Family, Friends Mourn Nicholas Figueroa, Man Killed In East Village Explosion, FireNicholas Figueroa was on a lunch date when he was killed in an explosion and fire on 2nd Avenue in March. The blast claimed two lives.
Funeral To Be Held For Victim In East Village ExplosionA funeral service is planned Tuesday morning for Nicholas Figueroa. Friends and family will gather at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus on the Upper West Side.
Online Fundraising Campaign For Family Of East Village Blast Victim Raises $20KHundreds of people have donated to the GoFundMe page honoring Nicholas Figueroa, many from one building on West 81st Street, where the 23-year-old victim's father worker as a handyman for years.
Report: Residents Of East Village Building Told Gas Was Being Turned Off Prior To ExplosionTenants in an East Village building that exploded may have been told not to tell Consolidated Edison inspectors they had gas service.
Vigil Held For Victim Of East Village Explosion As Investigators Probe CauseMayor Bill de Blasio has said someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before the explosion.
Police: 2nd Body Found At Site Of East Village ExplosionThe body has not been identified or moved, police said. Two men went missing Thursday when an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings on Second Avenue at East Seventh Street.
Search Continues For 2 Missing Men In Rubble From East Village ExplosionThe search was under way Saturday for two missing people in the ruins of the explosion that leveled three buildings in the East Village earlier this week.
De Blasio: Someone May Have 'Inappropriately' Tapped Gas Line Before East Village ExplosionTwenty-two people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Six members of the FDNY were hurt in the operation.
2 Unaccounted For After East Village Explosion, FireTwo people remain unaccounted for after an apparent gas explosion in the East Village that leveled three five-story buildings.