The children, ages 18 months and 4 years old, were evaluated as a precaution and expected to be OK, police said.
The FDNY said the flames broke out around 7 a.m., trapping the women inside.
The workers were stuck approximately 20 stories up on the south side of 290 Broadway, at Reade Street.
Police on rescued a dock worker Monday afternoon after he fell into the water at Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport.
An NYPD sergeant headed to work jumped onto the subway tracks to rescue a man who was about to commit suicide in Brooklyn Tuesday, police said.
The Good Samaritans can been seen on cell phone video jumping into the Hudson to help a woman who had apparently jumped into the water.
Two baby herons were back resting comfortably in their nests Tuesday night, after being rescued by firefighters when they fell out of a tree in Long Beach, Long Island.
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.
Two construction workers found themselves hanging on for dear life after their scaffolding gave way in midtown Manhattan.
Jimenez rescued a 3-year-old girl, who like the fictional character Alice, tumbled into a deep hole.
Two complete strangers were credited Tuesday with saving a Long Island man’s life, after they pulled him from his burning car.
Police rescued two fishermen from the Rockaway Inlet Monday afternoon, after their kayak flipped over.
Police in Toms River, New Jersey have reunited family of puppies, after a woman and her two children rescued two of the puppies as they walked dangerously close to the road.
Dramatic video released Friday shows a fiery crash and a daring rescue at a Westchester County gas station earlier this week.
The car ran off Summerfield Avenue, careening down a hill and into the marsh at around 10:15 a.m., officials told CBS 2.