From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Respond below with the stories you’re talking about, or tweet them to us using #InstantIndex and they could appear on “World News.”
Picture: Lights Out in Lower Manhattan
Photographer Iwan Bann snapped this incredible shot of lower Manhattan after power was cut to the area. The photo, which is featured on the cover of New York Magazine, clearly shows half of the island bathed in darkness while the rest of the island continues to glow.
Number: 26.2 Miles; Thousands Plan to Run the Canceled NYC Marathon Today
Though Superstorm Sandy forced the cancelation of the ING New York City marathon, a group of almost 2,000 runners came to Central Park today to run 26.2 miles anyway. The run was organized on Facebook using the group name, “Run Anyway New York City Marathon.” In order to complete the requisite 26.2 miles, runners would need to complete four loops of Central Park.
Quote: “We Shoot Looters”
A sign reading “we shoot looters,” serves to highlight the frustration and lawlessness being dealt with by storm victims in hard-hit areas. Many residents still without power and basic supplies are on guard against potential looters.
Flooding in the Tunnels
As New Yorkers are promised a return to full service by Monday, the MTA has released photos documenting the severity of the underground flooding, and revealing the Herculean effort required to pump New York City subway tunnels free of water.