Fire Hydrant

Early Edition: April 1

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

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February Aftermath on the Streets

Posted March 8, 2010 at 6:12 am

After a February wrought with extreme weather, the neighborhood infrastructure is suffering.  And now that the snow has finally melted, we can analyze the aftermath!  New plow-induced potholes are seemingly everywhere, like this one on East Houston at the mouth of Orchard Street.

Leaking Hydrant on Suffolk Street

Posted January 13, 2010 at 6:27 am

This is what happens when there is a leaking fire hydrant in sub-freezing weather.  The corner of Suffolk and Stanton Streets is a sheet of ice.  Break out the skates!

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 […]

Toppled Hydrant

Posted May 27, 2009 at 8:17 am

On Rivington Street, just outside Spitzer’s Corner, sits this toppled fire hydrant. Drunken hooligans or reckless motorists? Or some combination of the two? Either way, it’s an uncomfortable sight.

New Gold Standard

Posted May 4, 2009 at 8:13 am

There’s a new gold standard on Stanton Street near the intersection of Ludlow. A lamp post and handful of fire hydrants in the vicinity are spray-painted in two-toned gold and silver. Over the weekend, while we snapped a few quick shots, a random store worker pointed to the responsible party across the street. The culprit […]