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04.01.15 Prachi Gupta

ABC7 reports that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is now “fully engaged” in the investigation of the East Village blast. “This is going to be a slow, methodical investigation,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post. “We will be talking to everybody — witnesses, the contractor, the plumbers and landlord, gas experts — […]

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03.26.15 Bucky Turco

Over 250 firefighters and 130 police officers swarmed 2nd Avenue and 7th street on Thursday afternoon after an explosion collapsed two buildings and ignited a seven-alarm fire in the East Village. At least a dozen people were injured. According to the FDNY, the explosion leveled 123 Second Avenue and partially collapsed 121 Second Avenue; a […]

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12.29.14 Prachi Gupta

Hundreds of people are expected to sue New York City following March’s devastating East Harlem explosion, which destroyed two buildings, killed eight people, and wounded at least 70 others. DNAinfo reports that the city could “face up to $1 billion in payouts,” ranging from wrongful death to property damage lawsuits. First responders injured by the […]

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06.28.10 Bucky Turco

According to Gothamist, Con Ed is using robocalls to ask patriotic Brooklyn residents in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed-Stuy, and Park Slope to please turn off all non-essential shit, which means everything but the fridge, or there could be a borough-wide brownout. So please heed the calls fellow Brooklynites, in solidarity I promise […]

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