121 Second Avenue

In Defense of the Tenement Housing Stock (Or, Why BuzzFeed is Wrong About Blaming the Bricks)

Posted April 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

Normally I would consider the source, but given the number of readers BuzzFeed has, this article about the buildings destroyed in the East Village Explosion deserves a prompt and unwavering response. Two young men – Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Ismael Locón Yac – lost their lives. Residents lost their possessions and while there is no comparison, the Lower East […]

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What Will Replace the Lost Buildings on the 2nd Avenue Explosion Site?

Posted April 1, 2015 at 10:16 am

Too soon? Yes. It’s shitty, but one of the common utterances we heard from people in the immediate aftermath of the explosion on Second Avenue last week was regarding the property itself. Real estate speculation; that developers were probably foaming at the mouth with the soon-to-be-available corner parcel. A spot in what many consider the “heart” […]

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This Jeep was Parked Beside the 2nd Avenue Explosion Site

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:18 am

This Jeep was crushed in the aftermath of the explosion on Second Avenue last week. The vehicle was pulled from the debris and relocated a couple blocks south. Sitting on a cordoned-off stretch of pavement, it was on display the past couple days. CDs still in the sun visor, jacket in the trunk, and to-go […]

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Report: 2 Bodies Uncovered in Wreckage of 2nd Avenue Explosion Site [UPDATED]

Last modified March 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Rescue workers operating in the Second Avenue explosion site uncovered two bodies in the wreckage this afternoon, according to a report in the New York Times and New York Post. Two people were missing (and feared dead) after a gas-related explosion detonated in the Sushi Park restaurant at 121 Second Avenue – Nicholas Figueroa, 23, and Moises Ismael […]

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Here’s How You Can Help Victims of the 2nd Avenue Explosion [UPDATED]

Last modified April 5, 2015 at 9:26 am

Thursday’s gas explosion on Second Avenue that resulted in the decimation of three East Village tenements is a tragedy that hits home. Fellow New Yorkers are banding together to assist during this crisis period. With a little help from DNAinfo, here’s how you can help those affected by the disaster. Pass it along, and drop us a line to let us know of […]

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Selfie Stick Makes Obnoxious Appearance at 2nd Avenue Explosion Site

Last modified March 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

This photo is sickening and appalling, but not too surprising. A bunch of girls taking a selfie outside the tragic blast site on 2nd Avenue. Two people are still reported missing and feared dead and dozens of residents are without homes, but at least this gaggle can share the memory on Instagram.

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‘Sopranos’ Star Drea de Matteo Lost Her Apartment in 2nd Avenue Explosion

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Until yesterday afternoon, Sopranos star Drea de Matteo owned a unit in the tenement at 123 Second Avenue. This address and two of its neighbors both collapsed into a pile of rubble due to the explosion in Sushi Park next door at 121 Second Avenue. It was a 7-alarm blaze. According to reports, de Matteo maintained […]

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Con Edison Issues Statement Regarding Building Explosion on 2nd Avenue Today

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Here is the statement from Con Edison regarding the devastating explosion on 2nd Avenue today. A dozen were injured, but thus far, no fatalities reported. Two buildings already collapsed though, 121-123 2nd Avenue. Apparently the public utility had been onsite conducting an inspection to “evaluate the work the building plumber was doing inside 121 2nd Avenue […]

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Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Web Series Returns January 2

Last modified December 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is as addictive as the product it peddles. Anyone hungry for Seinfeld humor will certainly enjoy this web series. Each episode features a different car in the comedian’s collection, and a famous funny person to ride alongside. They shoot the shit, and eventually wind up grabbing food and, of course, […]

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