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Wesley Williams, the First Black Firefighter in NYC, Chatting with Great Grandson [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 11, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Now more than ever, the story of Wesley Williams must be told. As the first African American firefighter to join the Fire Department, Williams defied the odds again and became Chief in 1919. His detail was Engine 55, which is still active at 363 Broome Street in Little Italy (where Steve Buscemi volunteered). He later […]

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That Burned-Out SUV on Broome Street

Posted August 15, 2011 at 6:28 am

Walking west on Broome Street just past noon on Saturday, we wondered why the traffic was so atypically brutal. See why after the jump!