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Manhattan (New York City)

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  • #explore44: A Quest Along Our Iconic Highway Kicks Off Monday

    #explore44: A Quest Along Our Iconic Highway Kicks Off Monday
    Think of any major theme in the development of Connecticut and chances are good that if it's not on the shoreline, it has unfolded along Route 44. Starting Monday and through most of July, The Courant will bring to life the iconic, historic U.S. highway...
  • New York: A visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum

    New York: A visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum
    Perhaps you’ve heard the complaints about the National September 11 Memorial Museum: Some think it’s too expensive (admission is $24); others decry the inclusion of a gift store.   Some relatives of those of those who died in the Sept. 11,...
  • Maturity, patience pays off for the long-distance swimmer

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marathon swimmer Doug McConnell circumnavigated the island of Manhattan to clinch the Triple Crown of open water swimming and join an elite club of less than 100 members worldwide. Although he started swimming as a youngster, the 56-...
  • Shark attack victim stared 'eyeball to eyeball' with predator

    Shark attack victim stared 'eyeball to eyeball' with predator
    A long-distance ocean swimmer who was attacked by a great white shark at Manhattan Beach over the weekend said he stared the predator in the eye as it sunk its teeth into his chest before finally releasing him. Steven Robles, a 50-year-old real estate...
  • Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers

    Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers
    The weekend biting of a long-distance swimmer by a great white shark exposed an uneasy coexistence between fishermen and beachgoers at Manhattan Beach Pier. The swimmer, Steve Robles, a 50-year-old real estate professional, is expected to recover from...
  • Shark bite: Fishermen were mindful of swimmer safety, one says

    Shark bite: Fishermen were mindful of swimmer safety, one says
    The fishermen who hooked a great white shark in Manhattan Beach on Saturday were trying to guide the fish to deep water and away from swimmers when it bit one, one of the fishermen said Sunday. Some beachgoers have been critical of the fishermen...
  • Fishermen not 'chumming' on pier before shark attack, witness says

    Fishermen not 'chumming' on pier before shark attack, witness says
    A great white shark that bit a swimmer near Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday was not attracted to the area by chumming, according to an aquarium director who witnessed the incident. Three fishermen were using baited fishing lines thrown from the pier,...
  • Swimmer bitten by shark off Manhattan Beach describes ordeal

    A swimmer who was attacked by a shark near the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday described the incident as terrifying, saying “I felt the shark biting into me and I thought this is it.” Steven Robles was out for a swim with about a dozen...
  • 'Agitated' shark bites swimmer off California beach

    'Agitated' shark bites swimmer off California beach
    A 7-foot great white shark bit a swimmer off the coast near Manhattan Beach in Southern California on Saturday, leaving the man with moderate injuries, a fire department official said. The shark bit the long-distance swimmer in the upper torso and...
  • Video emerges showing shark attack off Manhattan Beach Pier

    A video has emerged showing a shark attack that left a swimmer injured near the Manhattan Beach Pier. One video, posted on by LoudLabs News on YouTube, shows the shark "jumping right on top" of the swimmer, as one of the people heard on the recording...
  • Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says

    Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says
    Sharks are not an uncommon sight in the waters off the Manhattan Beach Pier, but attacks like the one Saturday are rare, experts said. A swimmer was attacked by a shark Saturday morning. The unidentified victim, described as a long-distance swimmer...