Dramatic scenes followed an explosion in uptown Manhattan as emergency services attempted to clear the area surrounding the blast. Juan Ponce, who lives close to where the explosion took place, captured this footage minutes after the blast. Ponce said the windows of a store a block away from the explosion shattered due to the strength of the blast. Credit: Juan Ponce
A hoarder in Manhattan is running out of space - and time. Kevin McCrary has a 30-year build-up of junk in his rent-controlled $1400-per-month Upper East Side Apartment, but is now trying to save what he can after receiving a final notice of eviction from his landlord to move out by Friday March 14, 2014. Kevin's "collection" grew so large and blocked the main entrance to the abode that he was forced to enter his apartment by fire escape ladder. He also stores a surplus of trash in his van outside the building. Unemployed McCrary, 65, is the son of early radio personalities Tex McCrary and Jinx Falkenburg. The owners of the building made three failed attempts to previously evict him.
Videographer / Director: Laurentiu Garofeanu
Producer: Liam Miller
Editor: Ian Phillips
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The only man in the world who can swim with a polar bear
Grizzly man Mark Dumas, 60, is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear and the only man in the world that can swim with a polar bear. And as these incredible pictures show Grizzly Man, the fearless polar bear handler from Abbotsford, British Columbia, even goes for dip in his swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together. Grizzly Man Mark and wife Dawn, 60, train the 60-stone (800lb) friendly polar bear - the world's largest land predator - to star in high-budget TV adverts. Agee the polar bear has even performed in movies like 'Alaska' in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old. With his incredibly intimate bond Grizzly Man Mark Dumas wrestles on the grass with polar bear Agee, kisses her, puts his head in the polar bear's huge jaws, and even bear hugs her as she rears up on her hind legs to over seven feet. Mark and Dawn have owned Agee since she was six weeks old and the colossal polar bear even lived in their home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed.