FDNY

2-Alarm Fire in the Basement of 335 Grand Street Draws Huge Response

Last modified August 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm

There’s been a heavy presence of firefighters on Grand Street the last hour or so, battling a two-alarm basement blaze. Site of the action is 335 Grand Street, which has a Chinese supermarket in the ground level. The ladders remain extended. At the moment there is no word regarding any victims, and cause of the […]

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Seward Park Co-op Building Had a Fire in its Boiler Room Yesterday [Updated]

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

You may have noticed the extreme response of fire engines on Clinton Street yesterday morning, just outside Fine Fare. Apparently, there was a fire in the boiler room of Seward Park Co-op at 175 Clinton. No one was asked to evacuate, by FDNY or otherwise, but a few residents did so of their own volition […]

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Can Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Bounce Back from this Arsonist Inferno?

Last modified May 18, 2017 at 8:09 am

It’s become international news – the three-alarm fire that engulfed the inner sanctuary of the 167-year-old 60 Norfolk Street, formerly home to Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (“BHH”). The investigation is still ongoing, but here are some updates. First, at the top of our list: Was it arson? Yes. The 14-year-old kid who allegedly started the fire – […]

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Cops Are Investigating Lower East Side Synagogue Fire as ‘Arson’

Posted May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Top officials at the NYPD announced last night that the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol fire was arson. The revelation was a slow leak, arriving one day after the 7th Precinct cited surveillance video allegedly showing three perps – two male, one female – fleeing from the house of worship as it went up in flames. The […]

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Assessing the Scorched Remains of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue on Norfolk Street [PHOTOS]

Posted May 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

The morning after the major 3-alarm fire that tore through Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street, the crisp air is silent but for the work of firefighters. That pungent stink of charred wood and smoke still fills the air blocks away. It’s in ruins. Fire crews worked through the night to ensure the blaze was […]

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There Was a Basement Fire Beneath Sauce on Rivington Street Last Night

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last night at around 8:00pm, just as the heavy rains started to intensify, a fire sparked in the basement of 78 Rivington Street. Beneath Sauce restaurant. Fire engines raced to the scene and blocked off the roadway from Allen to Ludlow Streets. A ladder was even deployed to the rooftop. Employees at the door informed us […]

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Manhole Fire Erupts on Canal Street, Engulfing Pickup Truck

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Fire Department first responders and Emergency vehicles from Con Edison have been on Canal Street the last 45 minutes dealing with an electrical situation below the street. It’s pretty bad, apparently. A pickup truck parked outside Dimes Deli caught fire after a blaze erupted in a manhole beneath. Firefighters quickly extinguished. This is likely related […]

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These 2 Drunken Idiots Got Stuck in the Chimney of an Allen Street Tenement

Last modified February 21, 2017 at 10:47 am

You may have seen this. These two drunken idiots thought they were Santa Claus the other night and got themselves stuck in a Lower East Side chimney. Several news outlets reported that the pair was visiting a friend on the third floor of 17 Allen Street when they decided to hit the roof for a glimpse […]

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Breaking: Manhole Explosion Closes Section of East Broadway

Last modified May 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

A manhole outside the Knickerbocker Station post office on East Broadway reportedly burst a short time ago. Firefighters responded in kind and proceeded to close off the street between Pike and Rutgers. Meanwhile, the manhole itself is condoned off and still partially smoking. Authorities are fucking around, and have apparently evacuated much of the block. […]

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Breaking: Fire Erupts at Ludlow Street Funeral Home Tonight [UPDATED]

Last modified March 15, 2016 at 12:35 am

The Boe Fook Funeral Home on lower Ludlow Street is burning up as we speak. The smell and taste of charred wood is certainly palpable. Several battalions of first responders are currently working to extinguish the smoldering fire. From what we hear, the fire started in the back of the building on the ground level […]