Last modified June 9, 2021 at 7:02 am
Yesterday evening, a car parked on Elizabeth Street, north of Prince, caught fire, sending plumes of smoke into the neighborhood. From what we understand, a transformer beneath the road tripped out due to the rain, and the blaze engulfed the vehicle. Residents in the apartments nearby reported lights flickering. Firefighters responded and let the blaze […]
Posted September 14, 2020 at 5:00 am
Friday evening, a parked car in Chinatown erupted in flames, emitting plumes of dark smoke into the Lower East Side sky. The vehicle – a silver BMW sedan – was parked outside 114 Madison Street (near Market Street) when the fire happened. There were a few loud explosions, which were most likely the tires popping. […]
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]
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.
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.