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Gun violence is a serious problem all over the city, but the East River Houses in Harlem have been hit particularly hard by the recent rise in shootings. According to ABC7, three shootings have killed two people in the past week. In this climate, it is totally understandable are scared and looking for solutions. But […]

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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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The explosion that rocked East Harlem yesterday, collapsing two buildings, has killed seven people. At least five people are still missing, and 60 are injured. “Those who are missing could well be safe in another location,” said Mayor de Blasio. “There’s a tremendous amount of anxiety, but suffice it to say that every effort is […]

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While this amateur Facebook video showed the chaos and confusion on the ground after this morning’s explosion in East Harlem, the above photos, published by the MTA, capture the immediate relief effort. Firefighters spray down the burning buildings from atop cherry pickers, rail workers clear Metro-North tracks of debris, and the smoke billows on. See them in […]

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A Harlem photographer recorded the below video, seemingly shortly after the explosion in East Harlem that killed at least two people and injured 20. Though it’s only about 15 seconds long, it reflects the chaos on the ground this morning, as police usher people to safety, pulling them out of their cars and onto the […]

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At around 9 this morning, an explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem collapsed two buildings and shut down Metro North service, injuring at least 11 people. Several media outlets are reporting that one to two people have died. UPDATE (12:25PM): The NYPD is reporting two deaths and 17 injuries. According to Mayor de […]

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A black off-duty police officer was fatally shot by a white cop who mistook him for a criminal last night in East Harlem. The victim, Officer Omar Edwards, was wearing plainclothes and chasing down a robbery suspect when the unnamed white officer opened fire, killing him with two shots. “This is always a black cop’s […]

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