A New York Fire Department spokesman said 39 units and about 168 firefighters responded to the blaze in the Kew Gardens neighborhood just after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The 19-year-old, NYU student was conscious and speaking when he was rescued on Sunday.
A New York City firefighter is on a mission to find a match for his son, who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.
Elijah and Jeremiah Artis, ages 5 and 2, respectively, were pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital, officials said. The baby, 4-month-old Michael Turner, did not make it out of the building alive.
A busy Friday night of shopping at Macy’s in Herald Square was interrupted by blaring fire alarms. A basement fire at the flagship store forced everyone to evacuate.
Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.
A fundraiser was under way Saturday on Staten Island to benefit a severely wounded green beret.
“There’s no reason that this driver should not have seen the motorcyclist coming,” said Union Police Lt. Robert Christie.
The 12th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29. The event is brings people around the world come together to run in the footsteps of a hero, celebrate the lives of those who died on 9/11 and join forces to do good.
FDNY fire marshals have arrested a hotel employee for allegedly setting eight fires over the past four years at two hotels where he worked as a security officer.
A Bronx fire has left one person dead and a woman fighting for her life.
Their names were added to a memorial wall at FDNY headquarters in downtown Brooklyn on Friday.
Police said 43-year-old Yvette Randolph set flames to part of her ex-boyfriend’s apartment building on Chauncey Street, trapping and injuring 12 people, including children.
Eleven people were trapped inside and injured, including some children. Four people – none of them children – are in critical condition due to smoke inhalation.