It was a day to remember for Brian Davis, not only because he celebrated his 7th birthday, but also because he got a chance to meet the men who saved his life.
The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. at the Food Dynasty on Hunts Point Avenue and quickly went to five alarms as smoke spread to apartment buildings on both sides of the burning structure.
In an appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding justice for the Staten Island man who died after an apparent police choke hold.
New York City’s firefighters featured in the 2015 Calendar of Heroes greeted the public in Times Square Tuesday.
New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Thousands of firefighters from as far away as St. Louis, Philadelphia, Boston and Providence came to honor Ambelas, the first FDNY firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than two years.
The 40-year-old married father of two died from smoke inhalation and burns late Saturday while searching for possible victims at the Independence Towers on Wilson Street in Williamsburg.
A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said Monday the manner of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas’ death still is under investigation.
Lt. Gordon Ambelas died after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said.
A fire department spokesman said the firefighter was taken Saturday night to Woodhull Medical Center.
Three of five pedestrian plazas in Times Square are currently under construction as part of a three-year, $40 million effort by the city to revitalize the urban space.
Hazardous materials were on the scene Monday evening, after an unknown green liquid flooded the sidewalk in Lower Manhattan.
Black smoke and fire were seen coming out of the roof of a 5-story residential building on York Avenue on Sunday.
The Fire Department responded to a call claiming two people had jumped into the river near Starlight Park in the West Farms section of the Bronx.
The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to East Harlem explosion.