. time now is 6:08. we will continue our live team coverage from washington here this morning. the pope will share a special meal with a group central to his core message. we'll have that story. and here in new york, it's his home away from rome. police already on post outside the papal residence and just a few moments we'll talk live with police commissioner bratton on security. ah, this lucky boy... he has no idea what's coming.
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geouofheas g fs. and we welcome you back here at 6:11. the pope's visit has already made for countless unforgettable moments, many of them have been captured as selfies. the pope is no stranger to social media as we have mentioned earlier in the broadcast he now has more than 23 million followers on twitter and boy, were there some great great photos taken in washington yesterday. and you can see them everywhere hashtags of the pope but they are everywhere at this hour, mary let's go back to new washington. >> -- you in washington. >> are you kidding? i've had my phone out too. they've been great to see. the crowds have been incredible and so many people lining the streets. waiting to just catch a glimpse of the pope. it's a very busy day here in new york for the pontiff as well as take a look at his schedule for you. give you an idea what will be happening today. first, he will have an address at the joint session of congress. he's the first pope ever to do so.
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then he will pay a visit to st. patrick's here in washington and be at the cathedral in mid town later today but then a really special event at the catholic charities, where we will be sharing a meal with a very special group of people. that is central to his core message. and cbs2's weijia jiang joins us now live. she's continuing our team coverage with that part of the story. weijia, good morning. >> reporter: good morning mary and good morning to everybody. caring for the poor is so important to pope francis. he talks about it all the time. so it's no surprise he put this special lunch on his schedule. he'll be breaking bread with hundreds of homeless people. >> amen, god bless you all. thanks for coming guys. >> reporter: every week the catholic charities of the archdiocese of washington serves up a hot meal to anyone in need. >> i think they receive dignity. >> the line forms early and tracy uses a walker to get here and knows all the volunteers
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and staff. >> it's good. good people. >> reporter: the meals program serves 300 to 500 people every wednesday. this week they're setting a special table for a visit from pope francis. >> the way that he takes his mission and lives it out is inspiring. >> reporter: cardinal donald whirl believes the blessing the the pope will boost homeless programs but even more than that inspire real solutions. >> it begins with the change of human hearts. that's where the pope will be at his best. >> reporter: those served here hope he comes back for more. >> come around here more often, maybe we get more help. >> reporter: now we expect the pope to talk about income inequality and poverty during his speech to congress later today. live in washington, weijia jiang, cbs2 news. mary? >> weijia thank you so much. of course we will be there to watch all of those events and coming up, pope francis, he's different than any pope we've ever seen.
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of how his style is different from any other. and we're also going to be talking about the weather. i understand beautiful here if washington, d.c.. we believe the -- in washington, d.c.. we believe the pope will be taking the weather to new york as well. john? what's going to hypomerery is we have a repeat today of yesterday. that means that we are in the -- upper 70s and low 80s. and then tomorrow, for the events around the area, it's the mid- to upper 70s so yeah very comfortable weather watchers right now, watching some very comfortable conditions. 49 cool degrees in riverhead. we also have some 40s in through parts of central jersey. ron on the jersey shore makes a good point. 59. and this comment -- inland weather was great yesterday. but small craft warnings kept me from wishing and dish fishing and ron -- fishing and ron and everybody else we have a high kip current risk for the jersey shore, from bob, he's loving the weather. best weather ever. and best weather for our little ride with a friend. now that just looks like fun.
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what could possibly go wrong? i like that. taking molly for a ride. thanks bob we appreciate that. sending that in. get out there and enjoy the day again today. it's begin to be a nice -- going to be a nice one and got pretty conditions in the city right now. 61 degrees and winds are calm and relative humidity at 70%. numbers around area, 58 the armonk and we have 47 in walden. around the area today, it's going to be warm. 81 should be 72. not a record. but yeah, it definitely up there. sun is up 6:45. sets at 6:50 and it's going to look and feel like summer today. what is going on? well, high pressure in control. so nice for events tomorrow. few clouds into the afternoon. and then you are going to see a few more clouds friday night. into the first part of your weekend. you know the weekend i think is still okay. would love to see some rain but your saturday event is fine and watching for increasing clouds
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though. and then overnight sunday into monday, that's when we could see stray shower. we sure could use some of the -- use some of the moisture into the first part of next week. it is going to be definitely on the warm side again. yes, there's tape on my finger and it's a way to fight stress. i'll main that coming up but right now, let's not get stressed out. overall john actually a smooth ride out there but expect road closures in expectations of the pope's arrival later today. 25 bus routes though will be rerouted in manhattan starting this afternoon through saturday morning because of this. and increased number of trains and buses will be offered to support the extra travelers. cust mears taking lirr metro- north and subways should buy tickets in advance and travelers also encouraged to sign up for text and e-mail alerts through the mta website so you're aware of the changes throughout the day. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. and remember be safe, don't text and drive. chris over to you. okay thank you.
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murder of a taxi driver in the bronx. police have arrested 24-year- old nicholas sanchez. he's being charged with murder and attempted robbery. police responding to a 911 call early monday morning found driver mamadou barry unconscious with a gunshot wound to his head and later pronounced dead. a massive drug bust in the bronx, police seize about two million packets of k2 synthetic marijuana in an undercover operation. last night's bust in morris park was an extension of another sting from last week. the drugs valued at $10 million were found hidden in laundry bags. well, when he arrives in new york, pope francis will be staling at the vatican's diplomatic residence and cbs2's andrea grymes joins us live from the upper east side with more details on that. and a special guest. andrea? >> reporter: good morning to you chris. yeah we've been talking for weeks about just how massive this security operation is. joining me live this morning here on the upper east side in front of the residence is police commissioner bill bratton. and as well as robert seka
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special agent in charge of the new york field office of the secret service. thank you so much both for being here. first commissioner, a few hours away, is the any ready? >> we are very ready working with the colleagues, the secret service and fbi and many other agencies involved. this is been months in the planning. and people can come into new york and celebrate and enjoy and feel secure. >> reporter: and the secret service is the lead agency in charge of keeping the pope safe. correct? >> yeah. >> reporter: let me ask you, what are you most concerned about with the pope soviet here to -- visit here to new york? >> we evaluate threats every day here in new york and around the world. and really honestly, there's no credible threat directed at u. n. or the papal visit. and we are fully prepared for any scenario. >> reporter: can you take us through just the final preparations today? i'll begin with you commissioner, what will you be doing and what will your men and women be doing?
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>> well, you've been covering the fencing that eight foot fencing, quite a lot of that secret service is responsible for putting a lot of that up. you're going to start seeing lot more of the street closures. right back behind you the closure in front of the papal residence, today is really finishing touches and he alives late this afternoon and i see you have the countdown clock going and we have ours going also. so it begins today. really. the months of planning and you'll see that planning in full evidence, full bloom if you will today. >> reporter: uh-huh. what have you learned, mr. sica, from the pope's interactions in washington, d.c.? that you will apply here in new york. >> well, we already know that he does love being out with the people. and so i fully expect that we will see that here in new york. and we're excited about that. and we're fully prepared for it. >> reporter: all right, thank you gentlemen both so much we appreciate it. >> nice to be with you. >> reporter: and best of luck to you. thank you. and chris, as we mentioned, the
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east 72nd street behind me just off of madison. it's already closed off in anticipation of his arrival. reporting live, andrea grymes, cbs2 news. >> yes they call him the pope of prizes and those -- surprises and those two gentlemen right there hoping the pope doesn't have too many surprises with people when he comes to new york. the big question tonight can the giants brown back? otis livingston has a preview of the tonight's game here on
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whatever it takes the fight the stress. even with tape here right? in preppation of the pope's arrival later today. the cross streets between 6th and madison avenue are limited to just one lane. the cross streets as well as fifth avenue though will close at 10:00 this morning and will be that way until 9:00 tonight. mass transit will be your best option around the city certainly. but taking a live look outside it's actually a stunning morning. route 3 is moving well in east rutherford and you have 17 and 21. no issues really at all on the roadways especially as you come to the hudson river crossings. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. remember be safe, don't text and drive. chris over to you. okay alex thanks so much. yankees stadium will pay tribute to yogi berra tonight and the yankees and the mets fall behind last night. otis livingston has the cbs2/wfan sports update. >> the giants are trying to get the first win of the season against the redskins on thursday night football. right here on cbs2 at 8:00. the mets will be in cincinnati while the yankees will have a pre-game tribute to yogi berra before tonight's game with the
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tribute and a moment of silence in toronto last night for yogi berra who died late tuesday night. he was 90 years old. pitch. yankees trying to put into thattingly jay lead but instead find it further away. martin with the three run bomb capped the four run inning and blue jays beat the yankees 4-0. mets tied with the braves in the 9th. freddie freeman unties it with a three run bomb. the nationals lost and the mets' magic number down to five. i'm otis livingston, that's your cbs2/wfan sports update. when a student is failed by her babysitter and a late night host determined he is determined to land a leading role in "phantom of the opera." alex denis here now with today's two talkers. >> chris, the late late show with james corden has taken a broadway musical to where it's never been before. that's right, dressed as a phantom. corden is staying at the top of
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his lungs while crossing a los angeles street. he says it's been a lifelong dream of his to play the role. but when phantom of the opera came to los angeles, he had to settle for the much lesser role of fox 2. went to give up, cordsen got the cast to recreate the first production of the play. as part of his crosswalk musical. >> yes. to be cast -- that's seen as really an insult in that culture. >> but prop two. this is a great story that's going viral. a young mother also a college student didn't know what to expect from her professor when the 2-year-old marched right up to him and in the middle of the lecture while the professor just picked up the boy and just continued on with his lecture. the professor was amazing patient and kind and it happened at a school in nashville. and it struck a chord on social media especially among single moms.
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>> what was we going to do? please i'm speaking, very nice gesture, you never know what's going to take off an social media. the time is now 6:27. as you can see the counterdown is still on of courseth pope arriving in -- to the pope arriving in new york city. let's get back down to washington, d.c.. mary? >> chris, another busy day here in dc. we will be live as the pope delivers the first papal address before a joint session of congress.
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i'm happy to be here. >> he came with a humble spirit, but his message is bold. >> we are leading at a critical moment of history. >> as opinions opinions prepares for the -- pope francis preparers for the last day in the nation's capital. the city that never sleeps is working around the clock. >> a lot of hardware and a lot of humans. >> to make sure the pope's first visit to new york will be one to remember. be good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. live in washington, d.c. with coverage of the pope's visit to
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the u.s. it will be a historic day here in the capital with the speech before the joint session of congress. in his first full day in d.c., it was busy. first, a speech at the white house and then the first ever canonization on u.s. soil. pope francis made history again wednesday, canonizing a saint for the first time on u.s. soil. [ speaking spanish ] the pope elevated missionary junipero serra to sainthood. and a mass celebrated in spanish at the national shrine of the immaculate conception, 25,000 people gathered. his words, impacting many. >> i'm not catholic but i do love the message of mercy. >> he is a christian minister and listening closely to the holy father's every word. >> he's someone that brings a fresh new perspective to something that was taught a long time ago. >> the pope, delighted crowds all day.
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>> my heart is still beating from seeing the pope. >> riding down constitution avenue while bodyguards lifted up children to be blessed. this little girl 5-year-old sophie cruz handed the pope a message about immigration. >> all immigrants just like my dad see this country. >> earlier at the white house the holy father called on catholics and the country to take care of the poor and the planet. >> climate change is a problem. >> the pope will leave for new york from here at 4:00 this afternoon. hoping the weather will be just as nice as it has been around here. john? yeah, i've been -- i mean it's going to be a warm one today. and then we see some comfortable conditions for your friday as well. there'll be a few more clouds pungs hating those bill i can't blue skies friday into friday night. variety around the area, cool 40s sullivan and ulster and orange and parts of sussex and
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passaic into putnam and dutchess as well. high pressure though still the driving force of our weather. that's why we're going to drive those numbers up into up ever 70s can low -- upper 70s and low 80s again today. 81 in the city. it's a real autumn winner on this first full day of fall. 6:33 in the morning, how we doing road-wise? john i'm actually happy to say overall it's a pretty smooth ride out there. but in preparation of the pope's arrival later today. the cross streets from 48th to 55th are just one lane. the cross streets as well as fifth avenue will close at 10:00 this morning and will remain that way until 9:00 tonight. mass transit is your best option. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. and remember be safe, don't text and drive. and if you go to the airport, so far everything is reported as on or close to schedule at -- chris? all right alex thank you. well security measures are in place across the city ahead of the arrival of pope francis. here in new york, a little later on today.
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mary the pontiff has a few things though on his schedule before he heads here no new york later -- to new york city later this afternoon. >> reporter: he does, yes it's a busy schedule today and an idea of what will be happening throughout today. first this morning the pope will address a joint session of congress. he's the first pope ever to do so. and that will be happening this morning. then he'll visit st. patrick's catholic church here in d.c. and a catholic charities event. when we mentioned st. patrick's, not to be confused with st. patrick's cathedral. a prayer service in midtown this evening there. now of course there will be unprecedented security wherever the pope goes in new york. and it all starts with his arrival at jfk. let's give you a rundown what will be happening today. he is scheduled to land in new york at 5:00 p.m. the pontiff will be greeted on the tarmac by the bavarian high school jazz band. performing "new york, new york."
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they will for the pope. the band had its last rehearsal yesterday. looking good. the school is known for its music program and the pontiff will then heed toothed for -- head to st. patrick's cathedral for that prayer service. that is society to get underway at -- set to get underway at 6:45 p.m. tonight and that's where we find cbs2's janelle burrell continuing the live team coverage today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you mary. it will shut down once again at 10:00 a.m. so police can do another sweep of the avenue before the pope arrives for that prayer service later tonight. yesterday though police commissioner bill bratton himself was inside the cathedral even inspecting the altar for anything unusualment also a command center across from the church on fifth after. at the same time 170 world leaders are in town for the united nations certainly
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assembly and police say they have more than 6,000 officers dedicated to the pope and to the u. n.. >> you've got 1773 police cars, 818 tons of concrete block, 37 miles of barriers in fencing. >> we are very good at plans but we also have to be adaptable with this pope. his penchant for spontaneity. >> reporter: yeah, pope francis known to be a pope of the people. so police are certainly concerned about him going into the crowd and people greeting him. so they will be keeping a close eye a very close eye on him as he arrives here today. that prayer service set to get underway here at st. patrick's cathedral again at 6:45 tonight. reporting live this morning from midtown, janelle burrell, cbs2 news. we'll send it back to you chris in the studio. >> all right thank you. everyone here in new york is anxiously awaiting the pope's
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is on the upper east side and that's where we find cbs2's andrea grymes who joins us live there with more. >> reporter: hey good morning chris, it's here on 72nd street just off of madison avenue. the police are headwearing up in terms of security and mayor de blasio also here this morning. to talk to me a little bit about what's this visit meaning for new york. just a few hours away. >> there's such excitement. there's such energy to have pope francis with us. he's an inspiring figure of a type i don't think we have seen hardly ever in world history. certainly in world recent history. so here's someone who simultaneously unifies and calls us to action. pope francis' voice has been all about our common humanity. he's worked with people across all faiths. but he's also said we have to really get some things light. he's called us to action on climate change, on helping those who happen to be poor or
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inequality and how we aaddress it. i think this pope is having a global impact. the greatest moral leader on the earth here in the greatest city in the world is a match made in heaven. >> reporter: what do you hope that pope francis gets out of his visit here? >> i think he -- obviously is looking to understand the united states better. and you cannot understand this great country without coming to its greatest city. and i think he obviously had a special feeling on the question of immigration. the common humanity of all immigrants. so it's so exciting to me that he wants to go to east harlem and meet immigrant families and children. and get a perspective on what's happening here in america. but i think we're going to get a lot more from his presence because he's so inspiring. because he really calls us to work together in a different way and he's a figure of such universal appeal. his humility, his decency and his warm. but at the same time there's an
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urgency to his message. >> reporter: mayor bill de blasio, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> reporter: and the mayor of course again will be staying right here on east 72nd street. on the upper east side. many people here in this neighborhood anxiously awaiting his arrival. later today. reporting live on the upper east side, andrea grymes, cbs2 news. >> thank you. you can see the papal visit clock on the screen here too. a little over ten hours and 20 minutes away. andrea grymes thank you so much. cbs2 will bring you complete coverage of pope francis' visit to new york city and we'll have live team coverage every step of the way. garden. and remember, we are always on the web with the latest information at cbsnewyork.com. mayfully. >> he really is in a league alloys hen. the time -- all his own. the time now 6:39. up next i go one-on-one with a local priest talking about how the people's pope is putting a personal touch on his papacy. >> plus a security scare ahead of pope's visit. what a bomb squad unit found
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labs i mean i love labs but you get a lab on the pope and you're going to have the hair. >> the papal hair brush. >> i too have a penchant for spontaneity but i like to cross my is and dot my ts and it's pungsuation days. what? it's pungs chase day. if the kids are in session and it's a school day. let's have some fun with syntax. and there's no sales tax on syntax. clear and 61 and winds are calm and relative humidity is at 70%. numbers around area, it's cooler in hackensack and 52. we have 63 in brooklyn. jersey city 57. 62 out in queens. 61 in the park and 58 white plains and greenwich. 46 in sparta and monticello and it's clear. it's brisk. was this time of the day yesterday in the city.
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that i think is trend we can follow through on. about one degree warmer this afternoon and then we were yesterday. 81 the hoped for high. 72 the normal. well above normal again for today and speaking of above normal. yeah i tell you what, right now, 2015 in the books as it stands now the warmest september ever. the warmest september ever. some celebrating. some lamenting. we need the rain. and yeah we're going to see more warm temperatures next week and high pressure is in control. you can see it right there. it's going to pave the way for a warm one today. a few more clouds later friday and then definitely more clouds and cooler sunday into monday. she's always -- she's -- did i do something wrong? she's always warm. it's alex denis. why are you going to have a slow ride john? in preparation of the pope's arrival later today, the cross streets from 48th to 55th between sixth and madison avenues are limited to just one lane. so these cross streets as well
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as fifth avenue will close at 10:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. mass transit will be your best option overall it's been a smooth morning but we now have a traffic issue. it's an accident blocking the lane on route 08 westbound at exit 37 in rock away. we are seeing that kind of ebb and flow back to exit 39. but alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you still have to pay the meters. remember be safe, don't text and drive. and as i mentioned the pope's arrival in just a few hours away. and transportation officials are bracing for major gridlock. new jersey transit will have extra trains and buses on standby. the lirr is adding trains during off peak hours today and tomorrow. and metro-north is altering its schedule for tomorrow so look ahead. in manhattan subways are recommended over buses because of the street closures but you can find all of the information all of the changes on cbsnewyork.com. chris? all right thank you. the bomb squad called to midtown in a scare that sent people running about 3:00 p.m. yesterday a man approached a police officer on east 30th
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backpack. sources tell cbs2 the man had been collecting cans and gave officers the backpack thinking the officer opened the bag and grenade. the bomb squad examined the device and found out it was just a toy grenade. parishioners in disbelief after an unholy act outside a midtown church st. agnes had a vatican flag on display but it was stolen last week and then later found shredded on the church steps. the church ordered another one day workers say someone stole is that flag as well. >> i think it's dreadful. just unbelievable that something like that could happen for someone so important. >> a worker at the church says the same day the second vatican flag was stolen someone also stole the church's american flag. so far in arrests have been pope francis waking up in
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stops to welcoming him to the big apple. later this afternoon. but first, he has to get through another action packed day in our nation's capital. adjoint session of congress later on today just one of many events before he gets here mary. >> just a beautiful day too. gorgeous blue skies and perfect temperatures for the pope. and as we've seen him here in washington you just never quite know what this pope is going to do. he has a style all his own. one that is quite different than any other pope we've ever seen before. >> the vatican recently confirmed that sometimes he has snuck out of the vatican at night to go work with the poor in rome. he definitely does not like that distance between himself and the people. he's not forgotten the people. he used to go and work in the slums in argentina and he's remembered the need for the poor people and the real poverty that he would see there. you know has stayed with him. >> as a little girl. i was at the stadium when pope john paul ii had mass. and i was -- yankees stadium
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i can't even imagine the crowds when pope francis says mass. >> yes. that's going to be at madison square garden. so the sound will -- resonate all the more in the middle of that. so. >> it's been a pretty incredible to see how many people have tried to reach out and touch pope francis. >> yes. yes. i saw one scene of somebody handing him a pizza. [ laughter ] he took it. >> i just love watching that one piece video. but if you're planning to deliver pizza to the pope when he's in new york, as we know chris, security is going to be extremely tight but i know you would take it. even a slice. >> the pete zoo looked great but have you been amazed mary? the people's reaction when they are in the presence of this pope whether it's near or far. is incredible. >> they've been overwhelmed.
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in people and people just in tears after they meet him. here in washington just seen so many people lining up the streets hours before he's about to go to that area just hoping to catch a glimpse of this holy father. here he comes to new york. i know that papal countdown clock is ticking down now. >> we are literally ticking away the seconds mary thanan you. time is now 6:49. threat of a filibuster in the senate. the big vote that would prevent a government shutdown but some say it's at the expense of some women and children. but first -- otis livingston. >> tributes in and outside of the world of sports for yogi berra who died tuesday night. he was 90 years old. the yankees wore number 8 patch during their 4-0 loss to the blue jays the mets lost to the braves 6-3. the nationals also lost can the met magic number down to five. they're going to be in
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it just all seems kind of perfect right there. with the papal visit just hours away it's the start of the beautiful thursday, september 24th. time now here 6:52. traffic and weather together on the 2s, john? >> really is pretty out there right now. and then later today, it's a autumn winner. upper 70s and low 80s and 81 almost ten degrees above normal for the city. we have moderate rip current risk for the south facing
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beaches of long island and high risk and again some other advisories marinetizeries today. -- marine advisories today. it's busy along the shore. pretty but busy. if you're going today a great day to go but use the buddy system and pollen count is still in the upper 3s. doesn't change that much. uv forecast is 6. if you can enjoy the outdoors or if you are in the city, for all the events, make sure you have the sunscreen on and great football weather tonight for the giants as well. all right she's got a giant task but up to it. what's going on? good morning everyone, in preparation to have the pope's arrival later today the cross streets from 48th to 55th between 6th and madison avenue are limited to just one lane. now the cross streets as well as fifth avenue will close at 10:00 this morning and will remain that way until 9:00 tonight. if you are traveling in brooklyn, let's take a look at this. a truck struck the overpass on the eastbound side of the belt parkway at fit 5 and now we are seeing delays that stretch back to the verrazano bridge. alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you
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still have to pay the meters. and remember be safe, don't text and drive. chris? okay alex thank you. let's check in now with "cbs this morning," charlie rose and gayle king have a preview of the prod cast downstairs. >> we are here downstairs getting ready chris. didn't you like how he said that? >> he's at the top of building. he's in the penthouse. >> i got it. hello chris. as we prepare for the pope's trip to new york, norah is at the capital where she -- the pope will -- >> address a joint meeting of congress. going to watch pope. >> address the joint meeting of congress is what i'm trying to say. we'll bring it to you live. also this a preview of the "60 minutes" conversation with russian president vladimir putin. >> and we're going to follow peyton and lightning back to that are -- eli manning back the their high school. and jim nantz has a preview of the showdown tonight with the giants and redskins, the news is back in the morning, we'll see you in just a few minutes. from downstairs.
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>> guys, if the penthouse is up here and you guys are down -- i'd rather be in the basement. how does that sound? >> all right. [ laughter ] >> come on down. >> you've got the plush studio down there. posh, overly ostentatious, we love it. >> come on down. >> see you at 7:00. time the now 6:55.
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go coming up next. tt0w!tx#ho!!%4@-b34 tt0w!tx#ho!!el@-h4x tt0w!tx#ho!!ed@-n6< tt0w!tx#ho%!)8h-.h@ tt0w!tx#ho%!kzh-3'< tt0w!tx#ho%!n-h-fn0 tt0w!tx#ho%!0ph-x)( tt0w!tx#ho%!s"h-h[h tt2watx# gd p bt@qd(\ tt2watx# gd p "a@qt$8 tt2watx# gd p bm@q_/4 tt4watx# gd r dztq 1e4 tt4watx# gd r entq aat tt4watx# gd r gzt& xf, tt4watx# gd r hnt& hh@ tt4watx# gd r iz here's what you need to know before you go. the pope will deliver a first ever papal address to a joint session of congress this morning. he's expected to hit on hot button issues including climate change and immigration. then he'll leave for new york at 4:00 this afternoon. there will be unprecedented security protecting pope francis during the new york city leg of his trip. he arrives at the airport at 5:00 p.m. he will then head to st. patrick's cathedral for a prayer service. today the senate is expected to vote on a measure to try to defund planned parenthood. the measure is expected to fail. and hopefully third time is the charm for the giants, eli manning and the crew will try to get in the win column the season after blowing fourth quarter leads by ten points and losing against the cowboys and
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games. 8:00 p.m. right here thursday night football on cbs2. you alex. disabled truck. at exit 5. delays stretch back to the verrazano bridge and alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today because of eid al-adha, but you john? going to be a nice one today and feeling like summer. high in the city 81. upper 70s low 80s around the area. and then bright skies to start your friday increasing clouds later. saturday dry. definitely more clouds. maybe a little light rain overnight sunday into monday. and we will have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching, i'm mary calvi from washington, d.c.. >> and great job down there. get back to new york, we have a big day coming up tomorrow. i'm chris wragge, "cbs this morning" is coming up next and welcome the pope, he arrives later this afternoon. [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838
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