Posts Tagged ‘Fire’

Heightened Concerns After Fire at W. 95th Homeless Shelters

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_homeless shelter_w95th st._3 By Amanda Woods About a month after two transitional homeless shelters housing 200 homeless families opened on West 95th Street, some residents and local elected officials are still vocally opposed to the facilities. The two buildings—at 316 and 330 W. 95 St.—are on a residential block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. They serve [&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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Cursed Corner?

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Charred remains are all that’s left of Comida Mercado Fresco Mexican restaurant, which occupied the ground floor of 461 Columbus Ave., at West 82nd Street. A fire tore through the building’s basement on July 13 at around 3 a.m., destroying the months-old Mexican eatery. According to building owner Richard Casanas (pictured), a homeless man first [&hellip
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