According to fire department officials, carbon monoxide levels started to rise and the buildings were evacuated as a precaution.
As a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, Richard Chesnoff survived wars and riots. Yet he said it was a brush with a New York City sidewalk that left him wounded — 23 stitches in the ankle and a bruise on his leg.
The incident happened on the corner of 49th Street and 13th Avenue in Borough Park around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Officials are evacuating some floors of 140 West 51st Street due to concerned over high levels of carbon monoxide in the smoke.
It happened just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of 75th Street and 88th Avenue in Woodhaven.
Around 10:30 a.m., a fire broke out in an underground vault just behind the main school building.
Oh deer. Talk about a feel-good story.
Con Ed says two cables caught fire on Amsterdam Avenue from 131st Street to 133rd Street. The fire caused some of the manhole covers to blow off, Con Ed said.
Residents who were home at the time say they heard what sounded like fireworks and then saw sparks shooting outside their windows.
Turns out it was a false alarm. After spending three hours scrambling to rescue what was believed to be a man who fell down a manhole in Jersey City, rescuers came up with garbage.
The village of Tarrytown endangered its workers — including two men who died in a manhole — by allowing them to enter dangerous spaces without proper training and equipment, the state Labor Dept. said Friday.
In the murky lull after the morning rain, the FDNY was out along a four-block stretch of Joralemon Street.
Tarrytown officials concluded Thursday that the tragic deaths of two friends killed by toxic fumes inside a manhole over Labor Day Weekend could have been avoided.
Anthony Ruggiero and John Kelly, childhood friends, both fell victim to toxic fumes they encountered while in a waste sewer line, 15-feet below ground, at the rear of a local firehouse.
A firefighter who climbed down into a manhole to try to rescue a worker apparently was overcome by fumes and died along with the man he tried to save.