UPDATED 12/17 at 8:15 P.M.: A 60-year-old blind man said his guide dog saved his life after they both survived being run over by an A train when they fell into the tracks at a Harlem station yesterday.
Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, and his service dog Orlando fell onto the tracks of a northbound A train at the 125th Street station shortly after 9:30 a.m. The train came to a halt with Williams...Read more »
Ten families were left homeless after a three-alarm blaze raced through a five-story, 21-unit apartment house in Hamilton Heights early Sunday morning, destroying many of the apartments in its path.
The blaze is believed to have broken out on the third floor of 625 W. 138th St. shortly before 7 a.m. and zipped through the third, fourth and fifth stories, fueled by winds that reached 40-miles-per-hour,...Read more »
The FDNY showed off Wednesday its new, superstorm-ready equipment that it has invested in over the last year.
Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano unveiled state of the art, trucks, rescue boats and trailers designed to help New York's Bravest weather out major storms and save people.
During Superstorm Sandy, firefighters handled 94 serious structural fires -- including the blaze destroyed...Read more »
Kievon Harper, 32, who received the FDNY's Vincent J. Kane medal for his valor in saving 15 people in Superstorm Sandy, is eager to share the glory for the rescues he performed in the Rockaways with a small skiff and MacGyver-like ingenuity.
"I didn't do it single handedly!" exclaimed Harper, who is assigned to Skiff 3 in the summer and Bushwick's Ladder 176 in the winter. He would...Read more »
Straphangers saved the life of a man in a wheelchair Tuesday evening when he rolled onto the subway tracks at the Lexington Avenue and 59th Street station, the MTA said.
Riders waiting on the platform for a southbound No. 4 train were able to flag down the conductor, who slammed the emergency brake before the train could hit the fallen man, according to an MTA spokeswoman.
With the tracks...Read more »
Four people were hospitalized and traffic on two midtown blocks was brought to a standstill Tuesday morning after a tanker spilled 50 gallons of heating oil on to the street.
Around 8:12 a.m., the tanker was pumping oil into an apartment building on Seventh Avenue between 36th and 37th streets when the oil leaked, spilling onto the streets as far as 35th Street before hazmat crews arrived....Read more »
A partygoer was critically injured and more than 30 of his friends were stranded on an East Village roof after the building's stairwell collapsed early Sunday morning.
The unidentified man fell through four half-landings after he left the rooftop party at 159 East Second Ave. around 1:25 a.m., the fire department said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was listed in critical condition...Read more »