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Last week the Department of Buildings approved architect Joseph Pell Lombardi’s plan to remove a fire escape from the front of 69 Greene Street, a landmarked building in Soho. DNAinfo reports that the DOB approved the plan despite opposition from residents and the FDNY. Lombardi also intends to remove a fire escape from 71 Greene […]

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A guy in Queens just embodied the reason why you’re supposed to tell a cop or an MTA employee or the fire department if you drop something and you can’t get to it. On Tuesday morning, a man dropped his keys into a sidewalk subway grate on Jackson Avenue, near the Court Square station. Instead […]

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The woman struck by a piece of wood that fell off a Soho building on Friday is shaken but recovering, according to DNAinfo. Marie Dehrehndorf, a 19-year-old tourist from Germany, was hit in the head as she walked on Broadway on her very first day in New York. She has some staples in her scalp […]

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A piece of wood fell off a Soho building and struck a woman on the head as she walked down the street Friday afternoon. The accident occurred just after 1 PM in front of 580 Broadway, the building that houses ANIMAL’s office. UPDATE: An FDNY spokesman told ANIMAL that he didn’t know what hit the […]

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The Tribeca firehouse that served as the ghost-catching outfit’s headquarters in Ghostbusters will be closing for a 3-year-long gut renovation, according to Downtown Express — because that’s how long it will take to capture all the ghosts running loose in the building. An FDNY spokesperson told Downtown Express that the floor in the 110-year-old Ladder […]

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Ahlam Ahmed, a senior at Al-Ihsan Academy in Queens, could become New York’s first-ever Muslim female firefighter, according to The Village Voice. Ahmed was one of the participants in the FDNY’s first Women’s History Month Female Outreach Event on March 28. Women are a rarity among the FDNY. Only 44 of the city’s 10,4000 firefighters […]

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While firefighters were beating back the remaining flames of the seven-alarm fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in the East Village, smoke-eaters on the Upper East Side were dealing with their own three-alarm fire on 66th Street. Though eclipsed by coverage of the more impressive and dangerous flames farther south, ABC News reports the 1:30 […]

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A three-story building under construction in Hell’s Kitchen partially collapsed on Wednesday afternoon. The FDNY said that the call came in at 2:37 PM. MANHATTAN | W57 ST & 11TH AVE | *BUILDING COLLAPSE | REPORT OF PPL PINNED, BUILDING UNDER DEMOLITION, NYPD K-9 ENROUTE — One Police Plaza (@1PolicePlaza) February 25, 2015 As of […]

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New York City’s Department of Investigation has released a report blaming the Bloomberg administration for mishandling the upgrade to the city’s 911 communication system, which is reportedly almost $1 billion over budget. The Emergency Communication Transformation Program (ECTP) upgrade was expected to cost $1.345 billion, with the upgrade scheduled for completion in 2017. In the […]

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A new FDNY logo commemorating the department’s 150 year anniversary features the same Statue of Liberty design used by the New York Rangers. The patch, which was unveiled in a ceremony in December, was designed by Richard I. Miranda, a firefighter of 17 years. DNAinfo reports: According to sources, Miranda told FDNY officials that several […]

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