The world's biggest Ferris wheel is to be built on Staten Island , in an ambitious attempt to draw tourists to what's sometimes known as the city's "forgotten borough," officials announced Thursday
The $230 million attraction, to be called the New York Wheel, is to grace a spot overlooking the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline. The 625-foot-tall structure will be the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel and would swing higher than the Singapore Flyer, the London Eye, and a "High Roller" wheel planned in Las Vegas.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2014 on the privately financed project, which also includes a 100-shop outlet mall and a 200-room hotel. The grand opening could come by the end of 2015.
A 6-foot sand tiger shark was caught last night in
The fisherman,known locally as "Shark Tony," was in a kayak about 200 yards off-shore near
Witnesses say after a group of people gathered to look at the shark and snap some pictures, they released it back into the water.
Katy Perry and some pals visited a water park in San Dimas, Calif., and the singer looked like she was having a blast in the water. The one problem? Her stylish two-piece wasn't exactly wave-friendly.
Hey, it happens to all of us….. except there usually aren't paparazzi waiting around to capture it on film.
The Summer Streets program is back, from until
That means seven miles of
There will be free dance and yoga classes, free use of bikes and roller blades and a 160-foot long zip line at
If that's too challenging, there's the 25 foot climbing wall in
For more on the events, visit NYC.gov/SummerStreets
NASA's science rover Curiosity landed on Mars shortly after this morning (August 6th), set to begin a two-year mission to look for evidence that the planet once had the necessary elements for life.