Gas Leak

Dangerous Carbon Monoxide Levels Force Evacuation of LES Buildings

Last modified February 22, 2018 at 9:34 am

Several buildings in Hell Square, including the Hotel on Rivington, were evacuated yesterday after manhole fires sparked dangerous levels of carbon monoxide around the block. The subterranean fires happened at around 11am yesterday morning, prompting an evacuation of the hotel and the three adjacent buildings an hour later. It’s believed that the melting of last […]

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Week After ‘Gas Leak’ and Shutoff at 80 Delancey Street, Residents Remain without Gas

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last Tuesday, just before the Thanksgiving break, there was an apparent gas leak at 80 Delancey Street. Con Edison quickly shut off the utility to the building. Residents are pissed, though, mainly due to the purported lack of transparency from management. The building owner of record is the Vintage Group (80 Delancey, LLC), a somewhat lesser-known landlord on […]

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Did You Smell a Gas Leak on Delancey Last Night?

Posted June 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

In the wake of that gas explosion in East Harlem a couple months ago, in which eight residents died, no one is taking any chances. Readers are telling us that Delancey Street reeked of gas late last night. The authorities were called, but the aroma was not fully explained. Anyone else smell it? Wondering about […]

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Firefighters Respond To Suspicious Car Yesterday Morning

Last modified October 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

Yesterday morning, before Orchard Street woke up for another day of business, the early-risers were greeted with fire engines and hazmat vehicles.  No sirens, though.  The first responders had a Mercury sedan on a jack while servicing the undercarriage.  It wasn’t clear what was happening, but was a bit unnerving.