Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

The Second Avenue Subway Makes The Network News

The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams ran a story this evening about the Second Avenue Subway.

Intended for a U.S. audience of nearly 8 million, the broadcast news program tonight offered a concise and skillful portrayal of technical, historical and societal aspects of ongoing Second Avenue Subway construction.

Following is an embedded copy of the NBC story that ran this evening, along with an outtake "web only" video.

"Inside the Second Avenue subway construction site" NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Reported by Katy Tur/NBC New York Video (2:27) - Originally broadcast 4/4/12 Long time viewers of this blog will recognize that some of the video used in the NBC piece was sourced from video that I shot just over two years ago.  My original story, about the blasting on 2nd Avenue, can be found on this link -- "Blasting on Second Avenue". ‘Massive is an understatement’ Video (2:01) - 4/4/12 An outtake from the NBC Nightly News story.
Here's a listing of the recent additions to the right-hand column of The Launch Box Blasting Notice: 83rd to 87th streets MTA Capital Construction Second Avenue Subway Public Workshop MTACC President's Opening Presentation 3/20/12 Bill A9193-2011: Air Quality Monitoring New York State Assembly Sponsored by Assemblymember Dan Quart A proposed act, "to amend the [New York State] environmental conservation law in relation to requiring air quality monitoring within a one mile radius of any major mass transportation project that involves an excavation operation within a city having a population of one million or more." Int 0820-2012: Air Quality Monitoring For Certain Construction Projects Sponsored by Council Members Lappin, Chin, Garodnick, James, Levin, Mark-Viverito, Palma and Rose
The New York City Council
A proposed local law, "to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to air quality monitoring for certain construction projects."