Skip to main content

tv   Today in New York  NBC  October 22, 2015 5:00am-7:00am EDT

5:00 am
champions champions. now they wait to see who they're series. >> bruce beck is in chicago. he was in the locker room for the celebration. probably soaked with champagne. bruce, good morning. >> reporter: yes, indeed. i was sopping wet. but it was an unbelievable scene. sweep, a celebration, a trip to the fall classic. it's crazy, but it's true. the mets blitzed the cubs 4-0 to capture the nlcs, and now they're headed to their first world series in 15 years. it was lucas duda who started things off for the amazings in the firstg inning of last night's ball game with three-run hohamer. and daniel murphy sealed it, blasting a two-run shot in the eighth to set the all-time major league record with homers in six consecutive postseason games. the mets cruise 8-3 to compl whete
5:01 am
the unimaginable sweep of the cubs in the windy city. let the celebration begin. >> it's tough to describe. such a great group of guys. from the first day of spring training, some great pieces at the deadline. we're going to enjoy this one night. i think skipper said we're off tomorrow. we're going to enjoy tomorrow. then we're going to get ready for the world series. >> jeff, how proud are you of this ball club? >> i'm so proud. this is great. the fans deserve this more than anything. the fans have waited so long. for the fans to finally get this, it's terrific. >> there's one more step. that's the wortd series. how focused are you on that? >> i think we're pretty focused. >> right now? >> yeah, we're definitely focused right now, if you can't tell. >> it's sweet, isn't it? yeahe it's awes e. >> reporter: euphothria for the mets.
5:02 am
series since 1908. speaking of the fall classic, it will start on tuesday in either toronto or kansas city. right now the mets' juggernaut is rolling on. they haveetied a franchise record with five consecutive victories. michael and darlene, this ball club was 52-50 at one point this as n. no one ever expected this. and right now they cannot be stopped. at a story. and last night's celebration was one for the ages.a>> it was! bruce, i got to ask you, the mets watching the end of the alcs, who do you think they want to face, toronto or kansas city? >> r orter: i don't think it tters. then.eam is so hot right now. tha eir pitching is so good. their hitting is so clutch. daniel urphy is so on fire. i don't think it matters. i think toronto is the better ball club. a lot of people think kansas city is.
5:03 am
i think it's going to be seven-game series and the mets will get five days off and wait for one of them. truthfully, i don't think it matters who they play right now. they are a buzz saw. >> they sure are. all right, bruce. we're going to talk to you again soon. happy you're there and going to be with he this morning. >> see you, bruce. you're the best. bruce beck in chicago. upai all night. some mets fans celebrating their team's win. they opened their wallets. is is video shot overnight on long island where people rushed t to scoop up mets world series gear. kerry war -- barrett is on the east side where mets hats and shirts will be flying off the shelves shelves. >> reporter: shirt hats, baseball caps, jerseys, the whole shebang. it's a little quiet out here.
5:04 am
trickle in.core opening up at 6:00. it's been a long night. i'm going to give the mets fans a little leeway here, the fact they're not already lined up. as you mentioned, people are going to be packing this store, purchasing their mets gear. we tried to peek through the window to get a look at what they've got on sale. we have some video from yesterday after they won the nlcs. granted, they've had that cou e of years to prepare for this. i'm just saying. but the merchandise, as you mentioned, could be flying off the shelves. you've got your t-shirts, your jerseys, sweatshirts, hats. if you can think of it, they have it. of course, tuesday is the first world series game. fans have six days to prepare and to shop, and they are ready. >> that's awesome. i've been waiting 15 years for this. let's go, mets. un lievable ride. >> reporter: all right. so i've got one of the new mets hats, one of the world series hats. you can see this
5:05 am
nifty logo. unfortunately, the hat itself is a little too small for me to fit on my giant cranium. otherwise, i would have done so. in fact, i'll give you -- right, it doesn't come allalhe way down. looks a little bit ridiculous. but as soon as they unlock these doors, i'm going to go in and stock up. it will look better than this. i'll find a fanny pack to bring back for chris. >> kerry, i say with respect, that hat looks ridiculous on you. >> reporter: i know! >> all right, kerry. tho.anks so much. >> reporter: i'm doing my best to sell it though. >> thanks so much. see you in a bit. and head to nbcnewyork.com. you can go inside the locker room and get a firsthand look at the sell celebration. we're going to get kerry an adult-sized hat. >> that's what it is. it's probably a kid's hat. 5:05. time for weather and traffic. hey, chris. >> i thought she looked cute actually. >> she did. >> it was floating a little bit, but it was nice.
5:06 am
had my mets jersey on again last night. i'm not washing it. sorry. that's the way it is. in the meantime, another warm day today. starting out a little chillier in the suburbs of new jersey. up to the north, still above normal for this time of year. reac ng into the mid-70s again this afternoon. just a spotty shower possible north and west of the city. while it's 60 in the city, it's cooler in some of the suburbs. we climb from the 50s to the 60s to the 70s this afternoon. 76 the forecast high for today. cooler temperatures on the way. emily west is here with the latest as you head ut the door. >> all the subways look great this morning. no delays there for your commuter checklist. everything is on schedule. a good ride as you do head out this morning with the buses, there are a lot of detours. alternate side and meter rules in effect today. >> emily, thank you. hundreds of people are forced ut of their homes in new jersey. a g massive fire destroyed an apartment building.
5:07 am
that fire erupted late last night on gregory avenue in passaic. firefighters from across northern new jersey rushed to e scene. tracie strahan is there, and she's talked with some people who live in tha building. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. not only do passaic firefighters remain here at the scene, so, too, do passaic police officers. many of them just coming here now. from what we can see, it looks lirikes there's damage to every single apartment in this five-story building. you couldn't help but see the flames that shot out of the top of 290 gregory avenue when the fire broke out around 9:00 last night. as many as 400 people really had so scramble out of this bui ing as the flames that started near e broadway side spread across the whole structure. there are 60 apartments inside ofz this building. right now it looks like the building itself is a total loss. >> total loss. total loss. and we don't know right now how it started.
5:08 am
everything y h acquired over the years. it hasn't even hit me yet. is is my first experience. you know, post-traumatic stress, it might come later. >> reporte anr: one firefighter was injured when a piece of the ceiling fell on him. anothemer suffered burns to o neck. both injuries are said to be minor. we spoke to residents who said they usually do hear smoke alarms, but they're false alarms. many of them saying last n anight they didn't hear any smoke ulalarms. it took firefighters bang on their doors and screams from their neighbors to help them get to safety. no residents were njured in this. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. it is 5:08 now. late last night, the suspect accused of shooting and killing nypd officer randolph holder went before a judge. katherine creag is outside the station houses in east harlem
5:09 am
growing memorial has now been set up. reporter: indeed, michael. we've been watching this memorial grow. there's so much heartache here. so many people have wanted to leave flowers a d candles here. anu see how big it ase'rown to. as for the suspect, he faces several charges now, including first-degree murder. at his arraignment late last night, tyrone howard faced ndreds of erpolicemen and women in; that courtroom but also some family memberst f the office h he's accused of fatally shooting, officer holder. his accused kill ter has been described as a career criminal who should not have been on the streets, according to the police commissioner and the mayor. howard had been convict the ten times and arrested 16 times in the past he had been in what's called a diversion program to avoid jail time. regarding that, mayor de blasio said this. >> the perpetrator involved here wad s obviously a hardened, violent criminal and
5:10 am
hould not have been on the streets. >> reporter: as the case against the suspect starts to build, one police chief put it this way, that there's numerous video evidence, witnesses, physical evidence, dna evidence that investigators have been co ing through to establish a case with thte manhattan district attorney'sroffice. speaking of the da's office, the da was here, one of the many people visiting the police station here where officer holler wor d out of. we expect to see more visitors today. back to you, michael. >> kat, thanks very much. the neral arrangements for officer randolph htlder are planned for next week. the viewing is scheduled for tuesday. the funeral will be held the next day. anth wilonbe held at the community church of the nazarene. jetblue says it will offer free flights for officers who would like to attend the funeral. our coverage continues online y time. head to nbcnewyork.com to read much more about officer hold r and the suspect now charged in
5:11 am
his death. 5:10. today we could hear about plans to speed up the recall of those exploding auto air bags. ose plans will be discussed today at the meeting of the national highway safety administration. automakers could be forced to replace the takata air bags by a certain deadline. in today's cnbc money report, you can soon watch your favorite videos on youtube wisethout the annoying mmercials, but it's going to cost you. you'll have to pay a fee. youtube executives introduced the new service yesterday. it's called youtube red. it's a subscription service that cost $10 a month for the same videos you can get now, but you'll get them ad free. youtube red will also featu new features such as allowing users to download videos. then you can watch those offline. so everyone's in the streaming nthing now. >> everything is subscription. t to have a subscription for everything. my subscription is about $700 a month on i d s't kt;w what. >> in $10 increments. all right.
5:12 am
just ahead, what to enpwat today when hillary clinton answers tough questions about benghazi. and you can call it the real scare on halloween. it's going to take place, though, hundreds of thousands of miles away. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today n new york." 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 fal foliage from high above the hudson. swing a club at one of america's greatest courses... see spectacular sights
5:13 am
underground... ...or thrilling sights above it. there's so many incredible ways to experience the fun of fall in new york state. plan your trip at iloveny.com.
5:14 am
5:14 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i was surprised that we're going to hang on to nice temperatures for one more day, which is nice. >> this is three in a row. we get well into the 70s this afternoon. back into the mid and upper 70s, at that. but it's the last one. then it gets a little cooler.ou crisp typical autumn weather. the weekend shower threat, if there is any, probaeli the best chance would be the first half of the day sunday morning. school bus forecast. bus stop, not too bad. suburbs, need the jackets and sweaters there. climbing to about 71 at recess time. at dismissal time, running out the door at 76 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. really, nice weather again for why after-school activities. 50 in valley stream.
5:15 am
ow 50s doing it for long island. the city close to 60. here's the lower, chillier temperatures. cegntral new jersey and northwest new jersey, some 40s. a couple sprinkles possible out there this morngng. look at this line of showers falling apart. this is not exactly a very impressive front moving towards us in terms of producing any kind of organized rainfall. a sprinkle or two is possible. really, another beautiful day. a high temperature of 76 with a mix of clouds and sunshine. turns cooler, breezy with a clearing sky tonight. 51 in the city. 40s should do it north and west. tomorrow, big change compared to where we've been. still bright and sunny. that's the good news. temperatures in the upper 50s near 60. upper 50s on saturday. sunny start, cloudier finisr to the day. it's dryl nd nice. sunday, lits e milder with more of a southerly flow, 66. could be a couple showers, especially the first half of the day.
5:16 am
here's yorr seven-day forecast. it's a good looking one. this is the warmest one today. mid-60s with that shower threat. other round of showers perhaps by wednesday next week. almost ve17. let's find out about the commute from emily. >> the construction has cleared on the fdr, but we still have the crash causing delays. this is southbound near 96th street. two lanes are taken up. quite a few taillights getting in there. might want to go with thoee west siu.de right now instead. also dealing with this crash in yojeu ey city. truck route 1/9 northbound at sip av nue. we, hi that earlier accident on the turnpike. also, the l.i.e. accident cleared near south oyster bay road. a new one out far east in jamesport. both directions going to be shut down this. let's take a live look in queens. the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway. moving very nicely this morning. no problem there is. alternate side, meter rules in
5:17 am
effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks very much. 5:18 right now. today hillary clinton is going to take a break from the campaign trail. she's going to testify about the 2012 attack on the u.s. consulate in beng zi, libya. tracie potts is in washington with a preview. tracie, this is long awaited, and it may be long hours of testimony from mrs. clinton. >> reporter: yeahc eight hours is what we're hearing before this select committee on benghazi. this is e committee that's specially focused on what happened there. their focus today is going to be before the attack. they've got new information that the other groups did not have. about 8,000 pages of e-mails that the state department just released. not hillary clinton's e-mails. these were e-mails from ambassador chris stevens. they want to know what clinton knew or what she should have known about his request or more
5:18 am
security before this attack ever happened. they want to know why clinton wa ans pushing to go into riskier areas like this, spreading diplomacy into those areas, and were there any warning signs she should have been aware of. according to what we've been told, and she's been really holed up all week studying for this, she will push for more diplomacy in risky areas despite the concerns and will also say that congress needs to fund a training facility for diplomatic security that she had been pushing for as secretary of state. our own polls show 44% of americans aren't satisfied with her answer and more than a third, michael, think this committee has been partisan and unfair and that's what democrats and the clinton campaign had been alleging based n comments made publicly, that they're m e so going after her as opposed to trying to find out what happened in benghazi. >> and the committee members have come out saying, we're not specifically going after former secretary clinton, we're trying
5:19 am
to find the facts of what ouhappened t >> reporter: some of them have. some of the democrats on the committee are still concerned that this is, as they describe it, a political witch hunt. >> all right. it's about to start and get under way. thank you so much. 5:19 right now. happening today, new jersey's gun control bill vetoed by governor christie goes to an override vote. the bill had unanimous support in the legiglature, but after christie's veto and presidential run, gop lawmakers have backtracked. we're now getti anng new details about the new york assemblyman sheldon silver's upcoming federal corruption trial. jury selection will begin next month. e jueoe wants a large pool, about 70 prospective jurors. the judge also predicts silver's trial could go as long as six weeks. sheldon silver, albany's powerful former assembly speaker. prosecutors are alleging he took millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
5:20 am
5:20 right now. just ahead, the shortage that could change holiday plans. then, when a massive rock is going to zoom right past earth.
5:21 am
it'll be here before you know it. hello, halloween. it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. leash the power of dough. give it a pop. he it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop.
5:22 am
welcome back. for lego fans, everything is awesome, but only at the movies. turns out lots of kids may not see the building brick
5:23 am
the danish company says they're cranking out he toys as fast as possible, but they can't keep up with the demandar for now, the shortage is limited to europe. lego is keeping a close eye on its americss factory. so far, so good. >> all right. those plastic bricks. huge asteroid expected to buzz by our planet on october 31st. a rock as big as the empire state buildingo cording to experts and nasa scientists, they say they just discovered this asteroid 11 days ago, but it's going to come within 350,000 miles of earth. so chris, it sounds like we're good, but you're saying look at the angles here. >> i think they've got this trajectory down. >> you're good with that. >> or you could send bruce willis and ben affleck up there with a steven tyler sound track. love that movie. >> we're sa.e. we're going to be fine. >> what we're not safe from is michael singing.
5:24 am
always another story. all right. we're done. cloud and sun mix today. no asteroid. ju ust a stray shower. 76 degrees the expected high this afternoon. tonight it clears up. it's breezy and cooler. 51 in the city. we'll see some 40s in the suburbs. is that greatest hits cd coming out? >> he's got the lyrics all wrong, but his heart is in the right place. >> the morning commute, of course we have a little bit of problems on the fdr, which is causing delays from a rash southbound at 96th. also, a live look in connecticut. you're going to find 95 moving along okay. the queensboro bridge looks good too. coming up, i'll give you the latest with the fdr. going to be a slow go. maybe the west side. that's the bes side. >> thank you very much, emily. 5:25 right now. just ahead, world series fever about to take over the city.
5:25 am
still going an. >> reporter: two new jersey firefighters are recovering from injuring this morning following as anhi eight-alarm fire5that destroyed an entire building. i'm tracie strahan ive in passaic with a look at things now. that's coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you d keep wesching "today in new york." download the news 4 ne york app on your mobile device right now.
5:26 am
right now a tense standoff in a local courtroom. a man charged with murdering an officer faces a room filled with angry police. plus a devastating fire. hundreds of people forced out when flames destroy an apartment building. and world series bound. the mets, they're four wins away from bringing a championship to new york. "today in new york" starts now. i like looking at it like that. four wins away. good morning, everyone. thursday morning, october 22nd. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with chris cimino here with the forecast. we don't want to get ahead of ourselves, right? >> no, but wow. a sweep. that was amazing. in the meantime, a break in the action from baseball around here. not a break in the action today from the mild temperatures. still in the mid and upper 50s in the hudson valley this morning. 60 in the park. chillier out across new jersey.
5:27 am
generally between 40 and 45. you need the heavier jackets and sweaters there. you won't need them this afternoon as we claim back into the 70s. let's get over to emily west. problems out there. >> the fdr, hopefully things will start to get better now that the crash has cleared southbound by 96th street. you can see with the red shading here the delays. hopefully that will begin to get better. jersey city, this crash is still there northbound on truck route 1/9 at sip avenue. that's still blocking the right lane. we still do have some delays. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. this morning the mets are national league champions. >> and strike three called. they haven't been to the world series since 2000 and the mets are on their way back. >> and with that, the mets headed to the world series.
5:28 am
the celebration went from the field to the locker room where the champagne was flowing. everyone was in on the action. series. how focused are you on that? >> pretty focused. >> right now? >> yeah, we're definitely focused right now. >> so much fun. we're going to enjoy this one tonight. i think skipper said we're off tomorrow. we're going to enjoy tomorrow and get ready for the world series. >> just believing in ourselves and having the city believe in us. i'm at a loss for words right now. >> the mets will take on either the royals or the blue jays. alcs 3-2. the first world series game to be played at citi field will be game three, and that's going to be october 30th. >> mean while, daniel murphy named mvp of the national league championship series last night. he set a baseball postseason record with his sixth home run in as many games. inning. murphy also tying a mets record
5:29 am
for the most hits in the postseason with 16. put it in perspective, though, murphy had 14 home runs all season. he's got seven in the postseason. >> some met fans celebrated their team's win by opening their wallets. this video shot overnight on long island where people rushed out to scoop up mets world series gear. kerry barrett is on the east side right now. mets shirts and hats are going to be flying off the shelves in just a little bit. >> reporter: of course they are. yeah, darlene, we're at the sports authority here at the corner of 51st and 3rd. the store opens at 6:00. if you kind of peek through the window, they've got a lot of the mets gear right up front. in fact, these employees just kind of trickling in. they look a little tired, by the way. anyway, they've no doubt spent the last couple of hours putting out the gear that they have, putting merchandise on the shelves. they're kind of rearranging. no doubt getting ready for all the people that will open these doors come 6:00. if you check out the scene yesterday, the celebration was
5:30 am
big crowds at stores as mets gear was flying off the shelves. you've got your caps, your t-shirts. in fact, it sounds like you might be looking at some of the celebration at some of the local area bars as well. your caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts. a lot of murphy jerseys. he's kind of a big deal. second baseman, hit a home run the last few or six games. those jerseys no doubt are going to go quickly. the first world series game is tuesday. the first ever world series game at citi field will be on friday. but it is so much more than that for mets fans. this has been a long time coming. >> it means the world to us because we've been through everything with the mets. we've been through heartache. we've been through joy. we've been through everything. right now we have an opportunity to win the world series, and that's all we want. >> reporter: all right. so back here live, we were kind of expecting to see a few mets fans out here already lining up to get ready for this opening at 6:00.
5:31 am
been kind of a long night, so we're going to give them a little bit of leeway. but at 6:00, we'll go inside, we'll talk to some of the employees. hopefully we'll have some fans here as well, talk about what they expect to be the hottest selling items, let you know what you need to get here early to purchase. do you have any requests? >> i'd love a hat. a snap back, as they call it. >> reporter: e-mail me your hat size. as we know, that can be somewhat of an issue. and i'm trying to find goggles for chris. i'd like to find some of those like champagne celebration goggles if i can find one with a little mets logo. michael? >> mets caftan would be great. >> reporter: i'll see what i can do. >> that would be great. go to nbcnewyork.com to check out more.
5:32 am
>> it says the pennant will rise. 2015 national league champions. nice. congratulations. >> i bet chris would like this. >> i'll be there. who's guarding that t-shirt this morning? >> for a small fee, we might hook you up. >> i'm sure. i'll be at the store later today. i haven't had anything like that in about 15 years to wear. looking forward to it. meantime, looking forward another warm day out there. a little chilly in some of those suburbs across new jersey. for the most part, the warmest day of the week. we're talking about a spot shower and really brief in most cases north and west of the city. otherwise, 60 now. cooler in the suburbs. a mix of clouds and sun for the afternoon. a high temperature of 76 degrees. looking good. let's see if the commute is still looking good. emily west has the latest. >> it is looking better. that crash on the fdr cleared. the one on the l.i.e. cleared. commuter checklist, it looks great. not going to find any problems
5:33 am
the subways, no trouble there as well. you will find detours and delays on the new york city buses. these lines dealing with those de detours. everything else moving along fine. alternate side, meter rules are in effect. >> thank you very much, emily. hundreds of people forced out of their homes in new jersey. it was a massive fire that destroy an apartment building. this erupted late last night on gregory avenue in passaic. firefighters from across northern new jersey rushed to the scene. tracie strahan is here with the latest. >> reporter: to show you how severe this was at its height, it was an eight-alarm fire that continued to add alarm after alarm to try and get help from ten neighboring departments. in the height of this, it was so smoldering and so destructive, two firefighters were injured. the flames shot right out of the top at 290 gregory avenue around 9:00 last night.
5:34 am
as many as 400 people from the 60 apartments inside had to scramble to safety. most of the roof collapsed from this five-story brick building. a resident we ran into this morning says she had to take shelter inside of her car that was parked right across the street. says she was only able to get out because of screams from her neighbors. >> the smoke alarm didn't sound. just the people running, going crazy. so i went back in, i got my cat. you see i'm in pajamas, but i lost everything too. but not my life, so i'm blessed. >> reporter: one firefighter was injured when a piece of the ceiling from the building fell on him. another reportedly suffered burns to his neck. both of them are said to be minor injuries. let's bring you back live now to gregory avenue. we've been looking at the top floor of this building. you can see many of the windows have been shattered. most of the damage appears to be from that floor. michael, so far, the cause of this has not been released. back to you.
5:35 am
>> all right, tracie. thank you very much. late last night, the suspect accused of shooting and killing nypd officer holder faced a judge. a huge crowd was there as the well. katherine creag is outside officer holder's station house in east harlem. kat? >> reporter: and darlene, outside of this police building, it is really incredible to see. this started out with a couple bouquets of flowers, candles. now you see how it's grown. you see some of the photos of officer holder. we want to show you the arraignment that took place last night with tyrone howard, the suspect facing hundreds of policemen and women but also family members of the officer he's accused of fatally shooting. officer holder. the officer's accused killer has been described as a career criminal who should not have been on the streets according to the police commissioner and the mayor. howard had been convicted ten times and arrested 16 times in
5:36 am
the past. he'd been in what's called a diversion program to avoid jail time. as the case against the suspect starts to build, a police chief said this. >> there's numerous video evidence, witnesses, physical evidence, dna evidence that we're combing through. >> reporter: and the 30-year-old suspect has a criminal record dating back to when he was a teenager. news 4 investigated and found out while in jail this past january, he tested positive for drugs. that's when he applied for the diversion program intended for addicts. darlene, coming up in the next live report, you'll hear what the judge had to say who put him in that program in the first place. back to you. >> yeah, want to stay tuned for that. certainly listening to the judge and what he has to say. katherine creag, thank you so much. it's 5:39 right now. the community that randolph holder dedicated himself to protect is gathering to remember the fallen officer. >> we celebrate the life of
5:37 am
officer holder. residents and local leaders said prayers last night outside the east harlem station house where officer holder worked. at his family's home in far rockaway, mayor de blasio and police commissioner bratton paid their respects to holder's father. he said his son was determined to serve the community. >> he always wanted to be a policeman. that he did. he delivers duties diligently, with pride. >> a wake will be held for officer holder next tuesday in far rockaway. his funeral will be held on wednesday. and our coverage continues online. head to nbcnewyork.com to read much more about officer holder and the suspect now charged with his death. it is 5:40 right now. still to come, troubling flyers showing up on doorsteps in new jersey. plus, fallout for the student who went on a viral rant about mac and cheese. you're watching "today in new
5:38 am
it'll be here
5:39 am
before you know it. hello, halloween. it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. {k{ks7s&s&ox=&a
5:40 am
welcome back. looking at sports authority on the east side. we're going to get to our kerry barrett in a minute. she's there. employees getting ready to open up and sell that mets merchandise. we're celebrating this morning. the mets and their return to the world series. if you want to be in citi field, prepare to open your wallet. we checked stubhub overnight. standing room only tickets are selling for about $700. by comparison f the blue jays make it for the american league, the cheapest ticket to game one in toronto is less than half that at $340. >> wow. >> so it's almost better for you to buy a plane ticket and go to game in toronto. >> i just keep thinking how much money it's going to cost chris to take all of us to that first game. >> we'll eat before we get there. >> $150 gets you on my couch. there's a little corner left next to sir charles. >> love sir charles. >> i was there in '86, actually, when they won it. >> you've got to go back. >> we need you to get there. >> we'll see what we can do. in the meantime, we're looking
5:41 am
still relatively mild on a day that's going to feel more like spring again before we transition back into the fall season. right now we're holding at 60 degrees in the park. sky is mostly clear. clouds up towards the north in particular this morning. kind of similar to how the day unfolded yesterday. it was cloudier up to the north. this will be the last really warm day we have. then the cool, crisp air will move back in tomorrow and sticks around through the weekend. sunday is our next chance of seeing any shower activity. shouldn't be all that much. again, 62 is where we should be. 76 is where we plan on ending up today. a day that will feel similar to yesterday. you can see the cloud cover again primarily north of the city. this broken line of showers falling apart is the cold front itself. that's why we're not anticipating much of anything out of this system. maybe a couple sprinkles north and west of the city this morning. another batch late this afternoon. though would be about it. clouds north of the city right now will mix in with our sunshine at times.
5:42 am
kind of a mixed sky throughout. this is 1:00 in the afternoon. some dimmed sunshine. it'll get brighter in other intervals. the city might get into a light sprinkle or shower. won't last particularly long anywhere. it clears out overnight. that'll leave us with sunshine tomorrow but chillier temperatures and a northwesterly breeze. saturday starts out with sun. clouds move in, in the afternoon. you can see the showers behind me. they get in here, we think, sun morning. for today, another good one. clouds, yes, mixed with sun. i think a few more clouds than we saw yesterday. 76, maybe a spritz or sprinkle north and west. an evening spritz, that's it. then partly to clear skies overnight. upper 50s on saturday. sunny start, cloudier finish. warmer or milder, we'll call, it on sunday. we clear it on out again early next week. warmest day, today. cooler weather friday and saturday. a shower threat early sunday. another round of showers possible on wednesday. let's see if there are any
5:43 am
issues for the commute so far this morning. >> always issues. definitely one checking out in jersey city on truck route 1/9. still this crash near sip avenue. you can see the delays on the map. looks like this is the ride coming towards us. those are the delays. that's going to be your northbound ride right near sip avenue. that right lane is blocked. once you get around it, you're okay. still some road work on 17 both ways between century road and midland avenue. give that a few more moments, and it should be wrapping up soon. also dealing with a new problem. disabled on the l.i.e. westbound near queens boulevard with backup past the l.i.e. that's going to be causing slowdowns in the center lane. out east on the north fork of long island, we have this closure on 25. that's each way between manor lane and herricks lane. then construction causing some big delays. that's starting around the connecticut border on 95 southbound. that goes down to playland
5:44 am
it's going to be a heavy go trying to get into westchester county from connecticut this morning. alternate side, meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much. secretary of state john kerry is meeting in germany with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. going into that session, kerry said he wants to help ease the violence that's been gripping the middle east. this morning there was more trouble around jerusalem. two palestinians shot by police, accused of stabbing an israeli man. secretary kerry is going to speak with palestinian leaders coming up this weekend. vice president joe biden is finally end the will he/won't he run for president guessing game. on wednesday, biden bowed out of contention. he admits he's out of time to mount a successful bid. biden says he won't be silent though. he does intend to speak out on campaign issues from the sidelines. five more men will be charged today in the death of a
5:45 am
baruch student. deng died two years ago while allegedly being abused by fraternity members in a rented home in the poconos. the fraternity itself also facing a murder charge. 5:48 right now. police releasing video of the men whop they say pulled off two armed robberies in brooklyn. police say the two men stormed into a dell i on jerome avenue in east new york on sunday. the men allegedly stole jewelry from one of the workers and took off with a thousand dollars cash. police say they robbed money from a 99 cent store on sunday. some troubling flyers are turning up on doorsteps in new jersey. lyndhurst residents say somebody is leaving recruitment letters for ku clux klux klan. they advertise a website and list a phone number. the naacp slammed those letters, calling them domestic terrorism. lamar odom and khloe
5:46 am
kardashian will be staying together for now. a los angeles judge granted a petition filed by kardashian to dismiss their divorce case. odom is now roring at sedars sinai hospital. last week he was found unconscious in a nevada brothel with a mix of drugs in his system. khloe has been by his side since. odom's condition is improving, but there are no plans for his release. and the long island teenager who went on a drunken rant about bacon mac and cheese is now banned from the university of connecticut. luke gatti got caught on camera berating and attacking uconn food service workers after they refused to serve him earlier this month. uconn officials say he's no longer enrolled at the school. it's not clear, though, if he was expelled or whether he left on his own. giants tight end daniel fells is back home following a mrsa scare. >> daddy! >> hey, my guy, how are you doing?
5:47 am
he was released from hackensack university hospital after three weeks. he'd undergone seven surgeries to take care of the possible deadly staph infection. there had been concerns that his foot would need to be amputated. no word on when fells will be back with the team. what a sweet video. shows how happy his kids are to see him. and we're happy he's up and around. >> absolutely. ahead this morning, the diet that's being called a brain booster. plus, almost three years later and we're still feeling sandy's effects. the next major project about to get under way. and don't forget to follow us on facebook and twitter. you're watching "today in new
5:48 am
women: (gasping) ( ) whoa, selfies? really? well, i guess that' s one way to check out the new civic. just don' t forget the hashtags, all right? #horsepower. #rearview camera. #rock on. #loving it. (camera shutter clicking) can i help you. it' s perfect. we' ll take it. #i can' t stand hashtags anymore. rr check out this great lease deal
5:49 am
on a 2015 honda civic.
5:50 am
back now on this thursday morning. in news for your health, watching what you eat now could have a big effect on your brain as you get older. researchers from columbia university questioned several hundred people, all over the age of 80, about their eating habits. they found those who regularly ate fish, nuts, vegetables, healthy fats had a larger brain volume. experts say that suggests the mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of your brain shrinking and dementia. so fascinating to see how your
5:51 am
i remember reading in "the times," a very small community in greece, people were living to 95, 100 years old. it was a lot of -- >> the blue zone. is that what they talk about? how they live longer. >> exactly. yeah, they do with that healthy kind of food. you eat nothing but flaxseed and pine nuts. >> oh, stop it. it's not that bad. >> i'm 106 right now. and i feel every bit of it, as a matter of fact. but anyway, let's move to the weather this morning, which is again much milder than it should be for this time of the year. the weather has been having its fruit and nuts. 76 degrees the forecast high with a mix of sun and clouds. maybe a sprinkle north and west. the transition starts tonight. 50s in the city. 50s to near 60 tomorrow. no more 70s. but nice weather as we go on. nice, late october weather. >> very nice. world series time. what's going on, emily?
5:52 am
so do the trains. not going to find any delays right now. taking a ride on the staten island expressway, it looks pretty nice. you can see here at bradley avenue, no delays there. should have a pretty good go whichever direction you're taking. >> already, emily. thank you. 5:56 right now. the main entrance to the south ferry subway station is shutting down for nine months for construction. the mta is rebuilding the entrance that was destroyed by superstorm sandy in 2012. that includes replacing damaged equipment in the entrance for the 1 and r train complex. the station and the trains will remain operational from alternative entrances. the main entrance will be closed from november 2nd to august 12th. there's some good news for those who oppose the construction of a tower in new jersey. state appeals court rejected a town's zoning decision to allow lg electronics to build a
5:53 am
cliff. lg could move forward with the plans if it gets approval, but it would be for a shorter tower. 5:56. coming up next, the mets sweep their way to the world series. we'll show you all the locker room celebrations and mets fans as well, how they're celebrating this morning. and also at 6:00 a.m., service. why the online video site wants you to start paying them $10 a month. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
5:54 am
they haven't been to the world series since 2000, and the mets are on their way back. >> a dream come true for mets fans as the amazings sweep the cubs and head to the world series. also ahead this morning, a massive fire leaves hundreds of people homeless in new jersey. we're live as investigators are
5:55 am
sparked these flames. plus, we're learning new details about the man accused of gunning down an nypd officer. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's thursday morning. it is october 22nd. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. we want to check in with storm team 4's chris cimino, find out how this thursday has been. we're getting spoiled temperature-wise. >> we talked about the middle of this week would be the nicest in terms of temperatures. we're seeing that again this morning. city stild l holding on to 60. 50s through the hudson valley this morning. that's a good starting point to head back into the 70s this afternoon. a e high of 76 degrees. there's changes in the works. let's see if the commute is changing. >> always changing. we have a new crash. this is on the throughway southbound around the yonkers toll. you'll find this accident there.
5:56 am
let's take a live look at the e this morning. we still have that construction. the off-ramp is closed at the brooklyn bridge. the manhattan bound ride has cleared. they had construction. should be a good ride. thank you very much, emily. it's 6:00 a.m. right now. it is an amazing morning for mets fans. the team heading back to the woatrld series for the first time in 15 years. bruce beck was there late last night as the champagne bottles opened. he's there this morning. bruce, have you dried off yet?es>> reporter: i have dried off, but i haven't slept. all h wl the mets. they swept away the cubs. they captured the nlcs. they're on their way to the worldlseries. and they turn chicago into their own personal playground. on the field last night in game four of the nlcs, it was the
5:57 am
thude nlcs mvp blasted a homer for the si xth straight game, a new major league postseason record. on the field after the game, it was a wild scene with manager terry collins spraying the fans with champagne. willmer flores waving to the crowd among thound rous applause. oh, didty mention those die-hard new york mets fans who stuck around to bask in the glory with the team. >> what is it like to be here tonight? >> unbelievable! >> i've been up for 36 hours. i drove all the way from long island.ei worked. i found out the mets won and came right here. >>ou what is it about this ball club? they're just unbelievable. just unbelievable. >> so excited. i'm so excited. i mean, you see it on tv. you dream about it. but now you're going, and you
5:58 am
>> it was a night where you were in tears. now there's tears of joy. ho w special is go? >> this is amazing. i believe everything happens for a reason. this is the reason. >>treporter: the mets get five days off before they start the fall classic in either kansas city or toronto. they're going to need it after that champagne celebration. even though they're 7-2 thus far in the postseason. they know they have one more mountain to clim pb. darlene and michael, how's chris cimino handling all this? he's waited years for this type of celebration. what a great story. the mets are on their way to the fa tll classic. >> can we bring him in? chris, are you there? >> i'm passed out on the floor. i'm not believing reality. bruce, you were there. it really happened, right? >> reporter: it is real. and the celebration was
5:59 am
unbelievable. there was sam pain flowing. it was great to be a part of it. it's been so many years in the king. 15 since their last trip to the world series. bruce beck in chicago. lots of energy for a man who has not slept in two days. >> that guy drove 36 hours from long island. he drove bruce there. thanks so much. the fans here in town already stocking up on world series gear. kerry barrett is on the east side where one sports store opened just moments ago. she's got the hat that fits. you look adorable. hey, kerry. >> reporter: success. and it has sequins. thank you very much. one for you too, darlene. althl the gear is out. we already have some fans. we're going to talk to them momentarily. first i want to tell you what the big sellers are going to be. we've got the pennant t-shirts. these guy thats are ruining the hard work these employees have
6:00 am
getting this gear hats, caps, obviously going to be a huge seller. they also mentioned the hoodies. these are going to be the number one seller. come out, get them early. as you can see, these guys actually saw us here at 5:00 and y5:30 and said, i'm a mets fan, i need to get down there and start purchasing my gear. we have these two lovely young men. we have chris and kevin. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: you said you're not necessarily the hugest mets fan, but you're on board now that ey're headed to the world series. >> that's totally true. and i'm so happy for the mets. they did such a great job last night. i was kind of ipspired by them. i'm a san francisco giants fan. >> reporter: boo, hiss. >> i know, right. we have a lot of affection for mets fans. it's really cool they're going to the world series. we're big supporters of them. so i saw your b adcast earlier and decided to come out and get some mets gear t help support the team. >> reporter: we're so glad you're here.
6:01 am
>> i'm going to definitely get this hatd here. i'm in the mood to sing a song. >> reporter: they're going to sing a song for us. this is pg, okay. take it away. meet the mets meet the mets step right up and meet the mets the m pets are really sucking that ball hitting those home runs over the wall east side, west side, everybody's coming down to meet the m-e-t-s mets of new york town >> repor pter: thehay've got some pipes on them. thank you, guys. en a couple otour fans trick in as these guys were singing. i'm sure it's going to be a packed house. the mch the merchandise flying off the shelves. >> she gave us so much already.
6:02 am
how great was that? >> to see more of the locker room celebrations, just head to our website, nbcnewyork.com. or download the news 4 new york app. that was amazing. the whole song. >> he ins the real deal. 's probably got his union ca prd.adwhat do we have going on today? a chilly morning at some of the suburbs. starting out nice in the city around 60.eit's the last real warm day of e week. as we head back into the mid-70s this afternoon, could be a sprinkle in a cou e locations north and west orithe city. everybody runs the risk by the evening hours. follr the most part, nothing heavy. just brief in nature. 76 the high. cooler temperatures head our way for the end of the week. we'll talk about that in a bit. let's talk commute. >> subways look great. trains doing okay. all are running on schedule right now.
6:03 am
delays. take a peek. alternate side, meter rules in effect. coming up on the 4s, an update on a couple crashes in new jersey. 6:07. right now, hundreds of passaic residents ar homeless. tracie strahan is heju with mopre. >> reporter: darlene, even though this started just before 9:00 last night, this fire here on h gregory avenue was only br ght under control a couple hours ago. this morning we've learned that it did injure two firefighters. we have cell phone video of the flames shooting out of the top of this five-story building when it erupted around 9:00 last night. it was an eight-alarm fire because they needed aid from ar least ten different fire departments in this area. as many as 400 people from 60 apartments here had to get themselves to safety when the fire started near the broadway side and spread across the entire structure.
6:04 am
>> total loss. and we don't know right now how it started. but it's a shame toplose everything that you acquired over the years. it hasn't even hit me yet. this is my first experience. you know, post-traumatic stress. it might come later. >> reporter: one firefighter was injured when a piece of the ceiling from the building fell on top of him. another reportedly suffered burns to his neck. boalth injuries, believe it or not, are said to be minor p spite how devastating this fire was. again, residents say they usually hear smoke alarms in this building, but they're usually false alarms, the type of thing that shuts down the elevator. last night many of them said they didn't hear anything. back to you,ldarlene. >> all right.ri tracie strahan, thank you. it is 6:09 now. the man accused of murdering nypd officer randolph holder faced a sea of blue as he answered to a judge late last night. katherine creag is in east harlem where a memorial to the fallen officers is growing by
6:05 am
the hour. even growing in these early morning hours. >> reporter: indeed, michael. you have this memorial out here. flowers and candles. there have been so many people dropping off coffee and food inside the station house for the officers who are grieving. the suspect in this accused killing, e's facing a number of charges, including first-degree murder. cameras were allowed in the courtroom at his arraignment last night. there were hundreds of policemen and women there and also family members of the officer he's acl cused of fatally shooting. officer randolph holder's accused killer has been described as a career criminal who should not have been on the streets. howard had p been convicted ten times and arrested 16 times in the past. earlier this year after an arwirest for.selling crack cocaine, a judge allowed him to enter a drug diversion program to avoid jail. as for police commissioner bratton, he criticized that lenient move.
6:06 am
of officer holder as he made remarks at the police academy. >> when i look at his life, a life sacrificed in service to the people o this great city, i see an unwavering dedication to his community. >> reporter: and the judge who made the decision to put the suspect in that program made a statement saying the public has a judiciary that is independent and is supposed to make correct decisions, and i believe i made one here. and michael, judge mclaughlin also told reporters he was not given information on howard's violent past. the manhattan district attorney, it's impthtant to point out, actually suggested that howard be in jail for at least seven years based on that arrest back in january. back to you, michae >> kat, thanks very much. stay with news 4 new york for continuing coverage of the investigation. yoppu an find updates any time at nbcnewyork.com. all right. 6:11. coming up next, taking the stand. hillary clin n set to answer tough questions today on capitol hill. and we're going to have
6:07 am
ather and traffic on the 4s coming up as well.
6:08 am
>>t > welcome back. 6:14. it is 60 degrees on this met monday. it's not met monday. it's met thursday. >> that was a weird "back to the future" statement to make. >> i apologize. i'm so happy for the mets though. >> terrific met thursday. let's leave it at that. beautiful morning out there. nice and quiet. mild again. starting out near 60. those sleepy met fans have another warm day to step into. 're heading back into the 70s this afternoon. it's the last one for a while. the chillier breeze moves on in later tonight. cool weather for friday and into the weekend. maybe a couple showers first part of the day on sund .
6:09 am
no big storms on the horizon. bus stop forecast, 50s to near 60 this morning. recess, a mild 71 degrees. dismissal time, about 76 degrees. beautiful late afternoon. any post-schoo activities, looking good. and partly cloudy skies. it's 44 in stanford right mow. 46 in fairfield. the burbs a little cooler. the city the milder spot holding on to 60 right now. front approaching us, but the rain associated with it is really falling apart. just a few sprinkles over the poconos, into the catskillens. that will dissipate. there will be some clouds we ve to deal with. 're in and out of cloud cover today. sunny intervals as well. another nice day at 76 degrees. cooler, breezy, clearing tonight. 51 in the city, 40s in the suburbs. tomorrow, a bright sunny day. nice deep blue sky. much cooler and chillier than it's been at 59 degrees. there's a significant change in the temperature at least. upper 50s on saturday. it starts out sunny, ends p cloudier.
6:10 am
we look for a couple showers, we think, the irst part of the day on sunday. that front whips on through. it should partially clear in the afternoon. a high temperature of 66. that's going to set the stage for a quiet start to next week. monday, sunny and 60. close to to that again on tuesday. another round of more significant showers perhaps by wednesday of next week. 6:17 straight up. here's emily west with the commute. >> we had a crash here earlier this morning. now one again. on long island, the l.i.e. westbound near south oyster bay road. a lane is taken up. it's going to be a busy ride. in toward exit 43 it's going to be a slow go. in queens it is slow from clear view into queens boulevard. that's going to be in the center lane. in new jersey, 78 eastbound, the rampb to exit 58 to route 1-9, we have a disabled bus that's partially taking up a lane. also, route 1 northbound at livingston avenue, a couple
6:11 am
that's from a crash. 287 northbound, it was a disabled and now a crash. that's exit 17. the left lane is taken up here. then in westchester county, also dealing with an accident on the throughway southbound near the yonkers tolls. also, alternate side and meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:18 now. to breaking news. thpis coming from sweden. four students and one adult injured by a masked man with a sword at a school in the western part of that country.ipolice say the man behind the attack at the school had been shot. they do not immediately have information on the victims or any reasons for this attack. oday wnare expecting hillary clinton to be grilled for eight hours or so about the evheents in benghazi, libya. she's making her long-awaited appearance before a house select committee, and it could be pivotal in her presidential campaign. laifwmakers will explore clinton's
6:12 am
handling of the attack that lended with the deaths of four americans, including an ambassador. hillary clinton's campaign could get a bump in the polls now that an important name is out of presidential contentipn. on wednesday, vice presidenjoe den announced he will not run. he admits he's out of time to mounted a successfubbid. biden cautioned fellow democrats to embrace president obama's record and to run on it. right now, secretary of state john kerry is holding high-stakes diplomatic talks in berlin. he's meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. kerry says he wants to help end the series of attacks in the mid middle east. this morning, more violence. two palestinians were shot by israeli police and accused of stabbing a jewish man. kerry will speak with palestinian lea pders this weekend. happening today, new jersey's gun control bill vetoed by governor chris christie goes an override vote. now, that bill had unanimous support in the legislature when it was first introduced.
6:13 am
veto and subsequent presidential run, gop lawmakers there have backtrack backtracked. the bill calls for law enforcement to be notified when someone seeks to have mental health records erased in order to purchase a gun. 6:19. . coming up, woulgd you pay for youtube? how the online video site hopes
6:14 am
if you look closely, you can see the exact second, wh curiosity becomes wonder, when winter becomes christmas, and joy becomes a tradition. a moment that can only happen... ...here. the o dio city christmas spectacular presented by chase. you bring the family, we bring the joy. vi t radiocitychristmas.com
6:15 am
i'm bobby flay and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. come fall, i like to get a
6:16 am
has to offer. like this famous winery nestled in the hudson valley. or the award-winning vineyards of long island. this coopers.own brewery be anlongs in every beer lover's hall of fame. you can even try new york's exceptional cider and spirits. this fall, drink in the beauty of new york state. plan your trip at iloveny.com.
6:17 am
in today's cnbc money report, you can soon watch your favorite videos on youtube without those commercials. it'll cost you a fee though, of course. youtube executives introduced a new service yesterday called youtube red. it is a subscription service at will cost $10 a month for the same videos ad free. youtube red will also offer new features, such as allowing use h to download video to watch offline.pa lot of subscription stuff. there's pandora and all these other services. i think i have the commercial free. i just know i'm paying for a lot of things. >> there you go. >> i don't know what's going on. some people really get annoyed by those commercials. >> well, it's got to be paid for somewhere along the line. meantime, we don't have to pay for this. free. no real commercials for this weather. it's the real thing.
6:18 am
it's warm, 76 degrees this afternoon. mix of sun and clouds. tonight clears up, turns brisk, and a little chillier. fairly cool pattern shaping up as ww head into the start of the weekend. cool in the sense of really just seasonable. just that we forgot that over the last few days. >> emily, what's happening? >> a lot of slowdowns on the roadways. let's take a live look at the belt parkway near jfk where it is busy. you can see that westbound ride on the right. a lot of taillights there. also, a look at the george washington bridge this morning, where it's getting to be about 15 to 20 minutes. 20 at the lincoln. 10 to 15 at the holland. starting to get to that point of the morning where everyone is getting out there. >> emily, thank you. coming up next, an update on that massive fire in new jersey. >> reporter: crews are still on the scene of that eight-alarm fire tere on gregory avenue that has residents questioning if smoke alarms were actually working. i'm tracie strahan live in
6:19 am
pennsylvania say ic -o passaic with the details. and how the amazings celebrated their big win. >>on if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. doo wnload the news 4 new york app
6:20 am
hey, new york, we're going to the world series! it's about time. >> terry collins there. an amazing morning as the mets sweep their way to the world series. a massive fire leaves hundreds of people homeless in new jersey. now there are new questions over the fire alarm system. and we're also learning new details about the man accused of gunning down an nypd officer. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. it is 6:30 a.m. on this thursday, october 22nd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the weather. >> good morning. temperatures in the suburbs a little chillier. they're in the 40s. that's typical this time of year. city still the mild spot at 60. a lot of 50s through the hudson
6:21 am
a mix of clouds and sun today. pretty similar feel to what we had yesterday. forecasting a high of 76. nothing more than a stray shower later on in the day. almost 6:30. let's find out about the commute from emily. >> on long island, here's where it's busy. the l.i.e. westbound near south oyster bay road, there is a crash. this is the backup. it's going to be heavy getting there. once around it, going to be slow right around glen cove road. route 1 northbound at livingston avenue, overturned vehicle here. two lanes blocked. big delays. more weather and traffic coming up. 30u6 6:30 this morning. mets fans celebrating their team's first trip to the world series in 15 years. >> the amazings are national league champs. >> and strike three called. they haven't been to the world
6:22 am
are on their way back. >> they certainly are. with that, the celebrations got under way. they went from the field into the locker room. the champagne flowing freely. there was not a dry met in the howeuse. >> unbelievable. dream come true. pop a ther one as we speak. >> it's unbelievable. unbelievable year. i can't say enough about my teammates. they've done a great job. i'm just happy to be a part of this team. >> the mets are going to take on either the royals or the blue j gays. right now the royals lead the alcs 3-2. as we get live pictures there from chopper 4 of citi field. first game going to be played at citi field october 30th for game thre >> live pictures now from citi field. the team is scheduled to return there this afternoon. mets fans hoping to score tickets to the world series better be ready to open their wallets. according to the site seat geek, the aerage price fore t'vket
6:23 am
the first at citi field, is just under $1,000. we checked stubhub overnight. standing room only tickets selling for about $650. >> okay. if you want to just score some world series gear, that'sumuch more affordable. you may want to it the stores early as possible. >> kerry barrett is on the east side. that store opened early this morning. hey, kerry. >> we reporter: hey, guys. yeah, we're at the sports authority at the corner of 51st and 3rd. there was a rush of customers when the store first opened at 6:00. i have a feeling that most of them are still up from the night before. i won't tell you why i think that, but i do. it's a little bit slow right now. we imagine that fans will begin to trickle in as the morning gets going. it was a really late game last night. we're giving them a little leeway.tfortunately, or hopefully, i guess i should sa ory, we're going to get used t this song, right. do you love it? the gear they have for sale here, you've got your standard
6:24 am
of wrights, a lot of daniel murphy jerseys. you have your pennant t-shirts. the pennant will rise. of course you have yenour seball caps and all that good stuff. the fans have been waiting so ng for a moment like this. 15 years since they were last in as position. this merchandise is going to be flying off the shelves, obviously. they've got six days to prepare before the first game. but the buildup, his whole thing has been so long in the making. mets fans are so excited that their moment is finally here. >> tfat's awesome. been waiting 15 years for this. let's go. unbelievable ride. >>if reporter: all right. so if we can come back out heren ve, i know you're looking at a little bit of the celebration, but of course it's all over papers this morning. this is the front page of "the post." wo arld class, daniel broom,
6:25 am
talking about daniel murphy. i told you i was going to ok foanr merchandise for you. i was specifically looking for goggles and a fanny pack for chris. but here's what i found. i found some beads. even more importantly and more co , i found tattoos. we already know that chris has a bunch of tattoo mets tattoos, places that are etter left unknown. nonetheless, i'm going to bring a few of these back and we can paste them on later today. i'm wporking on your hats. >> i propose a tattoo party, kerry. are you in? >> reporter: it's a good time. >> thanks, kerry. 6:34. to see more of the locker room celebrations and a mets photo gal gallery, head to nbcnewyork.com. >> all right. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. i must say that both darlene and kerry have an excellent idea. when can we do the weatherman ha ttoo party? >> i'm all for it. as long as they're washable, right? >> oh, sure. >> i know a few guys iing bring in.
6:26 am
they're professionals. >> kerry seemed to profess something about me i didn't know. that's interesting. i would have preferred the ggles though. webe're in the 50s in and around the city right now. there's low to mid 50s up through the hudson valley. a fair amount of cloud cover up there. clouds mixed with beunshine this afternoon. another warm day at 76. there could be a brief passing sprinkle or light shower, especially north and west of the city early and againorate in the day. tonight, 51, breezy, cooler with 40s in the suburbs. your seven-day forecast and the weekend coming up.pright now, a look at commute with emily. >> the commuter rails look great. no delays here. if you plan on taking any hudson river crossings, especially the lincoln, let's take a live look. about a half hour here at the ncoln. 20be minutes at the george. 20 as well at the holland. a slow go around the helix. alternate side and meter rules in effect. more weather aa: traffic coming up. >> thank you very much
6:27 am
riout now, hundreds of people in passaic, new jersey, are homeless. their homes were destroyed in a massive eight-alarm fire. tracie strahan is there. >> reporter: chael, we're talking about 400 people displaced from this eight-alarm fire that was only brought under control early this morning. there were 60 apartments here that all suffered some sort of damage. the flames from this cou-- be seen all the around t jehis area. the fire could be shooting out of the top of 290 gregory ave denue around 9:00 last night. you can see it from that cell phone video. people inside had to scramble out of the five-story brick building as the flames had arted near the broadway side and spread across the entire structure. we've learned that two firefighters suffered minor injuries as a result of this. parts of the roof collapsed. this morning, even though many were placed in a school nearby by the red cross, we ran into a woman who was inside of her car. she said she was only able to get herself to safety because of scre,ms from her neighbors.
6:28 am
>> the smoke alarm didn't sound. just the people running, going crazy. so i went back in, i got my cat. as you see, i'm in pajamas, but i lost everything too. but not my life, so i'm blessed. >> reporter: one firefighter was injured when a piece of the ceiling from the building fell on him. another reportedly suffered burns to is neck. both injuries are said to be mingnor. but let's br: ing you, however, back live to gregory avenue as we look at the top floor of this building. you can see straight through, especially as the sun starts to rise here. parts of the roof collapsed. as we've been saying all morning, many of the residents said they know they've heard smoke alarms in this building before, but usually for false alarms, e type of thing that stops the elevator and makes the firefighters come out for no reason. last night, however, many said they didn't hear anything. back to you. >> tryin gto figure out whether they did go off or not. tr pracie, thanks so much. a makeshift memorial for a slain nypd officer is growing this morning as we learn more about the man accused in that
6:29 am
officer's murder. katherine creag is in east harlem with that. kat? >> reporter: darlene, there's been an outpouring of grief here at the police station house where officer holder worked out of. you see these candles here. the flowers. there have been notes of sympathy, saying they are heart bloken about his death. the suspect in the killing, he face aa number of charges, including first-degree murder. he also faced hundreds of policemen and women at his arraignment late last night. also some family members of the officer he's accused of fatally sh" ooting, officer randolph holder. his accused killer has been described as a career criminal who should not have been on the streets, according to the police mmissioner and mayor de blasio. howard had been convicted ten times and arrested 16 times. he had been in what's called a drug diversion program to avoid jail time after an arr est earlier this year for selling crack-cocaine. regarding that, mayor de blasio sariid this.ma>> the perpetrator involved here
6:30 am
was obviously hardened, violent criminal and should not have been on the streets. >> reporr: and the 30-year-old suspect has a criminal record ardating back to when he was a teenager. news 4 investigated and found out while in jail this past january, he tested positn'e for drugs and that's when he applied for the diversion program intended forred a dik inpend ed for addicts. he was supposed to be in that diversion program but never showed up. back to you, darlene. >> thank you, katherine. a viewing is planned today for officer holder. his funeral will be held the next day. both will be held at the community church o --the nazarene in far rockaway. jetblue says it will offer free flights for police officers who want to attend. stay with news 4 new york for continuing coverage of the investigation. you can find updates any time at nbcnewyork.com and the nbc 4 new york app. right now we're coming up on 6:40.
6:31 am
up next, a commuter alert. 'll tell you about some big changes coming to a major subway hub, and they are scheduled to last for months. plus, your weather and
6:32 am
why let someone else have all the fun? the sometimes haphazard, never boring fun. the why can't it smell like this all the time fun. the learning the virtue of sharing fun. why let someone else have all the fun? at's no fun. unleash the power of dough.
6:33 am
it live view there from the top of the rock. 6:43 on this thursday. don't be alarms, but a huge asteroid is expected to buzz by our planet on october 13st. it's as big as the empire state building. nasa scienlasts say they just discovered it about 11 days ago. it will come within 350,000 miles of earth. >> if you don't know any better,
6:34 am
that seems far. if space miles, it's close enough to pay attention to. >> relatively speaking. there's a lot of space in space. >>"k i've heard. >> 350,000 miles, that's nothing. like going around the corner. for us, if you're going around the corner, probably won't need the sweaters or jackets by the afternoon. you will this morning with temperatures in the 40s and 50s most locations. warm spot is the city at 60. sky is mostly clear. weather headlines, last really warm day to enjoy. we're in the 70s this afternoon before we get that transition to the crisp and cool air. it arrives tomorrow and with us through the weekend. could be a couple showers first part of the day on supay. normal high is 62. we're well above average a in tostday at 76. that's where we we yesterday afternoon. 76 was the high. pretty much repeat performance. 59 this hour in chelsea. city island as well. hoboken coming in at 54. a lot of 40s throughout new jersey. along the shore, long branch at 52. across the island, a lot of 50s. westhampton down to 44 degrees with a mainly clear sky.
6:35 am
the cloud cover you canpsee drdoaped from the city on north as this front tries to slide on through. any shower activity associated with it is just falling apart here. there may be a couple light sprinkles around north and west of the city early on. another round perhaps later this afteenoon. there you see 2:00 in the afternoon. any showers or sprinkles way to the north. kind of a mix of clouds and sun over the area. another scattered shower possible during the evening hours. the front finally sweeps on through from the nor and west. go back to the clear sky. lots of sunshine tomorrow. real a deep blue sky, bri tt and sunny. temperatures will be chillier. warm day, one last day, at 76 with a partly cloudy sky. watch for a sprinkle or shower in the evening hours. 51 the low with cle ing overnight. 40s in many of the suburbs. weekend starts out dry. ouds build later in the afternoon. not a bad day with a high temperature of 58 degrees. it will feel like autumn. 66 on sunday. a little milder, but there could be a couple showers around early in the day. the seven-day forecast.
6:36 am
warmest day today, upper 50s after that. mid-60s sunday with that shower threat. pretty good fo r monday and tuesday. y before more rain arrives wednesday with a high of 61. almost 6:46. emily west with the update on the commute. >> a busy ride. a new problem with the george washington bridge. let's take a live look, where you're going to find a disabled tractor trailer heading outbound. you can see the left of your thscreen, thtte's a tractor trailer stuck in that center lane. outbound, it's going to be a slow go. inbound upper level, you're looking at 20 minutes. the lincoln is about a half hour. 20 minutes a gwell at the holland. that disabled outboupd at the upper level george sy ll going to cause big problems. also, we have other trouble. you're going to find bronx river parkway southbound disabled here near 177th street. the cross bronx delays westbound go into 3rd avenue. long island expressway westbound we have this crash at exit 43. a lot of backup. if you can do the northern
6:37 am
on the taconic in westchester co yunty southbound by rutte 134, aig crash off to the side. still heavy delays on the taconic this morngeg. ina: new jersey, still this crash on route 1 northbound at livingston avenie. two lanes are blocked. trains look great. alternate side is in effect. back to you. ge all right. thank you very much. lamar odom and clee wee kardashian have decided to forego a divorce and try to work things out. a los angeles judge granted a me tition filed by kardashian to dismiss the case. odom was found last week understand unconscious in a nevada brothel with a mix of zrug drugs in his system. khloe has been by his side ever since. in new jersey, some disturbing fliers are popping up on the doorsteps of several homes. residents say somebody's leaving recruitment letters for the ku klux k din.
6:38 am
st a north carolina phone number. bergen county naacp slammed those letters, calling them domestic terrorism. the teenager who went on that drunken rant about bay by y -- bacon mac and cheese is now no longer a student. uconn officials say he's no longer enrolled at the school. it's not clear if gatti was expelled or left on his own. the main entrance to the south ferry subway station is shutting ing ting down for nine months for construction. the mta is rebuilding the entrance that was destroyed by superstorm sandy in 2012. that includes replacing damaged equipment for the 1 and r complex. the trains will remain operational from alternative entrances. the main entrance will be closed fratom november 2nd to august 12th. 6:hl 48 now. a new face is about to be on
6:39 am
"sesame street." wh the new addition marks a first for this franchise. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
6:40 am
welcome back. 60 degrees looking at times square on this thursday morning. ll, there's a new girl on the block at "sesame street." >> and she brings a message of inclusiveness. she's the first mup et with autism. the goal is to show children that some of their young friends may act a little differently at times. it's part of a campaign called see amazing in all children. apps. really an interesting of everything. >> absolutely. esame street" is a aays in the
6:41 am
forefront. 6:52. the "today" show coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with mt and savannah, see what's ahead. good morning. >> darlene, michael, good to see you both. coming up, a high-stakes showdown on capitol hill. hillary clinton goes before congress to face new questions over that deadly attack on americans in benghazi. we'll be there live. plus, delivery overload as more and more people are doing their shopping online, some landlords now refusing to deal with the growing number of ckages being delivered.hwhat can you do? we will tell you. and parents, listen up. if you've got children of any e and they do not sleep through the night, our expert will tell you how to get them back in bed and back to sleep. these are sleep solutions for the entire family. >> i'm bringing my note pad. we have all that and a special announcement from simon cowell, guys, when we get started on a moursday morning. back to you. >> savannah, do you have to drive vale around the ity in a car to get her to sleep? >> i just take her on the subway. it's new york. >> there you go. you're a real new yorker. by thckway, have you doused
6:42 am
chris cimino with champagne yet this morning? >> he's just out of his mind. >> he's a eife-long met fan. >> so happy for him. >> long-suffering met fan. >> congratulations. good luck. >> thanks a lot. we're going to check in with emiland get an update on the morning commute.
6:43 am
6:56 right now. a makeshift memorial for a slain nypd officer is growing in east harlem.
6:44 am
>> katherine creag is there. omkat? >> reporter: and darlene and michael, so many people are grief stricken over the loss of of.ficer holder. you see how many people here have left candles and flowers at this police station house officer holder worked out of. at the arraignment for the accused killer, he faced hundreds of policemen and jemen. tyrone howard now faces a number of charges, including first-degree murder. also in that courtroom, family members of officer holder. the officer's family oas questions, and so do elected leaders as to why the suspect was allowed to be out on the streets. he had been arrested earlier this year and entered into a drug diversion program. back to you, darlene and michael. >> thank you very much, kat. now to tracie s ahan in passaic, where a massive fire has left hundreds of people homeless. tracie? >> reporter: this building is thought to be a total loss following that eight-alarm fire that was only brought under control early this morning. flames can be seen shooting out the top of the 290 gregory avenue just before 9:00 last night.
6:45 am
it's a five-story brick structure with about 60 apartments inside. all 400 residents scrambled to get themselves to safety. two firefighters suffered minor injuries, one when a piece of the ceiling from the building fell on him. another reportedly suffered burns to his neck. again, both of those injuries said to be minor. residents were not injured in all of this, however they do quorestion if smoke alarms were functioning at the time. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thanks very much. mets and fans are celebrating the team's first trip to the world series if 15 years. the celebrations quickly go from the field to the locker room in chicago. the mets sweeping the cubs 4-0 in the nlcs. game one tuesday either in toronto or in kansas city. game three will be the first out at citi field. right now the cheapest tickets on stubhub, standing room only, $650. >> is that all? all right. well, it didn't take long for fans to get their new gear. world series hats, t-shirts, and
6:46 am
sweatshirts went on sale immediately after the win. fans spotted snatching them up at two stores on long island. some waited until 6:00 a.m. this morning when other stores put the new gear on sale. >> very exciting. emily, what's going on in the traffic world? >> we had a disabled tractor trailer at the george washington bridge outbound, but it did clear. still going to find about 20-minute delays. that's the inbound right now. that will take you about a half hour. the lincoln is even worse. it's about 40 minutes. then the holland comes in at about 20. l.i.e. westbound, south oyster bay road, still that crash. one more on long island. this one on the southern state westbound near route 110. the slowing goes back to wellwood avenue. pretty busy there. >> all right. emily, thank you so much. chris, another check of the weather. >> did i hear there's a bottle of dom coming for me? i'll share, guys. 70s this afternoon. last of the 70s with sun and clouds mixed. maybe a stray sprinkle or shower north and west. cooler tonight. you'll notice the change in the
6:47 am
temperature more. bright and sunny for friday.
6:48 am
6:49 am
6:50 am
6:51 am
6:52 am
6:53 am
6:54 am
6:55 am
6:56 am
6:57 am
6:58 am
6:59 am

157 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on