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eight feet tall. it covers both sides of the park. just another element of security to keep the pope and hundreds of thousands of people safe during his procession on friday. on thursday and friday when pope francis is here, he will be visiting midtown and downtown and east harlem just to name a few locations. there are steel and concrete barricades in those places. a huge gathering will be here in central park. close to 200,000 people for the pope's procession. already there's a steel fence. officers have been on patrol. at least 25 bus lines will be affected. as for police commissioner bratton, he said this. >> miles of portable barriers that will be moving around the city. 400 of those nypd white concrete blocks that you'll see. >> reporter: and here's video of east harlem. the pope will visit with the school children at our lady queen of angels. no parking around that area now.
it was pretty much the same situation we saw here on central park west yesterday and 5th avenue yesterday. about ten minutes ago or so, there were five huge trailers that went into the park here. they were sitting here. we just missed them. sitting here for about 15 minutes. horse trailers. there were arabian horses inside those trailers. they're here for an arabian horse show. they had to wait quite a while to get cleared. that show will go on. we'll see what other activities might get canceled. back to you. >> all right. thank you. speaking of cancellations on friday, all schools in the new york archdiocese will be closed. several other school closings to report. that's because of concerns about traffic during the pope's visit. ethical culture fieldston will also close on friday. remember, our coverage of the pope's trip continues on nbcnewyork.com/pope. see a look at what makes francis different from his predecessors. we'll bring you live coverage of
the pope's evet s in washington, d.c. a lot happening in our nation's capital today. our coverage will start on nbc 4 and will later move to cozi-tv. >> get your information on many different platforms. all right. time for weather and traffic. officially fall. >> it is. it's been, let's see, 44 minutes. meantime, we've got a cool start. 40s and 50s in the suburbs early this morning. beautiful blue sky today. lots of sunshine. look at the temperature. bounces back close to 80 degrees this afternoon. so the first day of autumn feels a little more summery, but still very, very pleasant.evening hours, settling into the 50s and 60s. a chilly feeling north and west. sweaters and jackets needed early on, but they're slung over the shoulder by this afternoon. a forecast high of 80 degrees. let's see if there are any early issues for the commute.
have some roadwork on the thing land throughway heading southbound through new rochelle. you can see the right lane is still shut down. it's a bit of a slow ride as you make your way through that area. hopefully they'll get that cleaned up soon. on the gowanus, same story. we had that overnight paving. between 92nd street and 6th avenue, two lanes are closed. delays are starting to build. leave yourself some extra time. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today, but meter rules still apply. more weather and traffic coming up. 5:07. new this morning, police hoping that some surveillance video will lead them to the two men who robbed a deli in brooklyn. police say these two entered the cosmic newsstand on glenwood road in flatbush monday night. they say they pulled a gun on the clerk and took off with about $1500 from the cash register. new this morning, police are investigating several nooses that were left on a tree at the university of delaware. the nooses were found last night in the same area where students
held a black lives matter demonstration. that was the night before. police say they're investigating this case right now as a hate crime. students, though, they plan to hold another rally this afternoon. a new jersey doctor now behind bars accused of sexually assaulting one of his patients. he's facing criminal sexual conduct charges. police say the 61-year-old neurologist improperly touched a 37-year-old woman during examinations in his office. that victim says that it happened at least two times. his bail is set at $100,000. the mother of a rutgers football player now faces charges for the same fight that got him suspended from the team. rutgers university police arrested laverne carroo, the mother of the star wide out. she was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct for the on-campus incident that happened earlier this month. also charged, 20-year-old maria vega, 52-year-old juan vega.
according to nj.com, maria vega was involved romantically with carroo. 5:08. new this morning, word that hillary clinton's deleted e-mails may not be lost after all. bloomberg news first reporting the fbi recovered them from her personal server. it includes her private and state department correspondence. the fbi investigating why classified information got on to her server. just yesterday, a federal judge ordered the state department to speed up its review of those e-mails. today chinese president xi jinping visits boeing and microsoft in the seattle area. yesterday he spoke about cyber crimes. xi said china is ready to open high-level talks with the u.s. to fight hackers. he added his government never broke into the computers or corporations of other countries. he's expected to discuss cybersecurity when he meets with president obama in washington. in today's cnbc money report, amazon celebrating its win at the emmys with a
money-saving offer. this friday only new customers can sign up for amazon prime for $67. the service usually costs $99 more year. the $67 price was chosen to honor last sunday's 67th primetime emmys where amazon's original series "transparent" won five awards. the first taco bell to serve alcohol is now open in chicago. customers are able to get beer, wine, or sangria with their food. they can even add rum, tequila, or vodka to their frozen or fountain drinks. another alcohol-serving taco bell is scheduled to open in san francisco later this month. >> we're seeing this also at starbucks. >> i didn't know that. >> there's one where they're trying. >> like bailey's and that kind of thing. ahead, breaking news this morning. baseball has lost one of its all-time greats. yankee legend yogi berra passed
5:13 right now. four things to know this morning. breaking news overnight. yogi berra has passed away. the yankee great died last night at the age of 90 according to his museum. yogi berra hall of famer became known as one of sport's biggest characters for many of his so-called yogi-isms. he was a true american hero. stay with us this morning. we have reaction to the news coming many from all over. also, pope francis heading to the white house today before traveling through the streets of washington. thousands of people already lining up to get a glimpse. still ahead, much more on what is ahead for the pope today. you may see foam containers coming back to your coffee shop or take-out food store. a judge on tuesday overturned mayor de blasio's ban. the judge ruled foam containers can be recycled and that the city had overlooked repsych lgs offers. if you have a desk job,
a new study of 35,000 women finds that sitting for long periods of time had no impact on their health. here's the key though. you have to fidget while you're sitting. jiggle around a little bit. researchers say it's still better to get up and move, but if you're still moving while in your chair, it could help. that's so annoying when somebody is sitting next to you and they're bouncing their feet and you can feel it. >> legs going like this the entire time. >> stop! >> but it's a health thing. you got to do it. >> just say, it's good for me, i'm sorry. >> sorry i'm annoying the heck out of you. >> there you go. weather not annoying anybody for the most part. the pope arriving on thursday, friday. weather picture looks good. autumn off to a beautiful start today with lots of sunshine. only shower threat may be later sunday. pollen report, good news here. the ragweed and the weed pollen is back down to low levels. allergy sufferers, okay. temperature tour. upper 50s in and around the city. long island, it's mid-50s.
we go down the jersey shore, a little milder. point pleasant, seaside park, and surf city all in the mid-60s. you get away from that, it drops to 56 in princeton. east brunswick, 56 this hour. further north and west, we get into the 40s. 39 in hunter. some chill in the air in the catskills this morning. certainly need the jackets and sweater early on. future tracker shows us we're covered in sunshine throughout. this is 1:00 in the around. maybe a few high clouds off to the south. tomorrow, plenty of blue sky and sunshine around. just a few clouds start to drift in towards evening. even on friday, while there will be a few more clouds in the picture, we don't anticipate any weather problems. you don't see any rain at all coming out of this. it's dry through the rest of the workweek and into the start of the weekend. so for the pope's visit on friday, about 63 degrees in the morning hours.
by 11:30, the 9/11 memorial. he'll be there, about 70 degrees at that point. as we work our way into friday afternoon, east harlem, about 74 degrees. central park, about 73 degrees. notice just a partly cloudy to partly sunny sky. all in good shape. by the time we get to msg, we take it indoors, but about 72 degrees at 6:00. no rain before or after to worry about. friday stays dry, breezy, cooler in the 70s. sunday, we'll watch a similar offshore that could throw a few clouds and showers our way, especially south and east of the city. that could change as we get closer. meantime, next couple of days, beautiful and near 80. right back to the mid and upper 70s next week with a return of a partly sunny sky. lauren scala has returned. what's the latest? >> things are moving along pretty nicely. the one spot we're seeing delays is on the gowanus. this paving work between 92nd
street and 6th avenue is causing things to slow down. otherwise, roads look good. if you're getting on the rails, here's your commuter checklist. everything looks good. you should be okay once you get to the platform. and i know you all have a lot of questions about the papal visit street closures. these are some of the examples. i was here all day yesterday making these maps. each area and each day, we have all the details on nbcnewyork.com. you can find all of this there. we're going to help you get through it, but you need to plan ahead. it's really important because around. otherwise, alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended, but you need to pay the meter. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> all right, lauren. thanks very much. more now on papal visit. here in the united states. it begins early with a trip to the white house. washington. >> reporter: after zipping through town in his tiny car, windows open, here's where pope francis is waking up this
morning, getting ready to give his first speech in english before 15,000 people at the white house. >> we're just really excited. we're really excited to see what he has to say. >> reporter: he'll circle the ellipse in the pope mobile after a private meeting with president obama. >> the goal of this meeting is to give the two men the opportunity to talk about their shared values. >> reporter: the pope will be greeted by 300 cardinals and this sign from the human rights campaign urging him to welcome gay and lesbian catholics. >> respecting every person, respecting life, respecting the dignity of every person. >> reporter: at the basilica, north america's largest church, chairs are set for another 25,000 this afternoon to watch the pope canonize an 18th century franciscan. opponents want the pope to reconsider.
tortured in those missions. >> for the church, native lives didn't matter in the 18th century century, and apparently they don't matter today. >> reporter: in washington, i'm tracie potts. >> as tracie has just told us, pope francis not riding around the nation in the big suv or a limo. instead, his pope mobile at this moment is the four-door version of the fiat 500. the vatican says it shows his commitment to a simple lifestyle, to fighting climate change, and his rejection of consumerism. >> still not a bad ride. >> i actually rented that car and drove my family around italy. so i feel a connection with the holy father right now. >> it's a tenuous connection. twitter also celebrating with a special set of emojis.
welcome back. it is 5:23. 60 degrees out there this morning. going to be a beautiful day. we'll talk about weather in a moment. first this morning, we can start singing "happy birthday" without worrying about paying royalties, because we were all really worried about that. a federal judge ruled the song is now in public domain. it wasn't before? lawyers say they'll try to make the case a class-action lawsuit. they'll try to recoup millions of dollars in royalties going back to at least 1988. we should start hearing the song in restaurants as well. the copyright was the main reason most places came up with their own "happy birthday" song. that's ridiculous. this is a happy song because a soldier and his canine companion were side by side in combat in afghanistan. they were reunited. they were apart for three years. they met up at hopkins airport
when they headed back to the u.s. in 2012, ranger was wounded and had an infection. had to go to a kennel in virginia, but he was nursed back to health. the two rescue groups reunited ranger with his old friend. >> i just wanted to give him back a good home. everyone was getting their dogs back. he just deserves it. he deserves to be a dog for a while. i want to take him home and give him the home he deserves. >> and both are heroes. they're credited with saving more than a thousand lives in afghanistan. i'm always amazed with animals, dogs, service dogs who serve in iraq and vietnam and afghanistan. when they come back, even after years, they recognize their handlers right away. >> it's really special. >> lola recognizes me when i come home after a long day. i always appreciate it. >> sir charles. >> i think it's scent too. >> or food. >> it's like the time never went by.
>> that's awesome to see those two got together again. they did great work. meantime, we're doing fine work weather-wise so far today. and i think for the next few days, which will carry us through the papal visit. lots of sunshine heading our way for today. up around 80. it's a cool start. a lot of 40s in the distant suburbs. 50s to near 60 in the city. a jump to 80 is going to feel nice this afternoon. clear sky tonight, 62 in the city with 50s in the suburbs. we'll have the details on the rest of the forecast in a little bit. >> very good. hello. >> hello. we're going to look a little at mass transit, which is in good shape today. if you're taking the ferries, everything is running on or close to schedule. new york waterway could see sporadic closures. the ferries are going to be a fantastic alternate option for people to get around over the next few days that would normally drive in. we're definitely recommending you don't drive into the city in the next few days. if you're taking the buses this morning, bus service is going to be rough. today we only have a couple
detours. b-63, m-7, m-102. >> you're going to be having a facebook chat later today. >> i am, at 12:30. a lot of my friends were asking me how they were going to get their children to school. obviously that's very important. i'll be here to try to help you make that happen. >> very good. >> all right. ahead, a community is outraged with a local officer. plus, a look at the last-minute preparations for pope's trip to new york city. and why you may have a hard timesharing your pope pictures from your phone. >> reporter: i'm michael george. he was a legend on and off the field. the baseball world is remembering yogi berra, one of the greatest to wear the yankees uniform. that's coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device.
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5:30 a.m. on this wednesday, september 23rd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. i'm in for darlene. she'll be back tomorrow. >> much more on both of those stories we're following. first, we want to check with chris cimino, here with the forecast. >> cool 60 degrees in the city right now. you want real chilly stuff, you have to go to the suburbs north and west. temperatures down to the mid-40s. quite a range of temperature from city to suburb this morning. a lot of the suburbs in long island generally in the 50s early on. a full day of sunshine this first day of autumn. that's going to warm things up. despite the autumnal start in terms of temperatures, we finish off near 80 degrees this afternoon. all right. let's get a check on the commute if you're getting ready to head out the door. what's it looking like? >> let's enjoy the commute while we can. things are looking good. a live look outside at the gowanus expressway. things are moving along really nicely here. we have roadwork shutting down two lanes out between 92nd street and 3rd avenue.
expect delays once you get off the verrazano bridge into this area. once you get past it, you're fine. heading over to a pretty picture out there. a little blurry, but the cross bronx expressway. yesterday this was jammed up with roadwork at this time. today moving along just fine. again, enjoy your commute for now. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right, lauren. thanks. now to that sad breaking news. the death of yogi berra. we learned the yankee legend passed away overnight. yogi berra was 90 years old. michael george is in little falls, new jersey. this is the site of the yogi berra museum. the tributes to yogi berra coming in as people wake up and find out that he's passed away. >> reporter: well, michael, we know a lot of greats have worn the yankees pinstripes, but there was only one yogi berra. all morning the baseball world has been reacting to the death of one of the greatest athletes of all time. the yankee great died of natural causes at his home in west caldwell, new jersey, at the age of 90.
in 1946 and quickly became one of the greatest clutch hitters and catchers the game ever saw. he was a 15-time all star, brought home ten world championships. he was a three-time mvp and hall of famer. he took his final at-bat in 1965. but berra was beloved off the field as well. a lot of people don't know this, but he was a hero who fought on the beaches of normandy on d-day. of course, his quotes are the stuff of legend. he was called the philosopher king of baseball. in fact, he popularized the phrase "it ain't over 'til it's over." here's yogi berra talking about baseball in his own words. >> i love baseball, i really do. i always said, dad, i ain't going to work, i like to play ball too much. which i do. we played hard. you got to work at this game. you really do. and it's fun doing it, if you do it the right way. >> reporter: and berra's family released a statement in the last hour or so. while we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, we know he's at peace with mom. we celebrate his remarkable life and are thankful he meant so
much to so many. he will truly be missed. now, all morning we're hearing from more yankees greats and yankees fans. we'll have much more in the next half hour. back to you. >> michael, thanks very much. well said. he meant so much to so many. we'll have much more on the passing of yogi berra online. head to nbcnewyork.com for a look back at yogi's life. see how people are remembering him. we've also posted a photo gallery of yogi berra through the years. some other big news to get to at 5:33 this morning. the papal visit. this morning the papal flag is flying outside of the vatican embassy in washington. huge crowds lining the streets of d.c. to see the pope's motorcade go by. he waved as he entered the embassy and disappeared. today will be the day that thousands will get the chance to see him in washington. >> and the pope's first full day in our nation's capital is a real busy one. begins with a trip to the white house. that's going to happen in just a few hours. david ushery is in d.c. with what to expect. >> reporter: michael, it seems
like it was just a few short years ago in 2008 when you and i were down here together to cover the visit of pope benedict to the white house here in washington. if you remember at that time, he celebrated america's expression of faith in the public square. we might hear a similar message at some point from francis as well. he'll go to the white house and spend about an hour with the president in the oval office. there will be about 10,000, 15,000, 20,000 people there on the lawn. the pope and president will greet them. he'll then move on to st. matthew's cathedral. a lot of people will be listening to this because he wants to hear what the message will be to many of these bishops bishops. we know many of them don't necessarily agree with the things francis has said. then he'll move on, have a little bit of down time, meet some seminarians. later in the afternoon, had mass of canonization for the priest known for creating the mission
system in california. there's been some controversy. native americans say he was brutal or trek protected the spaniards and their brutal methods. but expected to be a rich celebration. the first canonization, by the way, on u.s. soil. quite a day on tap today for the pope. >> david, thank you very much. of course, the nypd has a team in washington checking out the security there. tomorrow the pope arrives here in new york city. the biggest event taking place in central park. katherine creag is on the upper west side with a look at the preparations. they have been working at this for months. >> reporter: yes, you talk about security. just another layer of it. there's an eight-foot-tall fence here. traffic is moving right now here on 66th street. this will be an off-limit area, a no-traffic zone on friday
also, that fence we mentioned, it was putt up by construction workers just a few hours ago. it now surrounds central park on both sides of the park, east and west. another layer of security ahead of the pope's arrive. on thursday and friday, pope francis will be visiting midtown and downtown and east harlem. you look around those areas where he'll be, there are steel and concrete barricades in those spots. a huge gathering will take place in central park. close to 200,000 people for the pope's procession on friday. you have to have a ticket to get in. police officers have been on patrol for days at assigned spots. much preparation is going on. even cardinal dolan talked with our chuck scarborough about what he himself is doing. >> i don't think i'm nervous. i think the excitement probably trumps a sense of nerves, but i'm not afraid to admit i'm still fighting myself. i've got this long list saying, is this done, is that done, have i called this person, do these people have tickets, have i made sure about this and that.
i feel like a dad before -- the father of a bride or something. tending to all these last-minute details. >> reporter: and here's a live look at central park west in the high 60s. people around here tell us they have never seen anything like this. no vehicles parked here on central park west. no vehicles on the side streets. this began yesterday. you can expect even more parking restrictions in the coming days. >> they've had a lot of those pillars up for weeks now as they're getting ready for this. thank you. in addition to those restrictions on friday, all schools in the new york archdiocese will be closed. several other school closeings to report as well. ethical culture fieldston school and horace mann in the bronx will be closed on friday. our coverage of the pope's trip continues on nbcnewyork.com any time. there you'll find items you can't bring to any of the papal events.
among them, drones, of course. a slide show of the pope's journey and a list of his full itinerary. fairly extensive. we also know that you have a lot of questions about the pope's visit and how it's going to impact getting around. so later today, lauren is going to host a facebook chat. she's going to answer everything you need to know because she does know. that's at 12:30 today. head to nbcnewyork.com. sorry, head to nbc new york's facebook page and you can chat with lauren coming up at 12:30. it is 5:39. moving to new jersey. some passaic residents demanding an officer be fired after he allegedly made racist remarks that were captured on video. >> i'm going to knock on the door and check your mom and [ bleep ] cousins. i'm going to have immigration pick everybody up so they can border. >> jasmine vidal and her boyfriend say they were sitting on the porch when this officer approached them and began making
threats. so they started recording the whole thing. last night hundreds of people rallied outside of passaic city hall calling for tough disciplinary action against that officer. >> they were telling him they were going to call immigration on his family, to unlock his phone. they don't have reason to do that to us. we know our rights. >> the mayor of passaic is asking for calm and restraint while the city investigates. a former nypd officer has now admitted to randomly firing shots at a car after a night of drinking drinking. he pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges. he says he downed ten alcoholic beverages while off duty and opened fire on pellham street. one man was seriously injured. he's expected to be sentenced to nine years behind bars. we are waiting to see what cardinal dolan and mayor de blasio have to say today about programs for the homeless. in fact, they're headed to the bronx. yesterday, police commissioner bill bratton centered his
attention on a homeless problem in harlem. he said that he's sending 38 police officers to patrol 125th street. that's where a methadone clinic, homeless people, and the dangerous synthetic drug k-2 are creating problems. >> a lot of it was being distributed out of the bodegas they have. that also was a significant factor of attractiveness of not only the methadone clinic but you could very easily buy the k-2. >> the 38 officers assigned to that harlem patrol will get special training on peddler enforcement and crisis intervention. 5:41 right now. just ahead this morning, a lot of people calling their insurance companies. there's a rash of crimes that police are investigating. also, really important news for your health about the blood supply in our country. and this first morning of autumn starting out near 60 in the city. 40s and 50s in the suburbs. turns out to be a beautiful day, heading toward the 80-degree mark. what about the rest of the week for the pope? we'll have that forecast
straight ahead. mass transit is looking good, especially our ferries running on or close to schedule. the roads are not so bad either. live look at the alexander hamilton bridge. more on everything you need to know to get out the door when are "today in new york" returns. i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. and there's no time to see it like the fall. take metro north to take in the beautiful fall foliage from high above the hudson. swing a club at one of america's greatest courses... see spectacular sights underground... ...or thrilling sights above it.
5:44 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check in with storm 4 team's chris cimino looking out at times square. quiet. >> not too much going on. obviously early on this morning. no big weather issues. a beautiful day ahead of us. this is the first day of autumn. in fact, it feels that way this morning. by this afternoon with lots of sunshine, it'll feel closer to the summer season. 60 degrees and clear in the city right now. the clear skies and light winds really have allowed some of the suburbs to drop off quite a bit. we're starting out on the chilly side there. autumn off to a good start. looks like great weather for the pope thursday and friday. worst-case scenario, just a few more clouds in the mix. the shower threat next chance would be sunday. i say chance because most of it could stay offshore. some of those showersing ing could work their way closer.
44 in franklin. 49 in oakland, new jersey. northwest new jersey, a lot of 40s and low 50s popping up there. hudson valley, same scenario. at the coast it's in the 50s. the city holding at 60 degrees. we may briefly slip to 59 or so before sunrise. clouds mane inly offshore. we don't anticipate any wet weather around here. again, the much-needed rain, but we don't need it for the pope's visit. beautiful first day of fall around 80 this afternoon with a full day of sunshine. clear skies tonight. slips back to the low 60s in midtown, 50s in the suburbs. for tomorrow, looking at sunshine as the pope arrives late in the day. should be a fine one. 81 the forecast high. temperatures dropping into the 70s by day's end. braves and mets. well, we knocked one off the magic number, only because the nationals lost last night. a victory would be nice tonight. 74 degrees with a clear sky. friday, second day for the pope, a little bit cooler. temperatures in the 70s.
wind coming in off the water a bit. maybe a few more clouds mixing in with the sunshine at times. saturday we'll call it partly cloudy. more clouds on sunday. we'll watch that rain lingering along the coast here. could drift close enough to produce a couple showers or a bit of rain our way later in the day sunday and sunday night. 80-ish today and tomorrow. looking good. back to the mid-70s friday and saturday. low 70s sunday with the clouds. maybe a rain threat, especially south and east. then drying out and warmer next week. 5:47. let's find out about the commute. >> roads still look good overall. lots of green out there. we'll take a live look at the long island expressway out in nassau county. things still moving along pretty nicely here. northern state parkway, southern state also in good shape. overall, this is what most of our roads look like. if you are coming to the city thursday or friday, there are a lot of street closure. each of these maps are on nbcnewyork.com. they have all of the details, the times, and the days that these streets will be affected.
there will be mass transit changes as well. we recommend taking mass transit. i'll be doing a facebook chat later to answer all of your questions. we know there are a lot of them because there are a lot of changes. let's talk about the air train. there is shuttle buses in place to and from federal circle, howard beach, lefferts boulevard and the terminals. normal rail service between jamaica and federal. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today, but meter rules are still in effect. 5:48 now. in connecticut, police are releasing surveillance video of one of the men wanted in a string of car break-ins. these thieves hit about 20 cars last weekend. about 200 since august. they steal from one car then quickly move to another. last weekend the thieves hit cars on grove street near the high grove apartments. so far police say they have
caught one suspect. at 5:48 in rockland county, somebody's going on a shooting spree with a bb gun. police say that about a dozen cars in valley cottage were damaged on monday. some of them had their windows shattered. investigators are poring over home surveillance videos in the hopes of spotting somebody doing this. they're also asking everybody to keep an eye out for any suspicious or unusual activity. leaders in a brooklyn community calling for peace. dozens of teen fighting monday afternoon in front of the atlantic terminal mall. at least two teens were beaten while on the ground. one of them stabbed in the leg with a box cutter. >> the age that we live in, no one wants to get involved. they'd rather stand, videotape.
so far, but this fight comes just a month after two other big fights. doctors believe the nation's blood supply is safe. however, they have found a brand new virus that is showing up in blood transfusions. it resembles something between the dangerous hepatitis c and the harmless pega virus. for now, doctors do not believe it will make you sick, but they're urging some additional study. there's also surprising new study that shows just how often something might be missed during a medical checkup. according to the institute of medicine, 1 out of every 20 americans are misdiagnosed each year. about half of these cases could be fatal, could lead to death. the report suggests some of these mistakes could be avoided by improving communication. >> diagnosis is not a single sport. it's a team sport. collaboration among health care givers is very important.
>> the report also advises patients to speak up when you have questions about your diagnosis or when you have questions about your test results. so maybe you saw this all over social media. there's a drug company executive accused of some outrageous price gouging. he defended an overnight rise in the price of daraprim by 5,000%. the cost of one pill went from $13.50 to $750. the drug is vital to not only a.i.d.s. but cancer patients as well. last night he gave in and promised to lower the price. now to another disturbing incident on a high school football field. this time a student in los angeles is accused of smearing icy hot or a similar heat rub on the face of an opponent. it happened in a game this month. the player wearing the blue number 16 allegedly wiped that rub on another player's face.
the other player immediately went to the sideline. he decided not to press charges. no word if the offending player already face any other punishment. >> it's tough to look at, right? he was in a lot of pain. >> very dangerous. it is 5:51. straight ahead, a twist in the foam fight. why your takeout container could be changing once again. and this morning, a new look at the national zoo bear. baby panda. while zookeepers say he's reached a milestone. you're watching "today in new
>> oh, my word. >> moving right along. very smooth segue. shifting gears. let's go to the weather picture, which is pretty nice. bright, sunny skies anticipated for today along with that deep blue sky. it is going to be the first day of autumn. a high temperature above normal at 80 degrees. normal high is 72. after a cool start, it warms up nicely. low 60s tonight with a clear sky. looking at 50s in many of the suburbs. nice weather for the pope. we'll talk about that coming up in the 6:00 hour. >> very good. >> we're having a holiday commute. very few cars on the roads. we'll start with your commuter checklist. mass transit is the way to go over the next couple days because it is going to be a tough commute tomorrow and friday. it's very important you plan ahead. we also will take a live look outside at the lincoln tunnel. very few cars on the roads out there. still no delays heading into the tolls here. over at the george washington
bridge and holland tunnel, also in for a nice ride. we'll enjoy today's morning commute while we can. >> thanks very much. >> we have an update on the foam containers. tuesday a judge overturned the ban. she disagreed with city hall. she ruled the containers can be recycled. there's actually offers out there to do that. the city may appeal that ruling. >> there's a lot of cities that don't take those. >> they're saying there could be reason to do it here. >> we shall see. 5:56. next at 6:00, a new milestone for cyclists all across the city. why it's now even easier to ride across the five boroughs. >> and more on our breaking story of the morning. the death of baseball icon yogi berra. we'll share some of the remembrances pouring in this morning. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york mobile app on your device. save 20 to 30% on all
breaking news now. the loss of a baseball legend and an american hero. yankees great yogi berra has died at the age of 90. plus, security is getting tighter around the city ahead of pope francis' visit. where new security fences went up overnight. and cameras were rolling during a bold robbery inside a local deli. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. coming up on 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday, september 23rd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. darlene has been coffer vering pope francis in cuba. she's back tomorrow. >> chris, what's happening? >> the weather is quiet. that's good news. temperatures have cooled down a little bit across suffolk county. babylon is 56. northport at 60. the city also at 60 degrees. suburbs north and west, a distinct chill in the air. 44 in sussex. 46 up in poughkeepsie.
after a cool start on this first official morning of autumn, it warms up nicely. we're forecasting a high of 80 degrees. it's been quiet so far. still the same, lauren? >> it has been quiet so far. we're going to say that's because it's a holiday commute. a live look outside at the bqe heading into the area of the brooklyn bridge. it's still moving for a change. you're still in for a decent ride over there. again, no meter slowdowns on the roads. that's great news. if you're planning on taking the air train to jfk this morning, just a shift in service here. there's only shuttle buss to and from federal circle, howard beach, and lefferts boulevard. you'll just need to leave yourself some extra time. more weather and traffic coming up. now to that breaking news. baseball icon yogi berra has died overnight. hall of fame catcher known for his ten world series championships with the yankees, and of course his many memorable quotes. michael george is outside
berra's namesake museum in little falls, new jersey. reaction coming in all over to the passing of yogi berra. >> reporter: absolutely. there's no other way to say it. yogi berra transcended the game. not only was he one of the greatest athletes to put on the yankees' pinstripes. off the field he was beloved as well. the tributes are starting to come in for one of the most popular and celebrated athletes of all time. berra died of natural causes at his home at the age of 90. he got his start in 1946 and quickly became one of the greatest clutch hitters the game ever saw. a three-time mvp, 15-time all star. he brought home ten world championships and earned a spot in the hall of fame. off the field, berra was a hero. he was there on d-day storming the beaches at normandy. he devoted himself to charity work in his later years. people loved his classic quotes. he was both funny and wise. tim russert once asked him about it on "meet the press." >> when you come to a fork in the road --
>> take it. we got a street back home that we have one. that's why i say take it. >> half the things i said, i never said. >> oh, boy. tell you the truth, tim, i don't even know i say these things. i really don't. >> reporter: and fans right now are tweeting their favorite yogi berra quotes. here's one. love is the most important thing in the world. but baseball is pretty good too. and another fan wrote, r.i.p. yogi, it ain't over 'til it's over. we'll have much more from fellow yankees and fans coming up. back to you. >> all right, michael. thank you. to learn more about yogi berra's life and his legacy, head to our website, nbcnewyork.com. we've also posted a photo gallery of yogi berra through the years. 6:03 right now. new this morning, police are hoping new surveillance video will lead them to the two men who robbed a deli in brooklyn. take a good look at this. police say these two entered the cosmic newsstand on glenwood
road in flatbush. they say they pulled a gun on the clerk and took off with about $1500 from the register. we're expecting an announcement today from mayor de blasio and cardinal dolan. they're going to visit a homeless shelter in the bronx. on tuesday, police commissioner bill bratton targeted a homeless issue in harlem. he's sending in 38 police officers to patrol 125th street. residents complained there the homeless, a methadone clinic, and the dangerous synthetic marijuana called k-2 all create problems. >> a lot of it was being distributed out of the bodegas they have. that also was a significant factor of attractiveness of not only the methadone clinic, but you can easily buy the k-2. >> officers in this new patrol unit will get special training on peddler enforcement and crisis intervention. all right. it is 6:04 right now. it means it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. good morning, chris. >> morning, kerry, michael.
in good shape weather-wise. a nice clear sky. it's a cool start. many of the suburbs down in the 40s and 50s. beautiful plu sky, sunshine throughout. warms the temperature back to 80 before the day is through. a very pleasant evening will follow. right now in the park at 60 degrees. 80 by 3:00. still in the upper 70s at 6:00. we'll talk more about the papal visit forecast in a little bit. she'll talk about the commute right now. here's lauren. >> we're having a nice commute. it's a holiday commute. if you're getting on the ferries, they're all running on or close to schedule there. if you're getting on the train, same story. metro north, lirr, nj transit path all doing fine today. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. you still have to feed the meter. more weather and traffic coming up. 6:05 now. now to the latest on the papal visit. pope francis has a busy day ahead of him in our nation's capital. the holy father will have a
then he's going to go to st. matthew's cathedral where he'll mitt bishops from across the united states. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> and there's the pope. >> reporter: after zipping through town in his tiny car, windows open, here's where pope francis is waking up this morning. getting ready to give his first speech in english before 15,000 people at the white house. >> we're just really excited, really excited to see what he has to say. >> reporter: he'll circle the ellipse in the pope mobile after a private meeting with president obama. >> the goal of this meeting is to give the two men the opportunity to talk about their shared values. >> reporter: at st. matthew's cathedral, the pope will be greeted by 300 cardinals and this sign from the human rights campaign urging him to welcome gay and lesbian catholics as part of his message. >> respecting every person, respecting life, respecting the dignity of every person. >> reporter: at the basilica, north america's largest church,
chairs are set for another 25,000 this afternoon to watch the pope can onnize an 18th century franciscan who spread catholicism and missions through the california. opponents want the pope to reconsider. they say native americans were tortured in those missions. >> for the church, native lives didn't matter in the 18th century, and apparently they don't matter today. >> reporter: in washington, i'm tracie potts. >> tracie, thank you. while you were sleeping, new security measures were rolled out in central park. kat rig katherine creag is on the upper west side with a look at what's going on. >> reporter: we just talked to a long-time resident who said he's never seen anything like this. no vehicles parked on central park west. also, the side streets around here, the 60s, 70s, 80s. now you have this eight-foot-tall fence that construction workers put up
we have video of them here. this is what they did. they put up this fence that surrounds central park south of 81st street on both sides of the park, east and west. another layer of security ahead of the pope's arrival. the procession is on friday. on thursday and friday, pope francis will be visiting midtown and downtown and east harlem where there are steel and concrete barricades in place in those areas he will visit. a huge gathering will take place in central park. close to 200,000 people for the pope's procession. you need a ticket to get in. extra police officers have been on patrol around here for days now. we just talked to a taxi driver who plans on working every day the rest of this week. he said there are huge concerns in the taxi industry about traffic.
how do you deal with that? >> reporter: and here's a live look at central park west. expect road closures. also, the transfer roads are open right now. we've seen traffic moving freely. but the thing is, expect a lot of road closures, a lot of security here over the next several days. back to you. >> we're all going to have to be packing our patience. thank you. 6:08 now. wonderful story here. she asked and she prayed and now her bucket list is about to feel a whole lot lighter. 88-year-old sister noel divine wants nothing more than to meet pope francis. those prayers will be answered. we've learned that the sister has been invited to the pope's evening prayer service at st. night. look at that picture. >> look at that smile. ear to ear. >> that's great. on friday, all schools in closed. there are actually a couple
other school closings to report that are going to be taking place because of concerns about traffic during the pope's visit. the ethical culture fieldston school and the horace mann school in the bronx will also be closed friday. we know a lot of you have questions about how the pope's visit will impact your travel, getting around the city, getting in and out of the city. today at 12:30, lauren will be hosting a facebook chat to answer everything you need to know. all you have to do is head to the nbc new york facebook page. and of course we're going to be bringing you live coverageg of the pope's events in washington, d.c. today. our coverage begins right here on nbc 4. later on it'll move to cozi-tv. we're also going to be streaming all of this live on nbcnewyork.com. right now, though, it is 6:10. coming up next, calls for action. why hundreds of protesters want a local police officer off the job. and then a little bit later, celebrating their first emmy. how amazon is rewarding customers for their big win.
four things to know this morning at 6:13. breaking news. yogi berra has died at the age of 90. the hall of famer was known as one of baseball's most successful players and biggest characters. and of course for his ten world series championships with the yankees. also, pope francis heading to the white house today before traveling through the streets of washington. thousands of people are already lining up, hoping e ing ing to get a glimpse. the holiest day of the jewish calendar ends tonight at sundown. it's a day of self-reflection and prayer. the nypd promising the pope's visit will not leave synagogues unprotected. also, a judge yesterday overturned mayor de blasio's ban
the judge ruled foam takeout containers can be recycled and the city has overlooked recycling offers. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, we're at almost two hours of fall. >> so far, so good. pretty quiet. it is a little chilly. give it time though. autumn is off to a good start. great weather heading our way for the pope as well. looks like thursday and friday nice. into the weekend, more clouds in the picture and maybe our next chance of rain perhaps. perhaps on sunday. it's a chilly 49 in stanford this morning. 55 in greenwich. the city holding at 60 degrees. you see a lot of 40s in the northern half of new jersey. it feels like an autumn morning. that makes sense obviously, this being the first official morning of autumn. with sunshine heading our way, future tracker shows look at all this clear sky. we move forward into the early afternoon. nothing but sunshine. we're going to warm it up nicely. should be up close to 80 before the day is through. it's a clear sky for tonight. tomorrow, more of the same. 9:00 a.m., nice and sunny.
a few clouds start to move into the picture tomorrow evening. you'll notice on it's more of a mix of clouds. no rain coming out of these clouds. just a little cooler with the wind coming in off the water towards the end of the week. for today, up around 80 degrees. a full day of sunshine. a nice deep blue sky. tonight looks good with a clear sky. 62 should do it in the city. great sleeping weather. 50s in the suburbs. for the pope's arrival, flying from d.c. to jfk tomorrow. about 5:00 touchdown. looks good. 77 degrees with a sunny sky. heading over to st. patrick's, we're in fine shape as well. we're talking about 74 degrees. nice and comfortable with a partly cloudy sky. in terms of his friday visit, checking in at east harlem at 74 degrees. a few more clouds in the mix in central park. no rain to worry about. meantime, as you see that friday forecast, the wind off the water keeps it cooler. same thing for saturday too. eventually a system to the south and east will try to get close enough to bring us rain late
form of a few showers. we'll have to wait and see on that. we're hinging on a couple showers in the forecast. we'll see if it turns out to be more. 80-ish wednesday and thursday. into the 70s friday and saturday. low 70s with more clouds. starts to warm up against next week with partial sunshine. highs into the upper 70s. let's find out about the commute. >> it's a holiday commute. we'll start with alternate side of the street parking rules. they're suspended today. meter rules still apply. a live look outside at the roads. here's the bqe heading eastbound eastbound. you can see traffic building, but it's not so bad. you're in for a little bit of a slow ride there. the saw mill parkway, roadwork in both directions. southbound is where we're seeing a bit of a delay right now. just leave yourself some time. you're headed that way. let's talk about the future. papal visit thursday and friday.
street closures in different areas and at different times. we have all of that mapped out for you by area, by time, by day on nbcnewyork.com. for example, the pope is going to be in central park 5:00 on friday. those closures start at midnight. so when you wake up that morning, all of the upper west side by central park west will already be shut down. we're going to try to help you plan ahead. at 12:30 on facebook today, i'll be conducting a chat. if you have questions, i'll try to help you out. there's a lot of changes for mass transit as well. we'll keep you updated on all of it. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thank you very much. 6:18 right now. in new jersey, some passaic residents are demanding an officer be fired after he allegedly made racist remarks captured on video. >> i'm going to have immigration pick everybody up so they can cross back to the bleep [ bleep ] border. all that hard work to come to america, you [ bleep ] it up.
boyfriend were sitting on the porch when the officer approached them and began making threats. they began recording and posted the video on facebook. last night hundreds of people rallied outside passaic city hall calling for tough disciplinary action against that officer. >> they were telling him they were going to call immigration on his family, to unlock his phone. they don't have reason to do that to us. we know our rights. >> the mayor of passaic is asking for calm and restraint as the city investigates. it is 6:18. new this morning, an investigation under way after several nooses were found hanging from a tree at the university of delaware. they were found last night in the same area where students held a black lives matter demonstration just the night before. police say they're investigating the case as a hate crime. students plan to hold another rally there this afternoon. in news for your health, doctors say not to worry about having a blood transfusion, even though they've discovered a new virus. scientists recently found this in the blood supply. it can be transmitted from one
now, the virus resembles something between the dangerous to hepatitis c and the harmless pega virus. for now, doctors say they don't think, though, and this is important, that it will make you sick. all right. new report claims that nearly every american seeking health care will be misdiagnosed at least once in their life. according to the institute of medicine, 1 out of every 20 americans are misdiagnosed every year. about half of those cases could lead to death. that's what happened to a 12-year-old boy from queens. he cut his arm in gym class one day, and it led to a blood infection that his parents say was caught too late. >> our son died and our son died despite us raising our concerns there was something wrong. we were told over and over again that this was a stomach virus. >> the report from the institute of medicine recommends improving communication between doctors, nurses, and lab workers, and it
questions about their tests and their diagnosis. i know sometime it's hard to do because you can feel intimidated. but if you have that nagging sense that something is not adding up, push. >> you have to be your own advocate. 6:20 right now. up next, a legal battle over happy birthday and the key ruling concerning this popular song. then later, a new milestone for cyclists all across the city. why it's now even easier to be ride across the five boroughs. you're watching "today in new
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lowering the price of a one-year subscription to the service f wm $99 do to $67. amazon says the price cut is meant to celebrate its wins at sunday's 67th primetime emmys. amazon's original series "transparent" won five awards. >> if you're a current customer, could you cancel and resubscribe? it's worth trying. students are hearing "happy birthday" being sang more. that's because a judge ruled a publishing company does not rule the copyright. lawyers may decide to file a class-action suit to try to recoup money paid to use that song going back to 1988. pay up! >> shake them down. >> did you or did you not sing happy birthday? >> i was at a restaurant a while back. they played "happy birthday." it was a whole different version.
>> happy, happy birthday, we're really glad you came. >> where's that one from? >> i don't know. >> it was a thai restaurant. can't figure that out. all right. leatt's get to the weather. chilly tprs morning. get closer to the city, wp get closer to the 50s. then 60 in town right now. a chilly, cold almost, 43 in morristown. sweaters, jackets needed early on. not the case by the afternoon. up around 80 degrees. then into tonight, a clear sky. we're back to the low 60s in the city and 50s in the suburbs. autumn day one, pretty good. >> how about traffic on aumn day one? >> we have an update for path commuters. there are delays because of track maintenance on the hoboken to world trade center and newark to world trade center lines. i did just get word that uptown 6 trains are running express from 14th street to 42nd street. that's because of a sick customer. if you're planning on getting on the air train today at jfk,
shuttle service from federal circle, howard beach, and lefferts boulevard. >> okay, lauren. thank you very much. up next, we're going to have an update on our breaking story of the morning. >> reporter: i'm michael george. fans are remembering one of the greatest to ever wear the yankees' pinstripes. the tributes to yogi berra
breaking news. the passing of a sports icon. yankees great yogi berra has died at the age of 90. also, this morning security getting tighter around the city ahead of pope francis' sit. and why those foam takeout containers could be making a comeback. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 on this wednesday, september 23rd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. darlene is back tomorrow >> storm team 4's chris cimino is here. fall 2015. >> starting out bright and clear and crisp. that's the way it's going to be throughout the day today. however, it gets warmer in the afternoon. we're starting out in the 40s and 50s in most of the suburbs. city right on the cusp at 60. beautiful blue sky. filled with sunshine today.
afternoon high temperature, 70s to near 80 degrees before the day is through. even the evening very nice as temperatures settle back into the 60s and 70s. we're at an even 60. holding steady in town. by noon, it's 74. by 3:00, the forecast high for the day at 80. a string of pearls, sun symbols throughout the day. let's see how pretty the commute is so far. >> the commute looks good. very green in most areas still. no prt seeingrany major problems. just something to note because the u.n. general assembly ip in lytoe: today. you can see that the road closures are out there. this is 1st avenue. you can see the police activity. the only way cars and trucks are getting through is by taking the underpass at 41st streeteup to 48th. those street closures affect 1st avenue from 42nd to 48th street. th rie yellow heee means there could be some emergency vehicles out there on the street blocking a lane. something to keep in mind. also, heading over to the trains, we have delays on the path.
center line and newark to world trade center lines. that's all because of track maintenance. >> lauren, thank you. and now to that breaking news. the loss of a baseball legend. hall of fame catcher yogi berra has died overnight. michael george has been live this morning outside yogi berra's namesake museum in little falls, new jersey. reaction coming in from around the world. and not just the sports world. >> reporter: absolutely. even in the storied history of the yankees, there will never be another yogi berra. he was a great player and great humanitarian. both funny and wise at the same time. and hsoere at the yogi berra museum, the tributes are just now s rting to come in. the yankee great died of natural causes at his home in west caldwell, new jersey. he quickly became one of the greatest catchers and clutch hitters the game ever saw. he was a 15-time all star, brought home ten world championships and earned a spot in the hall of fame. before all that, berra was a world war ii hero who fought on
the beaches of normandy on d-day. in his later yen ar, he's been fighting for the inclusion of gay and transgender athletes. he popularized the phrase "it ain't over 'til it's over." here'souogi berra in his own words. >> i love baseball. i really do. i always told my dad, i said, dad, i ain't going to work, i like to play ball too much. which i do. we played hard. you got to work at this game. you really do. and it's fun doing it, if you do it the right way. >> reporter: and here's a statement from yogi berra's family. quote, while we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, we know he's at peace with mom. we celebrate his remarkable life and are thankful he meant so much to so many. we'll have much more on the tributes coming up later on. baheck to you. >> as they continue to come in, thank you so much. llearn more about yogi berra's life and legacy, head to oan
we've also posted ang photo gallery. 6:33 right now. a 17-year-old boy from hackensack has been charged with making online threats against president obama. bergen county prosecutors say this teen alro claimed that he would be involved in an attack on the 9/11 memorial in lower manhattan. he also said he had friends in isis who were planning to attack new york. authorities say that he's also a suspect in some swatting incidents in indiana. in connecticut, police are now releasing surveillance video of one of the men wanted in a string of car break-ins. anford police say these thieves hit about 20 cars. that was just last week alone. they've hit more than 200 cars since august. they steal from one vehicle and quickly move on to another. last weekend the thieves hit cars on grove street. so far police say they have caught one suspect. you remember those foam containers they banned back in july? apparently they could b back.
mayor de blasio's ban on them. he argues that they're an environmental danger. he said we're clocking up landfills. but th co judge ruled the postyrene can be recycled and the city has overlooked offers to do that. the city may appeal >> 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, it looks as the hply ho father prepares to come to new york that the weather will be with him. >> exactly. we couldn't mess this one up. there's too much pressure. a big price to pay maybe. meantime, we are looking at temperatur pretty comfortable this morning. a ice clear sky. 60 in the park. that's the warmer spot. it's 50 in wayne. 49 in ramsey. valley stream at 57. north and west, a lot of 40s. the day planner, it's bright, sunny. it's already brightening now. a full day of sunshine is going to warm it u nicely through tre 70s to near 80 before the day is through. rest of your seven-day forecast
coming up on the 4s. here's laurn with the latest on the commute.w>> good morning, everyone. we have an accident on the roads out there on the jackie robinson parkway. this is heading southbound out after exit 4, which is forest park drive. that's in the left lane. there are delays through the area. we'll take a live look outside at the newark bay extension. if you're headed towards the holland tunnel, here's what the turnpike extension looks like. a little slow going. traffic is building out there. some exiting delays.plleave yo self extra time there. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today. meter rules still apply. >> lauren, thank you. it's 6:36 now. to the latest on the papal visit. pope francis has a busy day ahead of him in our nation's capital. david ushery is there with a look ahead at today's events. david, they're used to having world leadem rs in washington, d.c. i think even the pope's visit is special by d.c. standards. >> reporter: it is true, michael. we were here yesterday. we saw some federal employees
to get some papal t-shirts and trinkets. they don't often do that. they see so many of those world leaders, but it is an exciting day in washington. it started early for many people. let's take you through some of the images we're seeing. the pope spent the night at the diplomatic mission. people have been gathering there. hundreds of people there just trying to catch a glimpse of him as he leaves in the motorcade. he's going to be going to the white house at about 8:30. near the white house, as close as people can get, ticketed people can get in to see it. there are going to be about 20,000 people on the white house lawn. the pope and the president will greet them. there will b a brief ceremony. then the pope and the president will go inside the oval office and have some time to talk about things. at the white house is where we'll see the pope mobile for the first time on this trip to the united states. he's going to do a little bit of a loop. i believe we may have an animation of the route he's going to take. that's where people will be able to see him.
that's when the pope is iest, when he can get out there with the people. of course, security will be tight. we doubt anyone will actually be able to approach the pope mobile. but the secrt service has said they're ready for any event eventuality ies eventualities. at about 11:30, he goes to st. matthew's cathedral. there he'll spend time with and pray with about 300 bishops. the we don't know what his message will be. will he preach to them, admonish them, or will he encourage them? probably a mix of both. then he'll have a little bit of down time during the day. he'll meet with some seminarians. this afternoon, a big mass. a mass of canonization. the first canonization on u.s. soil. this is next to catholic university. about 25,000 people invited to
again, ticketed events. we're going to be watching. even the nypd is down here watching. these are the big-crowd events, first ones here in the united states. you'll have to go through metal indetectors. journalists journalists, media, many of us have to board buses hours ahead of time just to get in. that will be familiar to michael from pope benedict's visit to washington and new york. we're going to be watching to see how it unfolds. expected to be a lot of excitement throughout the day here in the nation's capital. >> yeah, david, you and i spent a lot of a time together at catholic university when pope benedict was there in 2008. i wanted to ask you about the pope's meeting with president obama today. so much focus on what might be discussed at this meeting between the president and the pope. >> reporter: yeah, people were trying to figure out what they were talking about at joint base andrews. the president had a hearty laugh
the papal spokesman says, we don't know these things, that's between them. this is a more formal discussion. two heads of state, if you will. will cuba come up? will other matters come up? when they met in 2014, the president talked more about helping the poor and the disconnect in wealth and disparity around the world. we do know the church has issues with some of the obama administration's policies when it comes to catholic institutions, catholic hospitals, catholic health care, and whether they have to pay for contraception. we don't know if any of that will come up. but these are some of the things they might discuss. certainly we'd have to think the pope's recent visit to cuba would come up as the pope brought raul castro and the obama administration together to kind of bring forth the easing of relations. >> all right, david. the start of a long but exciting day for you covering the pope in washington, d.c. looking forward to seeing you throughout the day. >> reporter: likewise. see you later, michael. thank you. >> and while the pope is in d.c., everybody's being urged to
take mass transit. however, mass transit doesn't always cooperate. last night a metro train got stuck underground after it lost power. firefighters had to escort about 600 people through the tunnel and up to the streets. earlier in the day, a transformer fire in another tunnel made commuting a nightmare. thousands of riders left stranded looking for ways to get to work. meanwhile, security is tightening all around new york city, as it has been for most of the week. i'm sure you've seen some of the barricades going up ahead of the pope's arrival. construction crews put up this eight-foot fence earlier this morning. it covers the east and west side of central park. it is expected to keep the pope safe during his procession through the park on friday. and we know that many of you have questions about how the pope's visit is going to impact commuting around our area. today at 12:30, lauren is going to host a facebook chat. she'll answer everything you need to know. just head to nbc new york's facebook page.
lauren will be there to answer questions about where you can drive, park. we'll bring you live coverage of the pope in washington, d.c. our coverage will start here on channel 4 and later on cozi-tv. we'll stream it all on nbcnewyork.com. up next, trash trouble for the mta. why the agency is under fire for their program to te limb nate trash cans. they want to take them out of the subway stations. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is strakt ahead.
welcome back. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. gearing up for a fantastic couple of days, thank goodness. >> we are, actually. this autumn thing is working out so far, so good. i think it continues not only today, being day one, but through the rest of the week and into the start of the weekend. temperatures, we get a peak the
next couple days then things will cool down. meantime, it's a little cool in the suburbs for sure. city is holding out at 60 degrees with a clear sky. a bit of a breeze right now. weather headlines, day one of autumn, very nice. off to a good start. great weather for the pope as he comes in here thursday and friday. next chance of any showers, if there's a chance at all, it would be on sunday. we do need that rain. for the allergy sufferers, a little good news here. the ragweed count has dropped to a low level. at least for the next couple days should be some relief there. meantime, temperatures range from 59 at city hide to 60 at jfk. 60 in the park. not a big change. give or take one or two degrees. a little cooler out east. much cooler north and west. 44 in sussex. 46 in danbury. a pop in that temperature in morristown. you were at 43. you've jumped back to 50. once the sun comes up, it goes to work today. a lot of clear sky. going to warm up in a hurry. we go from 40s and 50s, quickly
jumping into the 60s midmorning, and 70s to near 80 later this afternoon with a beautiful day. into tonight, clear sky continues again. about 62 should do it in the city. 50s in most suburbs. not quite as chilly tomorrow morning as this morning. then tomorrow again, sunshine. a high temperature of 81 degrees. after that, it looks even better for friday. braves and mets at citi field. 74 degrees first-pitch temperature. hopefully mets get back on the winning ways again. 74 for friday with a few more clouds in the mix. we'll call it partly sunny. very comfortable for the pope and any events going on. saturday looks okay with a few more clouds in the mix. cooler temperatures. then that chance for maybe a few showers on sunday. so near 80 today and tomorrow. 74 friday and saturday. shower threat late sunday, especially south and east of the city near the coast. then it starts to clear up and get warmer again early next week. bad to mid and upper 70s. have questions about the commute? lauren scala has latest. >> good morning, everyone.
two spots on the roads that are seeing slowdowns. one of them is the hutch. the hutchinson river drawbridge is in the up position. that should open pretty soon. maybe head to 95 instead. that's moving along without any problems. heading to the jackie robinson parkway, we saw this accident southbound by forest park drive. that's causing heavy delays. if you're getting on the trains, we have delays on the hoboken to world trade center and newark to world trade center lines. this is because of some track maintenance. looking ahead, we know the pope is coming to town. there are going to be a tremendous amount of street closures thursday and friday. we have the details on our website. each area mapped out, what time, what streets are closed. so if you need all of that, of course that's the place to go, nbcnewyork.com. i'll also be conducting a facebook chat today on nbc new york's facebook page at 12:30 answering any questions you might have about how to get around for the next few days. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended for the holiday. meter rules still apply.
back to you. >> all right, lauren. thanks very much. new york city has more than a thousand miles of bike lanes and more are on the way. department of transportation says it's installing 12 miles of protected bike lanes this year alone. so one new lane is going to run between 6th avenue between 14th street and 33rd street. officials say the lanes take cares off city roads and contribute to a cleaner environment. just ask the now famous pizza rat. video of the rodent lugging that slice of pizza down some subway stairs, an internet sensation. but the mta, i don't know if you remember this, four years ago they promised we wouldn't see this kind of stuff anymore. so that's when they took the trash cans out of some of the subway stations. a state kromp
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without giving up rich flavor do what we do...make it progresso. look at this. this is a sight you may see in manhattan later this week. pope francis riding around in his pope mobile. it's not a limousine, not any kind of spacious suv. it's the four-door fiat model. the vatican says it shows his commitment to a simple lifestyle, to fighting climate change, and of course to his rejection of consumerism. >> fiat 500. "today" show coming up in a few minutes. we want to check in with matt lauer. he's in washington, d.c., this morning with what's ahead. we said even in washington, d.c., where world leaders come all the time, it's still so exciting for people there to see pope francis. >> michael, it's a big, big deal. kerry, good morning to you.
we are on the south lawn of the white house. coming up, complete coverage as the president rolls out the red carpet for pope francis. thousands are already lining the streets of washington just hoping to get a brief glimpse of the so-called people's pope. we'll bring it all to you live. also ahead, the tributes are pouring in for yogi berra this morning with the very sad news that legend died overnight. and is he feeling the pressure yet? we'll catch up with trevor noah as he prepares to take over "the daily show" from jon stewart. as you can tell, we have an wednesday morning. we'll kick things off here on the south lawn of the white house, guys. >> and matt, people had to get there like hours before pope francis. that. one hour ago, just about 6:00 a.m., i was standing here. it was just about empty. they opened the gates to the south of me here to the public, and people were sprinting. a mad dash to get to the front
they could get good seats and -- actually, not even seats -- so they could stand and see pope francis in a while. >> all right. we're looking forward to your coverage throughout the day. thank you so much. >> all right. take care. of course, we'll be right back with today's top stories and a check of your weather and traffic. ck to school? how about...back to blinds! during blinds to go's early fall savings sale, save 20 to 30% on all the season's latest looks in cellular shades and cascade double shades. that'll really make you look smart. blinds to go.
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>> reporter: he was one of the greatest to ever wear. yankees' pinstripes. fans are starting to arrive here at the museum to pay tribute. he died of natural causes at his home in west caldwell, new jersey. he started with the yankees in 1946 and earned ten world championships and three mvps. today fans are remembering his famous quotes. they called him the philosopher king of baseball. his most famous line, "it ain't over 'til it's over." he was 90. >> michael, thank you. now katherine creag is on the upper west side with a look at security concerns. >> reporter: for those who use strarl central park early in the morning to exercise, this is a strange and startling thing for them to see, this eight-foot-tall fence that surrounds a portion of central park. construction workers, we saw them early this morning put it up. it's another layer of security for pope francis when he is here for his procession on friday.
people who will be here. we also went to the areas where he'll be. concrete barriers and extra patrol officers there for his protection. >> thank you. we'll be bringing you live coverage of the pope's events in washington, d.c., today. our coverage starts here on nbc 4. later on, it moves to cozi-tv. we're also going to stream all of this live on our nbcnewyork.com website. final check of traffic. >> first to mention path trains, normal service has resumed for commuters. a lot of closures today in the city for the u.n. general assembly. you could see different closures in midtown throughout the day. we have to look forward to the papal visit. that also means a tremendous amount of street closures. we have it all mapped out on nbcnewyork.com. on facebook at 12:30 today, i will be conducting a chat to answer all the questions that you have to help you get around over the next few days. >> a lot of questions. what about weather? >> i have it easy here actually.
a lot of sunshine today. looking good at 80 degrees this afternoon. low 60s tonight. back to 81 for the pope arriving tomorrow. about 5:00 should be in the upper 70s with a partly sunny sky. for friday and all the of the festivities, mid-70s with a partly sunny sky. by sunday, more clouds involved, which could lead to a shower. another warming trend next week. >> all right. very good. hey, the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. he's here. pope francis waking up in the u.s. for the first time this morning after being greeted by the president, the vice president and an adoring crowd at andrews air force base. he was whisked away in a tiny fiat dwarfed by the secret service vehicles surrounding him. in just a couple of hours, he'll arrive at the white house and
american public anxious to hear from him. we're joining him on his journey live from the south lawn today, wednesday, september 23rd, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is a special edition of "today," pope francis in america, with matt lauer live from the white house and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. well to a special splet edition of "today" on this very important wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer here at the white house. savannah is back at studio 1a. i have to tell you it's excited to be here. we're on the south lawn. quiet around here until 6:00 this morning and then we opened up the gates to the public and all those people who have been waiting at the ellipse overnight and they sprinted, a mad dash into this area to try to get to the front of the fencing to get
he's expected to get here at around 9:00. he'll be welcomed again by the president, along with thousands of invited guests. thousands more, by the way, just beyond the white house gates hoping to get a glimpse of the honored guest, and we expect him to speak, the pope, that is, briefly in english this morning, but his major speech will come tomorrow. that will happen on capitol hill, savannah. >> meantime, matt, as you know, he touched down in this country about 4:00 on tuesday. when he landed though, there was a slight delay. pope francis lont waiting at the top of the stairs for more than two minutes while the press pool got into place, but, matt, we know, he is hat spiritual gift of patience. >> that's for sure, and by the way, savannah, do you own stock in fiat. if not, buy it. he was all smiles as he got greeted by the first families. we had the bidens and obamas and from there he was taken away in that tiny little fiat 500 sedan.
he made his way to the apostolic nuncia church and we'll get to all of that in a moment. even as we celebration this event in the nation's capital our hearts are heavy because of sad news coming out of new york overnight. >> new york yankees legend hall of famer yogi berra has died. he was 90 years old, one of the icons of baseball, beloved for his play on the field and his energetic personality off the field. in a moment we'll remember his legendary career and yes his famous yoeg iisms. loved how "the times" put it saying he was one of baseball's great catchers and characters. >> yeah. we'll share some great stories about yogi coming up a little bit later. let us begin with the pope's first full day here in america. we've spread out all across the nation's capital and beyond to bring it to you live. let's start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. he's along what will be today's parade route just south of the white house. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is really going to be a
remarkable day as some people here have described it. it feels kind of like a pep real and kind of like a prayer gathering, a unique and historic moment, the first opportunity for so many americans to see this pope in person. this is the only place in washington where you don't need arrives. of course, pope francis has worn the world's affection had his gestures of empathy, of warmth. he has also shown multiple signs of solidarity with the suffering, and in many ways this is both a spiritual and political journey for this pope who will be hitting the centers of u.s. government, of power and of history, of course, finishing his trip in philadelphia later this week. when he arrived yesterday he was greeted at joint base andrews and what was really a remarkable moment by president obama and the first family as well as the bidens. one of only two times that the president has gone there as a show of respect to greet a foreign dignitary arriving here in this country. today pope francis will have that welcome ceremony on the south lawn.