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banks into slushy messes. pedestrians have had to climb the mounds to avoid the big puddles. in true new york fashion, there was a helping hand just when someone needed it. >> very slippery. somebody just helped me over there. without that helpful queens person, i don't think i would have been able to do it without slipping. >> reporter: there seemed to be less talking on the phone while walking than usual, maybe because you had to be so careful where you stepped. >> it's difficult. rails are broken, the snow out here, they need help to shovel the snow out of the way so people can get to work from driving. it's kind of difficult now. >> reporter: now, the next phase in the snow removal, according to the sanitation commissioner, is you may see plows pushing some of the snow from those snow mounds into the street and then driving over it to flatten it. she says they're going to be doing that to take advantage of the warm temperatures so they can melt even more of it away. when you see the plows pushing
doing exactly what they need to do. we're live in forest hills, i'm lisa evers, fox 5 news. back to you. ernie: good to hear some of that good news. let me ask you about garbage pickup. what about that schedule? >> reporter: what they're telling us right now is that the plan is to resume the garbage pickup schedule starting thursday. and they have the sanitation crews doing a 12 on, 12 off, which means they're working for 12 hours and they're off for 12 hours and they'll continue on that emergency schedule through sunday. they expect to have the garbage pickup on thursday. ernie: moving right along, lisa, thank you for that. joining me, a special guest tonight. the new york city police commissioner and we are so happy to have you here. bill bratton, thanks for joining us. we heard about the storm, the blizzard that came and is gone, thank goodness, for a while. we hope we don't get any more snow. let me ask you how your department has done as far as responding to all of the challenges. a lot of things going on in the city.
storm in that no major issues for us, that the public certainly obeyed the request to stay off the street by and large. our employees were great showing up for work. we had really great response, cops, civilians coming in. the city was well served by the nypd during this time. ernie: and had quite a moment on the fdr. delivered a baby boy. >> our emergency service and highway officers were on the fdr and were able to assist in the birth of the baby. ernie: good stuff. let me ask you, you have been the top cop certainly here in new york, los angeles, and boston. you have so much experience and a great track record. what's the top priority right now for you in new york city? >> as it's been in every other city, to keep crime down, control disorder. here in new york, terrorism. terrorism is an issue here in new york, more so than any place
events of 9/11. we believe we still remain the no. 1 terrorist target in the world. so terrorism and how to prevent it occupies a lot of my time and a lot of the resources of the nypd. ernie: the follow-up question is how safe are we? tell us that. >> we're safer than we've ever been. we pride ourselves on being the safest large city in the united states, indeed, one of the safest in the world. we've got the largest police department in the united states. mayor de blasio has committed himself to resourcing us. i've never been so well resourced in my 45 years as the last two years. increasing the size of the force. anything we're looking for in the way of equipment, technology, training, we're getting. it's maying big dividends. crime is the lowest it's been in the last 50, 60 years. and the city has been kept safe
against the city. and none of them successful to the extent that they didn't cause any of the chaos that unfortunately have been experienced in other locations. ernie: a lot of police departments have come under fire over recent incidents that have happened, whether it's ferguson, baltimore, chicago. with your experience, with what you know, how can these situations be handled? how can we open up dialogue? what are some of the solutions to the problems? >> this is where experience does come in. i've been doing this for a long time. and in crisis, i know i tend to slow down. i deal with crisis by slowing down and taking the big picture and working through it. in terms of where we are, we need more transparency, which in the world we live in with cameras everywhere, that we need to be more transparent than policing.
we're also committed to seeing you. i've used the expression not to look past the public but to see their issues and ask them to see us, see us not just through the lens of that video that might catch one officer misbehaving. i've got 35,000 others out there that the lens doesn't catch working very hard. like the five cops delivering that baby this morning. ernie: and keeping that dialogue open, which i know is very important to you. let me ask you this. you mentioned about dealing with a crisis and so forth. a lot of people want to know this question. how do you feel 24/7, anytime of day or night, at any hour, with a crisis, with an emergency, getting that phone call? how do you handle that? how do you deal with that? >> i thrive on that. when i was chief of the transit police, my pr guy would say he could tell how serious the crisis was by after the chief got the news, how long did it take him to get a cup of coffee and come back and start addressing it. the bigger the crisis, the
it was the idea of not making the crisis worse by reacting in a way that you created another crisis. it's really the idea of projecting confidence, projecting that you have ideas how to resolve the issues and something i think i've been very good at for 45 years. ernie: a long time. doing a great job. a lot of people are proud of you as we are. work you do. come back and see us again. commissioner bill bratton. thank you so much. watch that snow out there. we'll hear about that in just a moment. we have more to tell you about. we'll come back with more news about feeling better. a look at hot fitness programs, some really important apps. we'll talk about that. first let's talk about the snow. nick, what's in the forecast? nick: no more snow. maybe a snow shower later in the week. the good news is the temperatures came way above freezing, into the 40s, with some melting. a couple of rain showers might be around the area this evening. but i'll let you know how long
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ernie: we are back now with more news and weather for you at 6:00 tonight. a transportation department report shows that there are too few qualified air traffic controllers at 13 facilities in america, including three in new york. the jfk tower along with new york's approach control and high altitude traffic center are all short of fully qualified controllers. those sites did have trainees, which could handle some of the workload. one note, however, the report used 2014 staffing data and didn't explain why more current data wasn't used. that's what's happening in the news. nick is joining us now, talking about the weather. we're going to miss another storm. nick: going to stay far enough offshore, we'll call it a fish storm. ernie: going out there. nick: it's close, but not close enough. ernie: we got enough. we're good for a while. nick: it was quite a storm. listen, our average snowfall in new york city for the season is
so we got it in one storm. ernie: we sure did. nick: of course snow lovers will want more. the pattern will bring it. ernie: there's another possibility. nick: we have february and march to get through. some of our bigger storms have happened in march, if you remember. you have to think reality. listen, after today, we want to think spring. the high, 48. very nice. nine degrees above average. we'll take that with the meltdown continuing. 38 the low this morning. we stayed above freezing in the city. there was refreezing in the suburbs as will be the case tonight. watch out for black ice on the area roadways from today's melting. 72 and 3 in the records. 7:11 sunrise. now 5:05. 47 now. humidity not bad. wind out of the southwest. the pressure is 29.94 and rising. not a lot of rain expected. upper 40s from the hudson to the city. 47 islip.
and it felt good to be outdoors with the melting going on. we're mid and upper 40s now. 48 in the hudson valley. 41 bridgeport. 47 in montauk. 46 belmar. 41 sussex. even monticello, normally our cold spot, is 45 right now. we're looking at temperatures about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago and the southwest wind really helping to make that difference. a little breezy at times. averaging about 10 to 15 miles an hour. so that wind will become westerly as the cool front passes and a westerly wind in place tomorrow. there's a batch off in eastern connecticut. a couple of showers off to the southwest. some of these are surviving. some are not. look at fox 5 sky guardian 3-d. you can see not much going on. you might run into a quick shower earlier this evening. a couple more showers down in the washington, d.c. area. these may trend to paths over central new jersey as time goes along and with the storm center moving up to canada and the cold front coming through, we'll see an improvement as we move into
ahead of the front is the southwest wind. i'm calling it a cool front, not a cold front. it's not sharply colder behind the front. look at your day planner tomorrow. we'll get into a good amount of sunshine for the day. mid 30s out the door. 40 at lunchtime. 44 the high tomorrow afternoon. it will be a day above average to help the melting continue. there's the front going along. we're okay tomorrow. we're okay on thursday. watch this disturbance. this little storm center here, this is the one we were concerned about. if these two were to phase and this system would pull that coastal system closer to us, it doesn't look like that's going to happen. this will be like a kicker and kick this out to sea. but this system will likely bring a couple of snow showers here friday afternoon. might have a small accumulation in some places. early shower tonight. a fair amount of clouds. 35 in the city. upper 20s to 30 in the suburbs. watch out for refreezing. sun and clouds tomorrow. i'll call it chilly but not bad. or low to middle 40s.
a good amount of sunshine. sun to clouds friday. an afternoon snow shower or two at 38. back to 39 saturday. that's seasonal. then we go back to the 40s on sunday. notice the temperatures -- ernie: warm temperatures are we like that. thank you. you know, it's almost february and close to a month since you resolved to exercise more in the new year. are you sticking to it? we know it's not easy. that's why audrey puente is showing us what's appening with few apps. >> reporter: has the commitment run out of steam? here's apps to help you recharge your resolution and cross your fitness finish line. lose weight with fugigate. it helps change your diet and eat right. healthy recipes and daily tips will keep you motivated as well as a community of supporters. my favorite part is the food finder, which scans the bar code of a food item and offers healthier alternatives.
next up is the sleek looking mind-body app, an app that works through your gps. it finds fitness classes and helps you schedule in multiple locations. there's yoga, cycling, boot camp, pilates and more. schedules and prices are in one app and you can book immediately. if you're curious about a new fitness class, mind-body has hundreds of affordable and complimentary deals to help you explore your chakras or soar through the air with the great of of ease. >> ever dream it was possible row? make that dream a reality by downloading pushup coach. this is a straight forward app that teaches you different variations. once you pick one, it coaches you through seven sets three times a week that will help you build your strength. believe it or not, after six weeks of training, you will be able to do 100 pushups in a row. ernie: 100 pushups in a row. did you do it?
i was -- last week i did 100 pushups in a row. in fact, i started it over this week. i'm feeling stronger having started over. there's sister apps with it, like the squats coach and sit-ups coach. those will heat you to 200 squats and 200 sit-ups. ernie: the apps do make a difference. it's like having a coach. >> it's easy. it's right on your phone. i'm doing it at home. ernie: you are unbelievable. last time i did 100 pushups was in the army. thank you, captain. keep up the push ups. there's an app for everything. i've got a question about that watch. video calling, face time, skype, all that, do you do it? ernie: what about you? do you like to see who you're talking to? your answers are coming up next. be here on thursday for an in-depth look at the war on drugs, maybe a lesson to be learned from the war on smoking. we'll be talking to an expert about new ways to deal with the
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season games in london by next season. not 2016, by 2017. not exhibition games, but regular season games. i find that -- ernie: soccer, maybe rugby. how would baseball go over in london? russ: i don't know. i'm sure baseball wants to take a page from, you know, basketball, which to me basketball is bigger than anything globally. with the exception of soccer. but basketball is huge. i was over in england at the stadium for the first nfl regular season game between the giants and the dolphins. and that was the year they won their first super bowl under tom coughlin. the fans were very much into it. listen, it's all about the -- ernie: money. russ: it's all about the money. ernie: expansion, global market. russ: getting into the global market. commissioner manfried, they were
so there's a lot of global money out there. they want a piece of the pie. ernie: big money. in puerto rico, that's a natural market. london could be very interesting. >> reporter: it's a different market. puerto rico they played. they played in mexico city, in japan. those places, baseball is a religion. that's the first sport there. ernie: we'll see how it goes old chap. talk about this controversial -- not controversial, but talk about designated hitter in the national league. russ: maybe just recently as a couple of weeks ago, there was the thought of maybe one of the owners had said we're thinking about the designated hitter in the national league being accepted. and you know what? the commissioner said that's not the case. the status quo remains. ernie: what do you think should happen? russ: i prefer not to have a designated hitter.
whether pitchers can hit or not, i like the strategy. that being said, to me it's got to be one way or the other. either it's got to be both leagues no dh or both leagues with the dh. the union is never going to allow no dh because guys will lose jobs. to me, if push comes to shove, you need to have both under the same roof with the dh. it's stupid. you have interleague games now. you play in the world series. you switch from stadium to stadium. dh, no dh, doesn't make sense. ernie: we'll keep an eye on it. when it's time to make that call to someone, do you pick up the phone or do you look into a camera? how do you feel about video chatting? i'm neil patrick harris and new york is my home. no place has more world class culture. come winter, i can't wait to visit our must-see collections of art and superb photography and film. new york has beautifully restored theaters, that are now important centers for the performing arts. and museums that preserve the
>> thanks for watching the news at 6:00. facebook. go to facebook.com/ernie anastos. check it out. and you can also answer my daily positive questions. go to facebook.com/ernie anastos. ernie: you know, video calling is very popular these days. do you do it? >> i do. ernie: do you like it? >> yes. it's an easy way to talk to family and friends. it's like you're right there. ernie: like being in the room with them. >> it is. it's free. it's over the wi-fi. >> i enjoy it. you get to relate with friends, family and catch up. if you can't be there in person, just put it on the screen. ernie: do you do it often? >> two to three times a week with family members that live on
ernie: what do you think about it? >> i love it. i love it. i do. you can blow kisses and get them back. it's wonderful. ernie: isn't that sweet? you can blow them kisses, say hi. do all that stuff. >> all kinds of things. ernie: all kinds of things. okay. >> like making a visit. ernie: where do they live? >> brazil. ernie: say hi to everybody in brazil. >> hi, hi. ernie: give them a call. >> yes. ernie: video. >> i have a mother in france. that would be pretty convenient. ernie: you've got to try that. >> i should try it. ernie: great idea. she'd love to see your face. say hi to mom. >> hi, mom. ernie: have a great day. make sure you call your mom. >> will do. ernie: okay. bye-bye. it could be a lot of fun. let me know what you think. that's it for now. i'm ernie anastos. for all of us in studio 5 and our control room, john, k., give us a wave, thanks for being a part of our broadcast. thanks for being here.