"It's dirty, and it's getting a little crazy down there. It just feels like you wouldn't want to be out at night. Everything's pitch dark. I'm tired of it, big-time.".— New York City resident Michael Tomeo as he left the storm-ravaged city on a bus to Philadelphia.
"Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be — given this week's devastation — should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action."— New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his endorsement of President Barack Obama, saying he shows leadership in fighting climate change.
"She had grabbed the knife and she made both victims kneel and begin praying. She began stabbing her son Justin and told him he was going to heaven tonight. He pleaded for his life and told her to stop. But she continued stabbing him until he was dead." — DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin describing how Illinois police believe Elzbieta Plackowska killed her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl who she was babysitting.