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nations need to help. take a listen. >> we, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners because most of us -- [ applause ] -- because most of us were once foreigners. >> reporter: four other popes have visited the u.n. in decades past, but today the vatican flag will be raised for the first time ever here at the u.n. also, we want to show you first avenue. secret service are here. a lot of security officers. when world leaders arrive here, typically they travel along first avenue, actually going the opposite way of normal traffic, from north to south. a lot of people have been e-mailing us, wondering where they could stand, if they could stand around here, darlene and michael, to see the pope's no motor motorcade motorcade. as far as we know, the side streets are open.
close to first avenue on the west side. everything is subject to change. the lower 50s are open right now. back to you. >> all right, kat. thank you so much. >> now after the holy father speaks at the u.n., pope francis will then head south to lower manhattan. >> the pope will pray at the september 11th memorial and meet some family members of 9/11 victims. tracie strahan is in lower manhattan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. many are saying today's program alone shows just how inclusive pope francis is. this program will include remarks from an imam, a rabbi, and many say this is really a step towards healing. today's program is expected to be about 40 minutes long here at the september 11th memorial and museum. it's being called a step towards peace. it's a multireligious meeting to be held inside of foundation hall.
offer a prayer at the south reflecting pool memorial. he will meet with family members and survivors of the attack. >> pope francis will lead a multireligious meeting for peace involving leaders of various faiths in reflections and meditations on the potential for peace. and having that happen here at the 9/11 memorial and museum in foundation hall is truly awe inspiring, humbling, and i think deeply, deeply meaningful. >> reporter: pope francis will then have a private viewing of what many have seen at the 9/11 memorial and museum that, piece of steel recovered by firefighters in the form of a cross. he'll also see a bible that was recovered at the site.
place around 11:30 later this morning in just a few hours. this is about as close as we're able to get to that site. this area may soon become a frozen zone as the pope makes his way to the site. >> tracie, thank you. with pope francis in town, drivers and bus commuters are bracing for gridlock. subway riders and railroad can expect delays. the mta is advising people to stay home or telecommute. most commuters are making alternate plans. >> i am planning on going home extra early because i believe it's 6:00 p.m. the pope will be at madison square garden. i imagine it will be really difficult to get around here. >> well, the pope's visit along with the u.n. general assembly session means the mta is also rerouting 25 local bus routes. pedestrians may also face detours and delays along the pope's motorcade route. for the best guidance we can give you, we'll check in with lauren.
>> that's a big responsibility. yes, there's a lot of closures that are going to be taking place around the garden today. already some out there. at midnight we had 33rd and 31st shut down between seventh and ninth avenue. by noon, we'll start seeing a lot more closures out there. definitely avoid this area. don't try to get in a cab or take an uber through there. there's only going to be two entrances open at penn station. the long island railroad station and then the one under the msg marquee. they're scheduled to be open, but they could close at any time for security reasons. be prepared for overcrowding and congestion through there. for nj transit commuters, if you'd like to completely avoid penn station, you have some options. you could take nj transit and connect to the path at newark penn station. or you could take nj transit to hoboken to connect to path or to new york waterway ferries. that goes for the reverse commute as well. for lirr commuters, you can take the train to atlantic terminal. you have a lot of subway options
jamaica, you can take the e, j, or z. it will take you a little longer. hopefully you won't have to deal with all that crowding out there. just for lower manhattan later today, this entire area will be affected at some point, including the west side highway completely shut down in this area from about 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. lots of changes down there. already have closures on the upper west side. definitely going to be a tough day to navigate around manhattan. >> okay, lauren. thank you. pope francis has been in new york only about 12 hours, but his visit has been marked by several touching moments. a video shows him stopping to talk to governor cuomo and his girlfriend. we're told the pope gave a special blessing to lee. she's recovering from breast cancer. the pope also said he would pray for cuomo's father, who died last january. during pope francis' address
such as abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. he also >> social activism, her passion for justice and for the -- inspired by her faith and the example. >> dorothy day also founded the catholic worker hospitality houses that still offers food and showers to the homeless. >> it was quite extraordinary and inspiring. i'm sure he'll mention her again. >> the pope also mentioned monk thomas mertin. he was a poet and champion of nonviolence. senator cory booker there. stay with us for live coverage of the pope's events all day long on air, online, and on the go. if you're not at home or in the office, you can watch any time,
anywhere. just download the nbc 4 new york app. new this morning, investigators are searching for the cause of a deadly fire in brooklyn. a 10-year-old boy was killed when flames tore through his bedroom. the fire broke out just before 10:00 last night in east new york. three siblings in the room were able to escape. officials say both parents were home at the time of the fire. today china's president could announce an environmental breakthrough when he meets with president obama. xi jinping was welcomed to the white house last night, and that's where he and the president will hold summit talks. xi plans to announce that china will begin a program in 2017, a cap and trade program, and that move should set pollution limits for that country. the u.s. has long pressed china to help fight global warming. still ahead, the reason some people lined up on fifth avenue, and it didn't have to do with the pope. plus, you don't want to miss this. hear from a little girl who received a blessing from the pope as soon as he arrived here in new york.
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the new iphone hits stores today. if you saw people lined up on fifth avenue overnight, that may have been the only instance where it wasn't for pope francis. some gathered for a first chance to buy that phone at the apple store. it includes new software features, including 3d touch. there's also a new color for it, road gold. >> -- rose gold. >> it's basically the size of an old album. >> it's like this. >>d let's check in with chris. chris, how's it going? >> they'll probably design clothing now to fit iphones. >> new pockets. >> we'll adjust our lives to the iphone. everything we wear. in the meantime, school day forecast today. starting out very nice this morning. at the bus stops, about 66 degrees in and around the city. recess time, a bit breezy, about 73. dismissal time, 75 degrees. very comfortable day. any activities after school, any sports, games or practices going
on, dry and comfortable. should be in the low 70s. no rain to worry about. we're still on track to be the warmest september on record in central park. so far this year, 75.7 is our average temperature. almost a full two degrees above the second place year, which was 1961. yesterday we were above normal. today, not as much above normal, but again in the mid-70s. that's higher than where we should be. we're seeing 50s across the northern half of new jersey, hudson valley this morning. not as chilly this morning as it was yesterday morning at this time. we've had cloud cover overnight as well. future tracker shows that. more clouds in the mix today. there's also sunshine in between. that's the way it'll play out throughout the day. more clouds again tonight, especially to the south of us. as we get towards sunday, you'll start to see a couple showers try to keep up. this is sunday morning. we're fine. a couple showers try to slide up from the south later sunday into monday. it's monday when we could see a couple showers around here from
the pope goes to the united nations at 8:30. 66 degrees, looking good. at the 9/11 memorial at 11:30, 72 degrees. from east harlem at 4:00 to 75, to start park at 5:00, about 74. a little on the breezy side but comfortable conditions. forecast high, 76 today. breezy and nice. tonight, 60 in town. 50s and 40s in the suburbs. sunday will be windy. up against the coast there could be beach erosion issues. maybe a shower or two on monday, 73. after that, a little bit of a warmup again for tuesday and wednesday next week. 70s for the next few days. low 70s over the weekend. breezy to windy at times. a shower threat on monday. dries out tuesday at 80. upper 70s wednesday. turning cooler and more autumnal by thursday of next week. let's find out about the commute. hopefully still easy going for most of us.
>> we have a new accident out there actually in queens on the long island expressway. this issed had heading eastbound before queens boulevard. that shuts down two lanes. delays are building quickly. westbound still moving along nicely. let's head to the cross bronx, where it's also a slow ride westbound because of construction out there shutting down two lanes and a disabled vehicle westbound by third avenue. so let's head over to new jersey on 287 northbound. an accident out there by north maple avenue. that doesn't seem to be causing too much of a problem. then let's talk about the pope. these are all the stops he's going to be making today. all of these areas will be affected. you'll see street closures around them, particularly the upper west side. already shut down as of midnight. will remain closed until 7:00 p.m. from columbus circle up to 81st along central park west and all of the cross streets west of threere. not going to be easy this morning for upper west side commuters.
lori bordonaro is out there keeping us updated. there will be a lot of movement shortly out there. take the trains today. they're in good shape so far. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended, but meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 5:18 right now. just seconds into pope francis' trip to new york city, a very touching moment. >> the holy father stopped to bless a little girl. she was on the tarmac. it was a really special moment. kerry barrett is here with that. >> it was one of those moments. just an amazing moment in this little girl's life, something she'll carry with her forever. see. she's in a wheelchair. but the 12-year-old from brooklyn is down in the bottom right-hand side of your screen. this was as the pope disthem park -- disembarked jfk. this little girl seized the moment to ask the father for his holy blessing. >> i kissed his ring, and he put
blessed me and he looked at me. >> what's that mean to you? >> it means that he's going to give me a miracle. >> what miracle are you asking for? >> to walk again. >> oh, my goodness. she actually started losing feeling in her legs very recently. it was just back in may. then all of the sudden on june 5th, she couldn't move them. doctors haven't been able to figure out what's wrong. she's certainly hoping that that moment will help her in her battle. >> wow. >> we hope so too. that was one of those moments. she's absolutely right. thank you, kerry. it's 5:20 right now. if you had a chance to hand pope francis a gift, what would it be? >> a brooklyn teacher got that chance. take a look. she had a pope doll with her. when she got close to the holy father, i think he enjoyed it, right? she lifted it up for him to see.
he's holding up the little doll there. >> when i held it up, the holy father lit up. and he took it with him. so we're very proud that st. joseph catholic academy in brooklyn, the pope has our doll. >> he certainly does. the doll had been sent to schools by the catholic television network. the principal gave her permission to take the doll to the airport. certainly worked out. >> how cool was that? he got a kick out of it. >> i think he did. >> all right. it's 5:21. just ahead, definitely had some people doing double takes. >> this is pope francis' or a pope francis like figure trip to time square.
welcome back. 66 degrees. it is 5:23en on a friday morning. looking at times square. if you didn't get a chance to snap a picture with the pope, you can pose with the pope sort of, kind of. >> he rolled up to the museum in times square. a lot of people took selfies with it. the figure's papal attire was donated by the same maker who pr ides clothing to the vatican. the wax pope will be on display at the museum's world leaders gallery. >> all right.
>> some people had cut-outs of the pope they were carrying too. >> yes, my son went on a sunday school trip. the cut-out, he has a picture next to a cut-out. you can't see the dimension. with the right light, it looks very real. he was excited enough about that. >> can you bring that in for us? tomorrow. >> the wax pope? luckily it wasn't hot. whatting happen then. that wouldn't be nice. >> we can't have that. >> it's really comfortable today. more comfortable than yesterday in terms of our temperatures. back into the 70s with a breeze. yesterday in the afternoon, low 80s. people standing outside for long periods of time. today it's nice. 76 the expected high. the cool breeze prevails into the evening hours. weekend weather, not too bad. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> let's talk about mass transit. that's what we're encouraging
>> you heard it from michael. if you're getting on the trains today, which we hope you are, there's extra off-peak service. path has extra service on the hoboken to 33rd and journal square to 33rd street line. you should be able to get around on the trains. a whole bunch of bus detours. $20 of there are 20 of them listed there. we have all the details on nbcnewyork.com. >> all right, lauren. thanks. it's 5:26. just ahead, team coverage of the pope francis' visit to new york city. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live outside the pope's residence on the upper east side, where he's surrounded by a t of security as he rests up for a very busy day ahead. i'll tell you what you can expect coming up. >> reporter: and an historic day of healing as pope francis visits the 9/11 memorial and museum. i'm tracie strahan with more on what's on the day's agenda.
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here on the upper east side. these are live pictures. you can see the police presence out even early this morning. the holy father's historic day begins in just a few hours. >> his first two stops, the united nations and 9/11 memorial. that's just the beginning. we have team coverage of what to expect. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday, september 25th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. it is papally perfect again. >> well said. absolutely perfection. we have temperatures heading back to the 70s this afternoon. this morning a little cooler in northwest new jersey but not as chilly as yesterday morning. certainly bearable. some 40s showing up. lighter jackets and sweaters needed early on. 66 right now in the city. we break it down this way in your day planner. a mix of clouds and sunshine. some cloudy intervals, brighter, sunnier ones. 73 at noontime. forecasting a high of 76 degrees.
commute time, let's find out from lauren. >> commute time. unfortunately, a slow commute in certain spots. we'll take a live look at the cross brongs expressway where we have roadwork and a disabled vehicle causing pretty heavy delays westbound. looks more like a parking lot out there. two lanes blocked by the bronx river parkway. that disabled vehicle blocks the left lane by third avenue. head to the bruckner. i'll let you know when this clears. heading to the long island expressway in queens, eastbound before exit 19, queens boulevard an accident blocks two lanes. it's a very slow ride heading through there already. if you want to go to queens boulevard, take the queensborough bridge out. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you. 5:31. now to the papal visit. the holy father arrived behind schedule yesterday to a huge crowd. pope francis started his ride around manhattan in a fiat, just as he did in washington. he then transferred to the pope mobile for a memorable ride right down fifth avenue. >> pope francis then attended evening prayers at st. patrick's
cathedral before heading back to his temporary home on the upper east side. we're hoping the holy father got a good night's sleep. it's going to be a busy day starting with an historic address at the u.n. then he'll head south to the september 11th memorial. >> from there, pope francis will travel to a school and then through central park to mass at madison square garden. >> reporter: the pope should be awake soon. he's expected to leave in the next few hours. as you can imagine, there's a lot of security in place. take a look here behind me on madison avenue. you can see there are a lot of police officers out here to keep the pope safe during his two-day visit, which kicked off last night on fifth avenue. the pope waving to fans from the world's most famous car. that simple wave made the day
for so many people who were clicking away, trying to get a picture. sock some were lucky and got a hug inside st. patrick's cathedral. after his grand entrance there, the mood was serious but reflective. me acknowledged the impact of the church's sex abuse scandal and spoke of the gratitude of hard work. just his presence was enough for some spectators. >> for my daughter. >> tell me about her. >> she's going through a hard time. she's a teenager. i just came and i want to show her picture. i believe she'll do better through that. >> and cardinal dolan invited the pope to come back. he said once the pope entered those doors, he became a new yorker. but he said he already had a home in our hearts. that's certainly evident, darlene and michael, from the crowds we've been seeing. back to you. >> all right, lori. thank you. in just a few hours, the pope will head from the upper east side to the united nations.
>> there the holy father will deliver an historic address to the u.n. general assembly. kat katherine creag is on the east side for that. so much anticipation for this speech. >> reporter: right, exactly. we know that pope francis is an advocate for the poor. part of his message here at the united nations, he's expected to call on wealthy nations to support the oppressed, to support the poverty stricken. we want to show you video of pope francis when he was in washington, d.c. in his address to congress. we're told by the vatican that much of his address here at the u.n. will be similar to the speech in front of u.s. lawmakers. he'll also meet today with ban ki-moon. pope francis will talk about the need for peace, the plight of refugees and immigrants and what governments can do in fighting inequality, poverty, and religious persecution. he'll also talk about the environment as well. let's listen.
response and effort to redirect our steps. i'm convinced this we can make a difference. i'm sure. >> reporter: take a look at some of this archival footage. four other popes have visited the u.n., but this will be the first time the vatican flag will be raised here at united nations. we know there are going to be so many meetings here with the pope and other world leaders. that global message, darlene and michael, it'll be made to kings and queens and world leaders. you have to wonder exactly how they'll respond to it, what they think of this pope, and we'll see him in just a couple hours from now. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. >> after speaking at the u.n., pope francis will head south to lower manhattan. >> the pope will pray at the
some family members of 9/11 victims. tracie strahan is in lower manhattan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is expected to be a program for the people. this is more than pope francis coming to visit a site. it is still very much sacred ground. the actual interfaith program is going to take place inside of foundation hall away from the public eyes. this is expected to take about 40 minutes. pope francis is expected to speak. before that, he's going to offer a prayer at the south reflecting pool at the memorial. but then he'll also be meeting with ten families and first responders directly affected by the 9/11 attacks. just a few moments ago, i spoke with the fdny chaplain who was in the world trade center the day of the attacks about what exactly it meant for pope francis to come and visit the site today. >> when benedict came, he prayed by himself. i don't know if you remember.
the prayer was a beautiful prayer. but francis is taking it to a logical next step. he says, well, i'm going to go there and pray, but i want all of you to pray with me and not just catholics or christians but people of all faiths. you know, we have to pray together. if we want peace in this world, we got to unify and do it together. >> reporter: pope francis is going to have a private viewing of some of the memorial's artifacts that have become a part of the museum. it includes the piece of steel recovered by firefighters in the shape of a cross and also a bible recovered at the site. you heard the monsignor say it there. this is a pope of inclusion. he's viewed as that by so many people. monsignor says he likely won't get a chance to speak to the pope, but if he did, he would thank him for doing what he's doing today. back to you. >> tracie, thank you so much.
>> it is 5:37. commuters have heard the warning, expect gridlock today. big crowds, especially as you're trying to get home. the mta's advising people if you can work from home, to do it. many bus routes also changed. if you have no choice but to head out today, lauren is here with what's going to be the biggest problem spots. i'm thinking penn station is going to be among that. >> it likely will. there's already street closures out there. we're going to see a lot in that area. you have the lincoln tunnel and the port authority not far away. that entire area is going to be very congested. but if you are coming in and you're going to penn station, something to keep in mind, there are only two entrances that will be open. the one on seventh avenue and 32nd underneath the msg marquee. being that only two entrances are open, it's going to be very congested. they also could be closed at any time for security reasons. so for my lirr and nj transit commuters who want to avoid everything, you have extra service there on all of the trains, including path.
for new jersey transit commuter, you can head into newark penn station to transfer to path there. you can also head over to the hoboken terminal. you can transfer to the path or new york water way ferries. there's that one. then for lirr commuters, you have a couple of options as well. you can head to atlantic terminal. a ton of subway there is. you can also transfer at jamaica to the e, j, or z. or you can take the train to woodside or hunter's point. it will take you longer, but you can avoid penn station if you want. these are all the stops the pope will be making today. we're going to have a lot of street closures all over the city. we also have different dignitaries moving around with the u.n. general assembly. not the time to take a cab. not the time to drive. we'll continue to keep you updated on the gridlock. back to you. >> good advice, lauren. thank you so much. one of the pope's biggest events today will be his procession through central park. security will be extremely tight. a new eight-foot-tall fence stretches along the park's western edge. it is a layer of extra protection for pope francis and
tickets in a lottery to see him this evening at 5:00. officials will begin screening those ticketholders just before noon. well, tickets to the papal events in new york were hard to come by. one man says he was very, very lucky to get one. he says he used all his savings to travel here from colorado even though he didn't have a ticket. but thanks to a complete stranger with a big heart, he was able to stand among the crowd on fifth avenue last night. >> i was just standing there hoping someone would might sell me a ticket or something. she just gave it to me. >> i have one for me, and then god tell me, no, no, give it to him. >> wow. he says he wanted to go to the vatican ten years ago to see the pope, but he couldn't afford the trip. wonderful person who gave that to him as well and shared that experience. stay with us for live coverage of the pope's events all day long on air, online, and on the go. if you're not at home or in the office, you can watch any time, anywhere. just download the nbc 4 new york
>> such an excellent point, how wonderful to give that. >> absolutely. and share that experience with somebody else who really appreciates it. >> really well done. all right. 5:40 now. just ahead, see how the yankees paid tribute to yogi berra. plus, an update on the plans for a new port authority bus terminal. it's not what commuters want to hear. and the holy father is here. maybe we could ask for a prayer for the port authority. a check of weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look
live look there at route 3 heading towards east rutherford, new jersey, metlife stated dium, where the giants finally found a way to win taking on washington. what a great catch. o'dell beckham jr. td there. eli also threw another touchdown pass to rueben randall later in the quarter. look at that. fantastic. giants get their first win of the season 32-21. everything was working. >> it was working.
the holy father is here. >> perhaps. who knows. >> we want him to stay through the rest of the season. >> come back every sunday. >> by the way, the meth won s won. magic number is three. >> see? another reason. >> when you got the papal motorcade to go by citi field, that was wrong. >> was i asking too much? the mets need whatever they can get. for the pope today, the weather is going to be cooperative. very comfortable for those heading out to try to find him somewhere in his treks through the city today. we're looking at a temperature of 66 degrees. the sky is partly cloudy. not too much in the breeze department. that will change. i think it'll pick up a little bit as we go through time out of the north and east. the weather headlines, we're talking about comfortable weather to be outside once again. it gets breezy to windy at times over the weekend, but it should be quiet. pretty nice actually. next shower threat looks like it could be monday.
showers along the shore. we're seeing a lot of 60s. in the city, a milder spot at 66. north and west of town, you notice these temperatures drop off again to the low and mid-50s. also notice you don't see a lot of 40s. reason for that is the cloud cover that came in overnight. midlevel clouds. clouds. those are going to stay way to south. notice it's drifting more inland as opposed to up the coast. blocking high pressure to the north, low pressure to the south. that's going to set up that tight gradient of northeast winds around here. a lot of cloud cover around today. some breaks from time to time. at united nations at about 8:8: for the pope, 66 degrees. we expect the temperature to be 72 by the time he reaches the 9/11 memorial at 11:30. again with a partly cloudy sky, it stays that way into the afternoon and evening. through central park, if you're out there today, lucky enough to have a ticket to take a view, we've got partly to mostly cloudy skies a the that the point. a comfortable 74 degrees.
6:00, 72 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. 76 this afternoon. not as warm as yesterday. more clouds and a breeze. patchy clouds tonight. 60 in the city. 40s and 50s again in the burbs. we start the weekend tomorrow with a mix of clouds and sun. feels nice. 74 degrees, which is close to where it should be this time of year, which is low 70s. that's where we are on sunday. we're going to have to watch for this prolonged period of northeasterly winds along the coastal areas for flooding at times of high tide. rip currents will be rather strong too as it stays windy. could see a little rain or shower activity move in here on monday. temperatures then in the lower 70s. we're in the mid-70s today and tomorrow. gets windier, especially into the weekend. shower threats monday. warmer tuesday. upper 70s wednesday before we cool it down again by thursday of next week. we're approaching 5:48. let's find out about the commute. >> we had some problems on the cross bronx expressway westbound by third avenue. that has cleared. delays are easing out. we saw this accident in queens
on the l.i.e. this is eastbound before exit 19, which is queens boulevard wood -- wood haven, rather. maybe head to queens boulevard instead or leave yourself extra time. let's talk about the closures out there. as of midnight, upper west side started to close down. central park west from columbus circle up to 81st, as well as many of the cross streets just west of here. they stretch at least as far as columbus. you have some going to broadway. we'll see more and more as the day goes on. head oefrg to the upper east side, we have this whole perimeter that could be affected. right now 72nd and 71st streets between madison an fifth will remain closed. on the upper east side today, you'll want to avoid fifth avenue and park avenue. we're also seeing closures there. bus detours, a lot of them today. 20 around manhattan. the roads that will be shutdown around madison square garden will remain closed until midnight.
over, those streets are not opening. that's something to keep in mind. ferries are a great alternate option today. so far, so good there. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. >> thank you so much, lauren. happening today, family and friends will remember the man governor andrew cuomo called an outstanding servant. a public wake is planned for carey gabay. the aide to governor cuomo was shot in the head during west indian american day celebrations. investigators say he was caught in a shootout between rival gangs. a private funeral service and burial take place tomorrow. the yankees honored the passing of hall of famer yogi berra with a touching moment of silence. flowers in the shape of yogi's number 8 mark the his catcher position behind home plate. every yankee will wear that number for the rest of the season. earlier in the day, yogi's family spoke at his museum in little falls, new jersey, and reflected on his humility.
>> grandpa was -- i would say he wasn't just a good man, he was the best man. >> he was just a natural family man. and baseball, you could talk to him about it, but it was on the back burner. >> yogi will be laid to rest following some private services tuesday. however, a public memorial will be held at the yogi berra museum and learning center. that will be on thursday. the national transportation safety board will be in seattle today investigating a crash that killed four college students. take a look at this damage. tires and glass covered the road. four vehicles, including a tour bus and a duck tour vehicle, collided yesterday on the aurora bridge. the four victims were international students at north seattle college. several other students are in critical condition. it's 5:50. fordham university is cutting ties with embattled comedian bill cosby. the school's board of trustees voted unanimously to rescind cosby's honorary degree given to him in 2001. it is the first time the school has taken back a degree. more than 40 women accuse bill
cosby of sexual misconduct. so far, he's not been charged. commuters will have to wait a while longer before learning what's in store for the port authority bus terminal. the port authority's commissioners were expected to vote yesterday on the future of the facility, but that vote was delayed probably for at least another month. some commissioners want to replace the terminal with a new one on ninth avenue. others say more time is needed to review that proposal. all right. it is 5:51 now. still to come, high above the earth, a first for nasa. it's a flu shot in space. plus, years later, a masterpiece is back where it belongs after a long journey that included a stop from newark airport. >> and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
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live look there at mission control here, you might say. >> he said mike cue, darlene. >> oh, he did. >> but you go ahead now. >> i'm sorry. that's how things work here. well, here's a first for nasa. astronaut scott kelly giving himself a flu shot in space. researchers are studying how the body's immune system does react in space.
response of scott kelly's to identical brother mark, who's here on earth. but as we pointed out, you have to do it yourself. can't you get somebody else? >> i might have to catch the flu if i have to give myself a shot. >> what are the other astronauts doing? so busy you can't give the guy a flu shot? >> i think our director wants to give you your flu shot, just so you know. anyway, you don't like needles, right? >> i'm not the needle person. i hear the laughter back there. >> let's roll into a forecast that's really looking good again today. temperatures a little cooler than yesterday. in the mid-70s. it becomes breezy at times. really a nice day to be outside with a mix of clouds and sun. no rain to worry about. 60 the low tonight with a partly cloudy sky and 40s and 50s in the suburbs. weekend looks a little windier but still nice. we'll talk more about that in the 6:00 hour. >> all right, chris. thank you. >> lauren, what's happening?
we encouraging you use mass transit today. metro north, lirr, nj transit are all offering extra off-peak service. you could also take the ferries. they're doing great. buses, so many detours today. see if you can get on a train. we'll take a live look outside if you are getting on the roads. here's the inbounds side of the lincoln tunnel. very quiet. no delays here. no delays at any of your hudson river crossings. overall, the corrodes roads look good. in for a nice ride. >> thank you, lauren. 5:56. we're getting a look at a stolen pi kas picasso masterpiece. it vanished 14 years ago. last year it showed up in newark in a fedex shipment location. a customs label described it as a $37 handicraft. the painting will get a little restoration work before it's put on display.
for now, mona lisa is keeping her mystery alive. >> she leaves modern scientists guessing about her real identity. we told you yesterday morning they're going to prove who she really was. scientists even dug up bones in florence where leonardo da vinci painted the masterpiece. she was a merchant's wife, but they cannot definitely link her to the painting. not to be gruesome, but they found bones but not a skull. it's hard to re-create what might have been the face. >> the mystery continues though. isn't it part of the mona lisa's allure? >> i think it is. coming up next, joy and celebration across new york city as pope francis prepares for a very busy day ahead. we have live team coverage to prepare you for all the big moments. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. we want to come with you. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we're back many two minutes. you're watching "today in new york." out...back to blinds! during blinds to go's
now at 6:00, a whirlwind day ahead for the pope. greeted by tens of thousands as he made his way through the city. live pictures there. >> here are live pictures from the upper east side where the holy father is staying right now. we'll break down everything that's happening today and what you need to know. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. friday morning. it is september 25th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's find out what the weather is going to be like for this very important day. >> still looking good. right on target. temperatures this morning starting out in the low and mid-60s. murray hill, you're at 63. pretty uniform temperatures in and close to the city. drops off to the 50s north and west. sussex, 52. most of the island in the low 60s.
this morning not quite as chilly as yesterday morning. however, this afternoon, because of more cloud cover and a stronger breeze, temperatures won't get quite as warm as yesterday. 73 by noon. forecasting a high of 76 degrees. let's get that check on a 6:00 a.m. commute. >> overall, still looking green out there. that's a color we like when we look at our maps. we have one accident on the long island expressway in queens. this is eastbound before exit 19. earlier it blocked two lanes. now it just blocks one. still leave yourself a little extra time if you're headed that way. let's talk about the trains. encouraging you to take mass transit today. they're all offering extra off-peak service for those of you coming into town later for the papal mass and in central park. but the path is offering extra service all day on the hoboken to 33rd and journal square to 33rd street lines. options to get around. more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right. thank you very much, lauren. now to the papal visit. pope francis has a busy day ahead of him as he prepares to
kick off his first full day in manhattan. >> right now the pope is resting following a late arrival. >> in about 2 1/2 hours, the pope heads to the united nations to address the general assembly. then he goes to the september 11th memorial museum. >> at 4:00, the visit will visit our lady queen of angels in east harlem. followed by that, the highly anticipated procession through central park. that's at 5:00. at 6:00, the grand finale. it will be mass at madison square garden. >> we have a team of reporters covering everything you need to know. we begin with lorry bordonaro on the upper east side where the pope is staying right now. good morning. >> reporter: and we are anxiously awaiting the pope here at his residence, hoping we'll be able to catch him as he drives away, heading to the united nations. as one person here in the neighborhood just told us, it's like you can feel his presence
of course, he is surrounded by a lot of security. you can see a lot of nypd officers out here. we're starting to see quite a bit of activity. police do have a command center here on madison avenue to keep the pope safe during his two-day visit, which got off to an exciting start last night on fifth avenue. the holy father making a grand entrance in his pope mobile after a day of anticipation. he was welcomed by thousands of screaming fans, many who camped out for hours just to get a glim glimpse of him. cameras were flashing as pope francis waved. with church bells ringing, the pontiff greeted worshippers with hugs and a wide smile. he commended the strength of religious women. he spoke about the spirit of hard work and even touched on the impact of the sex scandal in the church. those who didn't make it inside were hoping to get noticed.
one 4-year-old girl made a sign for pope francis. >> i love pope francis. >> it's a great opportunity, especially for them to grow up in the catholic faith and recognize that, you know, pope francis is here. >> reporter: again, the pope expected to leave his residence here shortly on the upper east side. right now 72nd shut down between fifth and park. also a good portion of madison avenue is closed here as well. just a few minutes ago, we spoke newspapers this morning. already frustrated by the closures and it's only 6:00 in the morning. back to you. >> all right, lori. thank you. pope francis will address world leaders this morning when he takes the stage at the united nations. >> katherine creag is there. you were saying earlier you thought people might be able if they went on some of the side streets there in the 50s to catch a glimpse of the motorcade. is that still the case? michael. that's what viewers want to know, if they can line up on first avenue. the side streets are open.
police officers are telling us there might be a chance, but they're also saying everything is subject to change. as darlene mentioned, world leaders will be here, but also a lot of young people. about 15 minutes ago, we saw a line forming here. then it just really got huge over the last several minutes or so. these are about 300 young people from various youth organizations. they were dropped off just minutes ago by the bus loads. they're about to go in. they're starting to walk in. the u.n. wanted them to be here very early. it's 6:00 a.m. 8:30 is when the pope is set to give his address. they'll be there as part of the general assembly to listen to the address. as for what the pope will say, we want to show you this video of his visit to congress. the vatican says pope francis will talk about the same issues he touched upon when he was meeting with congress. the need for peace, the plight of refugees and immigrants. also, he'll meet with u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon. he'll have a town hall with
the pope will talk about the syrian refugee crisis and how well off and wealthy nations need to help. >> nonetheless, when the stranger in our midst appears to us, we must not repeat the sins and the errors of the past. >> >> reporter: pope francis will be the fourth pope to give an address to world leaders. just all of these young people you see here, a few hundred of them. they're starting to go in. then it just kind of stopped. as you know, they have to go through security. so a bunch of people are let in. they have to go through the security machines, get their bags x-ray. but they will be there as part of not the general assembly exactly but they'll be able to listen to the address. back to you. >> i think often the thrill is just to be close, just to be in the area.
>> reporter: right, exactly. it's almost like you feel like you're blessed. even if he looks your way, it's really just a touching moment. incredible moment for so many people. a lot of excitement here from these young people. you'll hear from them in the next half hour. >> from the united nations, pope francis will head south to a prayer service at the 9/11 memorial and museum. >> tracie strahan is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. unlike the other events, this morning's visit by pope francis downtown is expected to be more of an experience. faith was such a crucial point to so many following the september 11th attacks. it only seems fitting pope francis becomes the first pope to visit the memorial. he'll offer prayers at the south pool when he first comes here. the south reflecting pool at the memorial. ahead of that, however, he will meet emotionally with ten families and first responders
directly impacted by the 9/11 attacks. we spoke to the fdny chaplain a short time ago who will be a part of today's multireligious program. he will be in attendance today. he says to him, as someone who was affected by the september 11th attacks, this is more than a visit to a historical site from the pope. it's a visit to sacred ground. >> it's not just a museum. you know, for us, it's sacred ground. and for a lot of these families, it's sacred grounds because a lot of these families haven't received the body parts back or anything. a lot of the body parts that have not been identified are interred in the museum. so it is a sacred place for them as well. >> reporter: now, pope francis will then have a private viewing of what millions have already come to see at the 9/11 memorial and museum. that piece of steel in the shape
he'll also see a bible that was recovered at ground zero as part of the day's ceremony as well. this program is just seen as another part of pope francis being as inclusive as he has been throughout his tenure. this is a multireligious program. we'll hear reflections from an imam, a rabbi, and from pope francis himself. back to you. >> looking forward to all of that. tracie, thank you. we'll be out there this morning. >> it's going to be very emotional, very beautiful. the 9/11 memorial, so beautiful and moving. >> it really is. we'll be out there as well. we'll check in with lauren. you've been keeping track of which roads to avoid, which streets to avoid and how everybody should be getting around today. >> that's right. the entire island of manhattan, stay away. we have a lot of bus detours out there. we're going to see a lot of changes and street closures. there's about 20 different buses affected by this. while we're encouraging you to take mass transit, you might want to try to get on the trains. if you're commuting into penn station today, only two
the one under the msg marquee on seventh avenue and 32nd. then the lirr entrance on 34th and seventh. those two entrances could be shut down at any time for security reasons as well. the streets around the garden will be shut down until midnight. if you thought you were going to be able to get through there after the papal mass, not really. for lirr commuters who would like to avoid penn station, you have options. you can transfer at jamaica to the e, j, or z. nj transit commuters, you have similar options. you could take nj transit an connect to the path at newark penn station. both of those apply for the reverse commute as well. try to leave early because it is going to be a pretty big mess over there by the garden. that's really all the things you
more coming up in a bit. >> okay, lauren. thank you. the pope will be making a visit to an east harlem school, and he's going to meet with special kids there. >> he will greet 250 students at our lady queen of angels. then he'll actually visit a classroom and chat with 24 catholic school students from across the archdiocese. he'll also be presented with many gifts. they include a soccer ball, tools, and a tool belt. >> some new yorkers had get a chance to see pope francis today at 5:00. that's when his procession travels through central park. now, the only ticketholders will be allowed past the eight-foot-tall fences that stretch along the park's western edge. 80,000 people won tickets in the lottery to see the holy father. officials will begin screening those ticketholders at about 11:00 this morning. you have to enter the park through assigned security gay gate -- gates.
>> and the grand finale comes tonight at madison square garden. mass begins at 6:30. officials say people should get there by 2:00 to get through security before the worship service. there's a two-hour show featuring harry connick jr. and gloria estefan. we're told pope francis will use the same chalice used by pope john paul in 1965. >> i'm going to have to talk to father brennan. see what we can work out. >> the pope sets the bar high, darlene. some fortune new yorkers have already gotten to spend a precious few moments with pope francis. >> we were in tears when kerry barrett told us this sorry. >> what a moment for this girl. a 12-year-old girl, the moment
she was in the crowd of several hundred at jfk. she was in a wheelchair will -- there with her family. on june 5th, she found she could no longer walk. she was there for a blessing from the pope. a lot of people reaching out to try and touch the holy father. julia seized this opportunity. >> i kissed his ring, and he put his hands on my forehead and he blessed me and he looked at me. >> what's that mane to you? >> it means that he's going to give me a miracle. >> what miracle are you asking for? >> to walk again. i know i will walk again because of him. >> oh, my goodness. she's a seventh grader at st. bernadette. she says her classmates helped her get there. everybody worked together to make it happen. her teachers, her family. she's there with her brothers
it's amazing to watch. >> it really is. >> she's hoping that day yesterday will help her in this battle. of course, we're all hoping and praying for her as well. >> absolutely. hoping and praying for her as well. thank you. >> you're welcome. stay with us for live coverage of the pope's events all day long. if you're not near a tv or a computer, you can still watch us any time, anywhere. download the news 4 new york app. we're going to wipe our tears and take a break. >> up next, people were not just lining up for pope francis this morning. we're going to tell you about a big release. it's a non-papal release happening in just a few hours. you're watching "today in new
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this month continues to be the warmest september on record. starting out in the 60s. by recess time, a little breezy and 73. by dismissal, about 75 with a partly cloudy sky. anything after school, look for temperatures in the low 70s. no rain to worry about. it stays quiet. future tracker shows that. we mix in a few more clouds day. it can, still some sun between those clouds. more cloud cover off to the soutr even tonight. during the dd tomorrow, same scenario. a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day. a fair amount of cloud cover blocking out the sun tomoroow from time to time, keeping our temperatures a little cooler. also, that northeast wind will make for some rough surf, maybe beach erosion by sunday. we see that northeast wind keeping temperatures cool. not a lot of moisture. perhaps a couple showers start to keep up towards monday. that would be about it. for the pope's activities today, towards the united nations at 8:30. 66 degrees and partly sunny. at the 9/11 memorial, 72 def,grees. he's harlem, about 4:00, 75.
the big procession through central park, where most folks will be out for that one, the weathe looks to be partly cloudy and about 74 degrees. so look for a high today of about 76 in the city. we'll see temperatures generally in the lower 70s along the coastal communities. 74 for tomorrow. 73 for sunday. windy over the weekend. showers on monday. au' aarming trend for tuesday and wednesday of next week. almost 6:19, commute time. >> things are looking pretty good on the roads. still mostly green out there. a live look at the belt parkway by 6efferts boulevard. a thlittle slow going making your way to jfk airport. it's not terrible. there's no accidents. just a little bit of congestion. then in manhattan, we're going to see tons of congestion today. just keep in mind the pope is headed to the u.n. general assembly around 8:30 a.m. we'll see all of these streets shut down as he needs to get from the upper east side to this area. a bunch of closures on the east side. seeing closures on the west side near central park for him sievng there later.
take the trains today. that's your be.t option. in fact, most of them are offering extra off-peek rvice. th offering extra service on the hoboken to 33rd street line. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. meter rules apply. more weather and traffic coming . lauren, thank you so much. 6:19. new this morning, investigators searching for the cause of a deadly fire in brooklyn. a 10-year-old boy was killed en fvamls tore through his bedroom. the fire broke out just before 10:00 last night in an apartment ats lewis pink houses in east new york. three siblings in the room were able to escape. officials say both parents were home at the time of the fire. 6:20 now. today, china'sth could make big environmental news. president obama will welcome xi jinping to the white house. last ight he welcomed him, actually. at their summit today, xi plans to announce china will begin in 2017 so-called cap and trade programs to cap di oxide emissions. that program setting a limit on
those greenhouse gas emissions. president obama will also meet with vladimir putin next week here in new york. and in this morning's cnbc money report, apple's iphone 6s and 6s plus go on sale in a few hours. people in sydney, australia, braved heavy rains to be the first to get their hands on them. the iphoneodels are the same in appearance as previous generations but irlude nse software features, including 3d touch and they also come in a new color, which is rose gold. so we'll see how popular they are. a little bigger, right? >> i don't know. >> like the size of a pizza box. >> that's about right, yes. coming up next, could the kgiants finally pull off a win? we'll show you how big blue performed during last night's gridiron battle with washington. don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team on faiths book and twitter.
in sports, the giantsowon. eli manning marked a milestone taking on washington. the giants added to their lead when eli found d o'dell beckham jr. in the fourth quarter. giants get their first win of the season 32-21. it also happens to be, just in case you didn't know, eli's 100th e n wit the team. so happy gianth fans around here. >> absolutely. that was fantastic. it's amazing how it all comes together, right? you make all the catches, make all the plays. >> you win the game. >> holy father is in town. not saying that had anything to do with it.
>> hail marys. >> didn't even need that. they've been leading most of the games they've played. we're hopefully not going to mess up this forecast for the pope. looks pretty good. we'll see a mix of clouds and sunshine. a breezy day. wind kicks up in thi afternoon. temperature-wise, 76. a little cooler than yesterday, but still nice and comfortable outside. into tonight, 60 should do it in the city with 40s and 50s in the suburbs. we've got some carryover into the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. >> i'm sorry. you just caught me cracking my knuckles. that was rude. i apologize. sorry. >> i was h ing i didn't do anything wrong. >> i forgot where i was for a second. >> all right. we have some subway delays out there. we'll start with those. when we go to full screen, darlene is going to punch michael. delays in both directions on the 2 and 5 trains. we'll take a live look outside at the brooklyn bridge where construction has cleared.
the gowanus getting into this area, but not as bad as usual. hopefully people are staying home today. >> thank you very much, lauren. it's 6:26. coming up next, a busy day ahead for pope francis. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live on the upper easside where security is tight as pope francis gets set to leave his residence. then he's got a very busy day ahead in new york city. i'll tell you what you can expect coming up. and if you have to head out the door, take us with you and keep watching. download the news 4 new york app
now at 6:30, joy and celebration across new york city as pope francis prepares for his first full day in manhattan. >> we want to show you some live pictures from the upper east side. that's where the holy father is staying right now at the start of his day. we'll break down everything that's happening today and what you need to know. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybayy. 6:30 a.m. on this friday. it's september 25th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the weather for today. >> good morning. the pope enjoyed nice weather yesterday evening.
a beautiful day again heading our way. maybe just a few more clouds in the mix but very comfortable. about 64 in town right now. 50s north and west of the city. not a lot of 40s. not quite as chilly. during the course of the day today, the breeze will kick up out of the northeast, get a little busier at times with a mix of clouds and sunshine. 73 by noon. 72 by 6:00. forecasting a high in between those hours of about 76 degrees. rest of the forecast coming up. 6:31, here's lauren scala. >> thanks, chris. we're encouraging everyone to take mass transit today. we have our first subway delay of the morning. both directions on the 2 and the 5. here's your commuter checklist. all major lines running on or close to schedule. extra off-peak service for metro north, lirr, and new jersey transit. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up in a bit. >> lauren, thank you very much. now to pope francis' historic visit here to new york city. it's going to be a whirlwind day
>> right now the pope is resting following last night's arrival, which saw massive clouds lining the streets of fifth anvenue just to catch a glimpse of the holy father. >> in about two hours, the pope will head to the united nations. he'll address the general assembly. then a motorcade to the september 11th memorial and museum for a multifaith service. >> at 4:00, the pope will visit our lady queen of angels catholic school in east harlem, followed by the procession through central park. and at 6:00, mass at madison square garden. >> we have a team of reporters covering everything you need to know. we're going to start with lori bordonaro on the upper east side where the holy father spent the night. the morning is about to get under way for him. >> reporter: it certainly is, michael. a very big day ahead. hopefully the pope got a good night's sleep last night. he's staying on the upper east side. you can see traffic is moving along madison.
that's good news for the rush hour. security here very tight around the pope's residence. it certainly will be for the rest of the day today. again, hopefully the pope is well rested. he's got a very busy day. he had a busy night last night, starting off at st. patrick's cathedral. pope francis making a grand entrance as he made his first new york stop at the iconic cathedral. he waved to fans who were lined up along fifth avenue. many clicking away, trying to capture a picture of the historic event. some were lucky they got a hug inside where the pope held evening prayer for a packed house. the mood very serious but also reflective. he commended strength of religious women. he spoke of the gratitude of hard work and even acknowledged the impact of the church's sex abuse scandal. a very emotional day for those who were there, but a frustrating time for new yorkers trying to navigate closures around new york. we just spoke to someone delivering newspapers who could not get past security.
every morning. they got it blocked off. i have to find other ways to do the paper. >> he's a man of god, and everyone -- he inspires people. he's a terrific person. >> reporter: as that man just told us, he says he can feel the pope's presence here. he says despite all of the gridlock that's expected today, he says it's a great thing for new york city. once again, pope francis expected to leave his residence here very shortly and arrive at the united nations around 8:30. back to you. >> thank you very much. groups are already starting to arrive at the united nations ahead of pope francis' address to general assembly later this morning. >> katherine creag is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. they sure are starting to arrive. a young lady we just talked with said this is an incredible opportunity and really a privilege to be here to hear the pope's address. as far as what's going on right now, you might be able to see some of the people around here arriving. what they're doing, they're getting in line to go through security.
you have u.n. staff members here but also hundreds of people, young people who are here from various youth organizations. there's a designated space for them to sit and hear the pope today when he gives the address to the general assembly. as u.n. workers just a short time ago began raising the flags of member nations, hundreds of young people started lining up. their excitement is contagious. they, along with world leaders, prime ministers, kings and queens, they will hear what the pope wants his global audience to focus on. much like his address to congress, the vatican says pope francis will talk about the need for peace, the plight of refugees and immigrants, and what governments can do in fighting poverty and religious persecution. he'll talk about the environment. one of the people who will get to hear him, we talked with her a short time ago and she told us this. >> we really want to see the world being united. when he was speaking with barack obama, saying exactly what should be the role of the united states for the inclusion part, that was something that
personally moved me a lot. >> reporter: seems like the understatement of the year to say this is a special day. it's always nice to see the flags when they go up. really, something that's important here outside of the u.n., the vatican flag is up for the very first time here. the first time the vatican flag has been raised here. the holy seas, as you know, is an observer of the united nations. we know the vatican flag is down there. it's just all the way down there. i think closer to 43rd street. but it is up for the first time. we're just getting even closer to the pope's arrival here to the u.n. back to you. >> okay, katherine, thank you very much. from the united nations, pope francis will head down to lower manhattan for a special prayer service at the 9/11 memorial and museum. >> tracie strahan is there with that. >> reporter: michael and darlene, this will mark another first for pope francis. he'll become the first pope to visit the 9/11 memorial and museum.
but really, it's the visits he'll have face to face ahead of today's program that will likely be the most emotional. the pope will meet with ten families of those impacted directly by the september 11th attacks. first responders as well as sthoez who lost loved ones in the event. he's then going to offer prayers, pausing at the south reflecting pool before going inside the foundation hall for a multireligious ceremony. it'll feature reflections from a rabbi, an imam, and from pope francis himself. we spoke to the fdny chaplain who will be in the audience today, who says it's pope francis' record of being inclusive that's most impressive. >> when benedict came, he prayed by himself. i don't know if you remember. it was a beautiful moment. the prayer was a beautiful prayer. but francis is taking it to a logical next step. he says, well, i'm going to go there and pray, but i want all of you to pray with me and not
just catholics or christians but people of all faiths. you know, we have to pray together. if we want peace in this world, we got to unify and do it together. >> reporter: pope francis will then have a private viewing of what roughly 6 million people see just about every time they come under one world trade to the september 11th memorial and museum, that cross of steel that was recovered by firefighters at ground zero. he'll also see a bible that was recovered here. a beautiful sunrise already this morning. already security pretty tight down here. it's getting more and more intense as the morning goes on. he will expect to be down here at 11:30 today. back to you. >> all right, tracie. we'll be there as well. you'll be there providing coverage. it's going to be a very emotional visit. >> it will be. as we were just discussing as tracie was giving us her report, this is the pope's first visit to the september 11th museum because pope benedict was here in 2008, but it wasn't constructed yet.
we want to check in with lauren. what's going to happen throughout the day is these rolling closures throughout different parts of manhattan as the holy father travels around. >> right. it affects a lot of manhattan. upper west side, upper east side, harlem, midtown east, lower manhattan. of course, we have the area around madison square garden where some of the streets are already shut down. any streets that are shut down around madison square garden will remain shut down until midnight. if you were hoping to get around through that area at least on the roads after the papal mass, it's still going to be out there until midnight. at penn station today, only two entrances will be open. the one under the madison square garden marquee and the lirr exit at 34th street. expect a lot of congestion there. lirr commuter, if you'd like to avoid penn station, you have options. transfer to the subway at atlantic terminal from jamaica or at woodside or hunter's point avenue. nj transit commuters, similar story there. you can connect to the path at newark penn or to the hoboken terminal for path trains or the
ferries, which are all doing just fine. everything is running on or close to schedule. these are great options. they work for the reverse commute as well. general assembly, these are the street closures already out there. 42nd street ramps to and from the fdr drive are shut down. the pope will have to get from the upper east side there by 8:30. so we're going to see a lot of closures in between here and the upper east side. definitely plan ahead. back to you, darlene and michael. >> lauren, thank you. 6:40 right now. this afternoon, pope francis will making a visit to east harlem to meet with some special school kids. >> he's going to greet 250 students at our lady queen of angels. then he'll visit a classroom and speak with 24 catholic school students from across the archdiocese. he'll be presented with gifting include ing a soccer ball, tools and a tool belt, and a set of linens.
>> after he leaves east harlem, some lucky new yorkers will get a chance to see him when his procession travels through central park from west drive to 72nd street. only ticketholders will be allowed past the eight-foot fence. 80,000 people did win tickets in a lottery to see him. officials will begin screening those ticketholders at around 11:00 this morning. >> then pope francis will celebrate mass at 6:30 tonight at madison square garden. 20,000 worshippers expected to attend. officials warn they'll have to get there as early as 2:00 p.m. to get through security. before that worship service starts, there's going to be a two-hour performance featuring harry connick jr. and gloria estefan estefan. we're told he will use the same chalice as pope paul vi who said mass at yankee stadium in 1965. do stay with us for live coverage of the pope's events
if you're not near a tv or a computer, you can still watch any time, anywhere. just download the news 4 new york app. 6:41. coming up next, you may want to keep your eyes on the skies this weekend. we'll tell you about the rare celestial sight happening for the first time in three decades. and the sky looks good right now. we have sunshine heading our way for today. temperatures very comfortable once again. good day to be outdoors. weekend looks breezy but nice. next chance for showers on monday. we'll talk about this when
6:45 right now. this is a double feature night for stargazers. actually, sunday night. you can see a reddish super moon and a lunar eclipse. a super moon happens when the moon is closest to the earth. it appears larger and brighter. an eclipse is when the earth's orbit falls between the sun and the moon. nasa says the combination hasn't happened for 30 years and won't happen again until my 35th
birthday in 2033. >> you can see it again. young chap that he is. >> little wet behind the ears right now, aren't you? >> yes, he is. >> unfortunately, we may be wet behind the ears that night. >> we might not see it? >> i'm pretty bummed out. that's one of those things you can look at with the naked eye. you don't need any special instrument. let's hope the forecast changes. meantime, looks great today. the pope is here. everything is fine. weather looking good. a lot of folks going to be outside along his route throughout the day. very comfortable. starting out at 64 degrees. the sky is partly cloudy to clear. we have a light breeze. what to expect as we go through the day, starting out this morning, the temperatures not quite as chilly as they were yesterday morning. we'll have that cool breeze. sunshine mixed with clouds. temperatures back into the mid-70s. into connecticut we go early on this morning. stanford is 52. a lot of 50s here. down to 52 in fairfield.
across the island, it's only in the low 60s. yesterday morning, you were considerably cooler than that. no 40s out there. a veil of high clouds. the sun will be able to get through this from time to time. the rain, that's not heading in our direction any time soon. we have high pressure to the north that's going to hold it off. you can see that milky sky out there right now. we'll have filtered sunshine throughout the day today. as the pope heads towards the united nations, about 66 degrees. the 9/11 memorial service, about 72 degrees. all very comfortable conditions. east harlem at 4:00, 75. the biggest crowd in central park at around 5:00, 74 degrees. a comfortable breeze throughout the day. comfortable temperatures. 76. tnt tonight we're looking at 40s and 50s. tomorrow, a mix of sun and clouds. it'll feel nice. into the weekend, we're going to have that strong east to northeasterly fetch. there could be coastal flooding at times, beach erosion as well sunday into monday.
by monday, there could be a few showers out of that system. low 70s over the weekend and windy. shower threat is monday. drier and warmer tuesday and wednesday before it cools off on thursday. let's find out about the commute right now from lauren. >> okay. just a couple trouble spots out there on the roads. we have a lot of closures in manhattan. heading over to the newark bay extension bridge, a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane causing delays. over on the long island expressway, our second accident out there. eastbound, this one is by utopia boulevard. that one is definitely causing delays. westbound not so bad. if you're getting on the trains, we did have delays in both directions on the 2 and 5. this just came in. there is a suspension. no service on the 2 or 5 in both directions between franklin and flat bush avenues. i will keep you posted on that. otherwise, subways look good. major rail lines look good. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today, but meter rules still apply. back to you. >> lauren, thank you. come
welcome back. 64 degrees out. our view from the top of the rock. it is beautiful on this friday morning. >> the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes on this busy friday. we want to check in with matt and savannah and see what's ahead. welcome back from washington. >> thank you so much. good morning. now the pope takes manhattan. massive crowds were there to greet him. major security as well. we know you guys have been covering this. this will be the busiest day of his u.s. tour so far. we've got it all covered for you live. >> then how the pope is spending his private time here in america. and we'll tell you about our brief encounter with him last night. >> we've got that plus two entertainment icons stopping by. two-time oscar winner robert de niro will be here. >> and music legend kenny rodgers has big news to share
when we see you on a friday morning here on "today." darlene, i loved your stuff from cuba earlier. >> thank you so much. i really appreciate it. >> really nice. >> it was a real big team effort. we appreciate that you liked it. thanks. >> all right, guys. thank you so much. up next, we're going to check in with chris and get your weekend
his first full day in manhattan. >> lori bordonaro kicks off our team coverage on the upper east side. that's where the holy father is going to start his day. >> reporter: there's a lot of anticipation here on the upper east side. pope francis getting ready to leave his residence very shortly. i want to show you the scene, show you what's happening here on 72nd street and madison. there's a lot of security out here. there are throngs of nypd officers. they have a command center here to keep pope francis safe during his two-day visit. as lauren has been mentioning, closures all morning long. right now it appears madison avenue is moving. certainly a lot more closures as the pope travels throughout the city. as one man told us, it is all worth it because he is so inspiring and this is such a rare opportunity. michael and darlene, back to you. >> all right, lori. thank you. now to katherine creag at the u.n. where pope francis will make his first stop of the day. kat? >> reporter: he sure will. what happens here every day, the member nations flags go up, like
they're up now. truly this is a momentous day. it is a different day, a tremendous day for so many people. world leaders but also hundreds of young people from various youth organizations, they will hear the pope's address to the general assembly. the u.n. invited the youth organizations to be here, and they went in through security just a short time ago. much like his address to congress, the vatican says pope francis will talk about the need for peace, the plight of refugees, immigrants, the environment. we're about an hour and a half away from the pope's arrival. we also understand, darlene and michael, he'll have a town hall with u.n. staff members. i have to tell you the excitement here, you can feel it. >> we can see it there, kat. thanks so much. from the u.n., pope francis is going to head to the 9/11 memorial and museum. tracie strahan is there for us. >> reporter: no shortage of emotion expected when pope francis comes to lower manhattan. he's expected to meet face to face with families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks. first, the pontiff will come to the south reflecting pool and
he'll then meet with ten families chosen that were affected by the attacks. he'll then go inside during a multireligious ceremony, featuring reflections from a rabbi, an imam, and pope francis himself. he'll then have a private viewing of a piece of steel recovered by firefighters in the form of a cross. it was the center piece of mass held at ground zero immediately after the attacks. he will also see a bible recovered at ground zero. all this happening at 11:30 today. security already tight in lower manhattan, anticipating his visit. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thank you very much. we appreciate tracie reporting with that sore throat. she's not feeling well. we appreciate her being there under the weather. >> and today is going to be such a crucial day in terms of closures and changes. >> especially around madison square garden. a lot of street closures out there until midnight. only two entrances open at penn station. we have all of this on our website, nbcnewyork.com. and how to navigate it. if you're getting on the trains
between flat bush avenue and franklin avenue on the 2 and 5 in both directions. otherwise, major commuter lines look good. all offering extra service of sorts today. you should be able to get around. if you're getting on the roads right now, a disabled vehicle on the new york state throughway. that's call using delays for people heading to the tappan zee bridge. also an accident on the l.i.e. by utopia boulevard. >> in pretty good shape again. it continues today. not as bright and sunny as the last couple days. there will be more of a breeze out of northeast. more clouds mixing with the sunshine. no rain to worry about. that breeze will make it very comfortable to be outside. a high of 76. 60-ish tonight. 50 in the suburbs. windy over the weekend. a storm system sitting to the south of us. doesn't bring any rain our way. just a mix of clouds and sun on sad. plenty of clouds on sunday. rain chances sunday night into monday.
warming trend next week. 80-ish on tuesday. cools off on thursday. perfect today for the pope. very comfortable to be outside. no problems from the weather. >> sounds good. nice to hear it. stay with us for live coverage of the pope's events all day long. if you're not near a tv or computer, you can still watch us any time, anywhere. just download the news 4 new york app. >> in fact, we're going to make our way down to the 9/11 memorial museum for pope francis' time there. " the "today" show is up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. new york city marathon. pope francis gets set for his busiest day yet, the u.n., ground zero, harlem, central park, madison square garden all on the schedule. [ cheers and applause ] last night an unforgettable welcome at st. patrick's cathral. >> papa francisco, welcome to st. patrick's cathedral.
>> and a moment savannah and i will never forget today, friday, september 25th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," pope francis in america, with the matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to today on a friday morning. beautiful view of st. patrick's cathedral just across fifth avenue from us here, and, boy, let's talk for a second, because the images last night were amazing. the pope arriving in new york city for the first time ever. thousands of people lining the streets. there he is in the popemobile. he walked down the center aisle of that newly refurbished cathedral, and it was spectacular. >> it was an electric moment inside that hall, and we were lucky enough to get to be there and watch him walk in and to hear the applause and to feel
>> timothy cardinal dolan asked me and savannah to be the master of ceremonies at a program that preceded the pope's arrival because people had to get to that kathd dural cathedral because of security and we introduced speakers and then we had amazing seats for the prayer service. >> and then we had a moment we'll never forget. we got to shake hands with pope francis, he's as warm as you can imagine, and i have to say this was a moment for us, matt, but what i keep thinking about is right as he passed me, and these nuns just hugged him and he really stood there, spent a moment with them there, and their faces right afterwards >> yeah. they are saying something in my ear right now. videos are great, but sometimes still photos capture a moment even better. we have some photos from the >> that's amazing. us this morning.
>> savannah, you wondered if any of this was captured on camera. >> wow. >> what an honor. >> there's a good photo right there, and our thanks to everyone at st. patrick's and certainly kimothy cardinal dolan. >> we're reflecting the pope's glow there. so honor to get to have that moment. so many people are having these moments with the pope as he spends these days in our country and here in new york he's here for a couple of days and will go on to philadelphia. and we have to say his itinerary is jam-packed. >> getting it all covered on the first stop of this day, a speech before world leaders at the u.n. that's where we find nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. in washington pope francis was really speaking to congress and the american people, but today he will be addressing the world. this is going to be the largest most powerful gathering ever un boder one roof. there isn't a bigger international stage than this. the 70th anniversary of the united nations, 170 world leaders will be here. presidents, prime ministers,