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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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The hallowed grounds of Prospect Park, site of goat heads and other creepy things, burst into flame on Monday night as a fire coursed through it. According to CBS2, the was reported around 8:20 PM and put out by 10:20 PM. ABC reports that about 60 firefighters arrived to the scene, in the southwest area […]

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Pommes Frites was a beloved East Village institution located at 123 2nd Ave before its building was destroyed in last week’s gas explosion, but it could return again: the french fry shop’s owners posted a note on their website and Facebook page asking for donations to help them rebuild, Eater first reported. The note reads: […]

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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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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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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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Thanks to the continued snow, ice and road salt, manhole covers are still popping off all over the city. According to ABC7, up to 13 covers exploded into the air on Greenpoint’s Norman Avenue early Thursday morning, a manhole fire broke out in Richmond Hill, and on Wednesday afternoon, officials responded to a manhole fire […]

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The burnt down CitiStorage warehouse, which briefly transformed into an unlikely ice fortress at the Williamsburg riverfront, has reignited talks about finishing the Bushwick Inlet Park the New York Times reports. The park has been a decade-long dream. After a 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg brought high-rises into the area, city officials promised residents […]

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Since Sunday, Con Edison has responded to over 200 manhole explosions throughout the city. So far at least one person has been hospitalized: a 71-year-old man who was struck in the head while walking his dog in Park Slope Monday morning, and a second person was injured. Other incidents of manhole explosions include one on […]

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Firefighters are still working around the clock to put out the seven-alarm fire that torched a massive Williamsburg warehouse on Saturday morning. When ANIMAL visited the building late Tuesday afternoon, it looked more like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude than a CitiStorage facility that once housed six million cubic feet of medical records and other city […]

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