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Tapped In: Sandy Aid; Fire Fatalities; Ed Potter Award

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

fire Compiled by Paul Bisceglio NADLER, CUOMO ATTACK DELAY IN SANDY AID The House of Representatives’ failure to vote on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill last week prompted a number of angry responses by local elected officials representing the storm-ravaged city. “This is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who are struggling [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Basement Fire, Clown Death, Vegan Ice Cream Store Closes, NYC Virtual Hospitals

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

2274709423_6d45976b67 Dozens Injured in Basement Fire Last Friday morning, 27 people were injured in an electrical fire on Water Street. Four people were brought to New York Downtown Hospital, firefighters said. According to DNAinfo.com, the fire at 55 Water St. occurred at about 9:45 a.m. The 54-story building recently restored power after Hurricane Sandy. All victims [&hellip
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DeKalb Station Survives Fire

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by David Shankbone, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   A fire beneath a subway tunnel just north of DeKalb Avenue station caused line delays and closures Tuesday evening. The two-alarm blaze began around 3 p.m., and was caused by a shorted cable beneath a manhole, according to FDNY. Authorities removed power from the station as firefighters arrived on the scene [&hellip
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One World Trade Center Is Not on Fire

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by Joscarfas, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio Don’t panic! The fire that reportedly broke out on 1 World Trade Center’s 88th floor this morning was just welding, FDNY officials said. 84 firefighters rushed to the ground zero construction site at about 7:45 a.m. Steve Coleman, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, told the [&hellip
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The Sinkhole That Swallowed Bay Ridge Street Not the First the City Has Seen

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo of the Bar Ridge Sinkhole by Twitter user @gazawia When she left to walk the dog yesterday afternoon, Maddie Flood found something unusual in the middle of the street outside her Bay Ridge home: an enormous hole. Flood and her mother Anette had just parked her car in front of the house five minutes ago. Now, it was teetering on the edge of a [&hellip
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Building Safety Loopholes Put City Firefighters at Risk

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

P7377-02 By Paul Bisceglio In August 2007, a fire in the Financial District’s vacant Deutsche Bank building claimed the lives of two New York firefighters. The tragedy prompted State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried to create a joint New York City-New York State Task Force on Building and Fire Safety. The Task Force just [&hellip
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Two Injured After Car Plunges Down Elevator Shaft of UES Parking Garage

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

After shot of the fallen car that firefighters extracted from the shaft (Photo Courtesy of @FDNY) Two people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a car plummeted down the elevator shaft of an Upper East Side parking garage. A parking attendant at the East 76th Street and 1st Avenue garage reportedly drove the vehicle into the car elevator on the building’s fifth floor, but the elevator was not there, CBS reported. He [&hellip
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SAFETY CONCERNS ARISE AT OWS

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Wall Street OWS MASS LETTER DELIVERY Organized by OccupyTheBoardRoom.org and OWS Direct Action, a mass march took place on Friday, Oct. 28. Protesters, including foreclosure victims, unemployed New Yorkers and students with debt, split into two groups and marched from Bryant Park, delivering letters “from the 99 percent to the 1 percent” at the headquarters [&hellip
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