Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said Saturday crews were nearly finished removing debris from the basements of both of the buildings.
Residents living near a pair of East Harlem buildings claim that they smelled gas in the area the night before a deadly explosion.
During the East Harlem building explosion this week, cellphone video captured the daring rescue of a 79-year-old woman who said she had been abandoned in a medical van.
An exclusive video obtained by CBS 2 showed the deadly blast that took down two buildings in East Harlem as it happened.
Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.
More than 100 people who lost their homes in the blast will be given both temporary and long-term housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.
Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.
The MTA provided buses throughout the night to take people from a Red Cross center to a shelter at the Salvation Army.
Experts have advice on how to deal with the smell of gas and the threat of a leak, whether you live in an apartment building or a private home.
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.