City officials were refuting reports Thursday that complaints about gas leaks at the site of Thursday’s massive explosion in East Harlem were ignored by police, fire and Con Edison.
The explosion was heard as far as 40 blocks away from the scene. Thick black smoke has been billowing out of the explosion site for hours.
Both during and after the explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday, people were stepping in to help rescue people inside, and take care of the victims afterward.
The explosion reduced the two, five-story buildings to rubble, shattered store windows for blocks and hurled glass, bricks and other debris throughout the neighborhood.
Full Metro-North Railroad service in and out of Grand Central Terminal resumed around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, about seven hours after service was disrupted.
The scene of the massive explosion in East Harlem Wednesday was a cause for concern as the street filled with dust and smoke.
An explosion Wednesday morning leveled the structures, killing two people and injuring dozens more. Officials said a number of people are still missing.
Police on Thursday were asking the public for help in finding a 15-year-old boy who has not been seen since he left his home in East Harlem Tuesday morning.
The heroin glassines allegedly sold by the members of the drug ring were stamped with the word Hollywood, authorities said. The high-grade heroin was sold in Riverhead, Suffolk County DA Tom Spota said.
Police on Tuesday quickly caught a suspect in an attempted rape in East Harlem, after he tried to escape when a neighbor confronted him.
A New York City Department of Education worker was slashed in the face while shoveling snow in East Harlem Wednesday, police said.
Police on Monday were asking the public to help find a suspect in the attempted rape of a woman in East Harlem this past weekend.
A search continued Sunday evening, after police released an inadvertent selfie taken with a stolen cellphone in an effort to track down the thief who took it from a man who fell asleep on the subway.
According to police, Nijaey Hilton was last seen leaving her apartment on East 112th Street with her uncle around 10:30 Tuesday night.
A man was shot and killed in broad daylight Monday in an East Harlem public housing development.