Eric Meier is Founding Editor of Ultimate Unexplained (http://UltimateUnexplained.com) and lead explorer of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) He is a native Michigander with an interest in geography and history - but will try to keep the reads not as snoozy as you might remember from school.
How to Read a New York State Highway Little Green Sign
These little green signs pepper every state highway in New York. Each of these signs is unique and tells you a surprising amount of information about the road on which you're traveling.
How Many of These New York State Restaurants Have You Visited?
Recently Buzzfeed featured a list of 240 fast food, fast casual and chain restaurants and asked readers how many of them had been checked off their food bucket list. (I got 104, by the way, no big deal.) Buzzfeed's list is a little unfair unless you're extremely well traveled, as many of the restaurants are highly localized to different regions of the country or even Canada.
What are the Best Tourist Traps in New York State? Our Top 5
Is the Rockefeller Center Observation Deck in midtown Manhattan really the best 'tourist trap' in New York State? That's what Huffington Post Travel said recently. We beg to differ. Here are our choices for the top 5 tourist 'traps' in the Empire State...
Passenger Train Derails in the Bronx, Killing Several and Injuring Dozens More
A Hudson Line Metro North train that departed from Poughkeepsie, NY derailed in the Bronx at about 7:30 this morning before reaching its destination at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Multiple media sources report that 4 people have died and 63 others suffered injuries. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the press this morning and confirmed the deaths.
President Obama Speaks at Henninger High School in Syracuse – Live Blog
President Barack Obama continues his swing though Upstate NY at Henninger High School. We are live blogging the event. The president's speech is expected to start just before 6PM.
Remembering Ape the K9 FBI Dog Killed During the Herkimer Standoff
One of the heroes that emerged from the 15 hour standoff with Kurt Myers, the alleged perpetrator in the shootings in Herkimer and Mohawk, was a German shepherd named Ape.
Brian Kelly Will Stay at Notre Dame and Not Leave For the NFL
Media outlets in South Bend are reporting that Notre Dame's head football coach, Brian Kelly, is staying at the university.
UPDATE: Firefighters Shot and Killed in Rochester Suburb of Webster [VIDEO]
Google Street ViewTwo firefighters are dead near Rochester while at least two others are recovering after being shot while working a blaze in Webster early on Christmas Eve (Monday) morning. Law enforcement now says that the gunman intentally set the fire and laid in wait for firefighters to arrive...
President Barack Obama’s Name Spelled Wrong on Ballots Printed by Oneida County
Despite having been checked and double checked, the ballot prepared for the November 6 general election has Barack Obama's name misspelled.
Power Outage in East Utica, Portions of Frankfort, Schuyler – Traffic Lights Out, Proctor Football Postponed [UPDATE]
The Utica Police Department is advising caution when driving through parts of the city this evening as street lights are out at many intersections in East Utica due to a power outage.