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Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor of New York/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Every Energy Is Going To Be Expended’ To Determine Cause Of Harlem Explosion

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.

03/13/2014

Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Video Roundup: Fatal Building Explosion Rocks East Harlem

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.

03/12/2014

East Harlem Building Explosion Rescue

East Harlem Explosion Leaves Survivors, Rescuers In Shock

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.

03/12/2014

Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

3 Dead, Several Missing After Explosion Levels Buildings In East Harlem

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.

03/12/2014

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Metro-North: Regular Service Expected Thursday With Minor Delays Possible

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.

03/12/2014

Bystanders cover their faces from smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Acrid, Smoky Air Overwhelms Neighbors After East Harlem Explosion

The scene of the massive explosion in East Harlem Wednesday was a cause for concern as the street filled with dust and smoke.

03/12/2014

Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Frantic Families Look For Loved Ones After East Harlem Blast

An explosion Wednesday morning leveled the structures, killing two people and injuring dozens more. Officials said a number of people are still missing.

03/12/2014

Chris Sambula

East Harlem Boy Found More Than 2 Days After Vanishing

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.

03/06/2014

Suffolk County DA Tom Spota speaks before a table of heroin glassines seized. Nine people were indicted in the drug ring. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

9 Busted In Premium Heroin Dealing Ring In Riverhead, LI

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.

02/19/2014

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police Catch Attempted Rape Suspect After Fast Work By Neighbor In East Harlem

Police on Tuesday quickly caught a suspect in an attempted rape in East Harlem, after he tried to escape when a neighbor confronted him.

02/18/2014

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

School Custodian Slashed In East Harlem Attack

A New York City Department of Education worker was slashed in the face while shoveling snow in East Harlem Wednesday, police said.

01/22/2014

East Harlem Attempted Rape Suspect

Search On For Suspect In East Harlem Attempted Rape

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.

01/20/2014

Police are looking for this man in connection with the theft of a cellphone and wallet from a subway passenger on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Police Release Accidental Selfie Taken After Cellphone Was Stolen

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.

01/05/2014

Nijaey Hilton, 5, was found safe after allegedly being abducted by her uncle. (credit: NYPD)

Missing East Harlem Girl, 5, Found Safe

According to police, Nijaey Hilton was last seen leaving her apartment on East 112th Street with her uncle around 10:30 Tuesday night.

12/04/2013

NYPD Squad Car

Man Shot, Killed In East Harlem Public Housing Complex

A man was shot and killed in broad daylight Monday in an East Harlem public housing development.

12/02/2013

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