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Plumes of Steam are Billowing from Henry Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 8, 2018 at 8:17 am

Henry Street is just blowing off some steam. The corner of Henry and Clinton Streets is enveloped in a thick plume of steam. Firefighters called to the scene are cordoning the area surrounding the billowing manhole. Apparently a water main broke which led to the steam situation. Water is flooding the street. There is no one […]

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Deranged Man Attacks Wife with Meat Cleaver on Canal Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

At 10:20 am on any given Sunday, much of the neighborhood is still sleeping or headed to brunch. Yesterday morning, however, one deranged man was busy hacking his wife with a meat cleaver on Canal Street.

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Arsonist Sets Fatal 5-Alarm Fire in Little Italy, Now in Custody

Last modified January 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm

At roughly 6:42 pm this evening, a massive 5-alarm fire tore through 41 Spring Street in Little Italy (near Mulberry), killing one resident, inuring two civilians and seven firefighter

Firefighter Biking Up the Bowery

Last modified May 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

Watching firefighters peddle to work on bicycle is always a strange spectacle. We’ve seen it  throughout the years, including a sighting on Grand Street, and tend to chuckle each time. Modest means en route to saving lives. On a recent afternoon, this hero was biking up the Bowery to the station house. All his equipment […]

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Mysterious Early Morning Alarm Irks Orchard Street Residents

Posted November 1, 2011 at 6:18 am

Apparently an ear-splitting alarm has been sounding off during the wee hours of the morning, seriously irking neighbors at the corner of Orchard and Delancey.

85 Pitt Street Evacuated Last Night

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

We just received a dispatch from a reader regarding the evacuation of 85 Pitt Street last night.  Apparently the building was cleared by firefighters after a “noxious” smell was discovered.

Early Edition: September 7

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

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Grand Street Firefighter on Bicycle

Posted May 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

Judging by this comical scene on Grand Street, not all firefighters prefer traveling in their cramped fire trucks.  This partially-uniformed first responder was spotted in the westbound lane on a bicycle, his gear loaded in the basket.  Traffic was at a standstill during rush hour, and as you can see, the van driver was equally […]

Fighting Fire in the Driving Rain

Posted March 16, 2010 at 6:17 am

Noontime this past Saturday, Fort Pitt Tower Ladder 18 was busy extinguishing a car engine fire in the driving rain.  The event transpired in the southbound lane on Allen Street, just below Delancey.