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07.08.15 Liam Mathews

On the evening of July 7, a simulated explosion rocked Avenue B between 6th and 7th Streets during filming for the Netflix series Jessica Jones, which is based on a Marvel comic. This is fine. Filming stuff on location in New York City earns tax revenue and lends credibility to productions and gives any ordinary […]

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04.06.15 Liam Mathews

An unidentified plumber has admitted to illegally tapping the gas line at 121 2nd Avenue, the site of March 26th’s fatal explosion. The New York Post reports that the plumber confessed to rigging an illegal hookup to supply gas to the building’s upstairs apartments under the orders of Michael Hrynenko Jr., the landlord’s son. “Investigators […]

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04.02.15 Bucky Turco

According to Buzzfeed, the East Village explosion was a terrible tragedy that could have been prevented if it were not for the gas leak old bricks. Reporter Nicolás Medina Mora argues that the “destruction…highlighted the lingering pitfalls of an aging stock of buildings that is ill-equipped to withstand any sort of significant trauma.” Considering the […]

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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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