A slow and methodical search effort is still under way at the site of a deadly explosion in East Harlem in the hopes that someone may still be found alive in the rubble.
Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.
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 reduced the two, five-story buildings to rubble, shattered store windows for blocks and hurled glass, bricks and other debris throughout the neighborhood.
An explosion that caused the collapse of two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday morning has shocked the neighborhood.
Mamtaz Begun was seven months pregnant when she was hit by a car driven by Sean Farrell, a lieutenant with the FDNY’s Battalion 16 in Harlem.
Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but make sure to turn the clock ahead before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid getting up late.
Sean Farrell, 39, was driving on White Plains Road near Westchester Avenue in the Bronx around 6 p.m. Wednesday when he struck the women, police said.
Elizabeth Osgood’s union said the FDNY abused its subpoena power to trace an anonymous critical comment in a newspaper last November back to her. But the FDNY says she wasn’t promoted because she’s under investigation.
Eight people have been seriously hurt in the collapse of a three-story building in Brooklyn, according to fire officials.
Reports of a possible explosion at Peninsula Hospital in the Edgemere section of the Rockaways came in around 4:47 p.m.
A 23-year-old man was taken into custody at Burlington Coat Factory at Rego Park Center. Investigators believe he set the fires to divert attention from his shoplifting.
The blaze started around 5:30 a.m. at a vacant 2 1/2-story home at 1700 Topping Avenue in the Claremont section of the Bronx
Even though it appeared most of the roof collapsed, there were no injuries. But there was a rush of water from inside, with ceiling tiles and the contents of the roof draining into the store.
Another tanker is being brought to the seen to offload the propane, the FDNY said.