Fire Escape

Afford Your Rent with this $900 Fire Escape Tent Solution so You Can Airbnb and Stay

Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:23 am

This crazy product puts the air in Airbnb. While you struggle to pay off the exorbitant monthly rent your tenement landlord continues to inflate, there is an out-of-the-box solution. Just open the window and pitch a tent from the fire escape. This way you can remain onsite and collect the dole via Airbnb. A win-win. Location […]

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Revisiting the Iconic (and Photogenic) Tenement Fire Escapes

Posted October 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

Ah, the iconic New York City fire escape. Sitting out on your “escape” really is just that. The breeze. The city below your feet. The views. The sounds. The smell (to each their own). Fire escapes have always been crucial to New Yorkers for a variety of reasons, least of which, surprisingly, was escaping fire. […]

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Early Edition: September 6

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Early Edition: May 24

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

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Early Edition: August 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

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Early Edition: March 4

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

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Fire at 134 Orchard Street

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Earlier this morning, there was a fire at 134 Orchard Street.  We woke up to the smell of smoke and the Chinatown Dragonfighters fire squad.  Not nearly as much fun as waking up to Count Chocula and Saturday morning cartoons as originally planned. Everyone seems to be okay, and there doesn’t appear to be much […]