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Pipes, Drums and the Endless Funeral Procession

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Tanya Villanueva Tepper

For these men and women who have done so much for us, we owe it to them to show our support in making it happen by urging our legislators to do the right thing. We may be powerless to completely stop the endless funeral procession, but we can certainly make a difference.

Republicans' Homeland Insecurity

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Rep. Nita Lowey

The Republican majority's Homeland Security shutdown is a staggering display of legislative incompetence, which could have concrete and severe impacts for New York City and its surrounding areas.

What East Coast Attitude? A Blizzard Brought The Selfless Side Out Of New Yorkers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News

Updated on Jan. 29, 2015 at 2:20 P.M. EST The Big Apple often gets a bad rap for being a town of chilly attitudes. But during Winter Storm Juno, Ne...

What We Were Really Feeling in 2014

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Karen Cahn

Everybody knows that it's not cool to air your dirty laundry on Facebook. I mean, come on, nobody really wants to know about your sexless marriage. Why? Because it forces them to think about their own sexless marriage. I

I'll Never Forget the Moment New York Became One

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Melissa Jun Rowley

I'll never forget the pain and sorrow in the faces of people who posted countless Missing Person signs on the subway station walls. I lost my college roommate earlier that year in a tragic accident, and I still hadn't recovered. "How will an entire city and country ever recover from this?" I wondered.

A Dog Day Afternoon

Ben Purdy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
Ben Purdy

With the constant stream of horrible (although important) news stories out there right now, I would like to share a story about a small community of strangers coming together for a good cause.

Meet The First Woman To Make The FDNY's Sexy 'Calendar Of Heroes'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women

There are over 10,000 New York City firefighters. Only 41 of those firefighters are women -- the highest number of women on the force in 30 years -- a...

Fire At 30 Rock Injures 6

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire i...

PHOTOS: This Is How The FDNY Mourns One Of Its Own

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

Thousands of firefighters gathered outside Church of St. Clare in Staten Island, New York, Thursday to mourn one of their own. Lt. Gordon "Mat...

NYC Firefighter: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop Is 'Making Money Off Of My Son's Dead Body'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The 9/11 Memorial Museum officially opens to the public on May 21, commemorating the 2,977 lives lost to terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. One of those liv...

May, 1969: My Parents Accost The Who's Pete Townshend in the Lobby of the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Not sure if I believed my ears, I wheeled around... Oh, my God, was this really happening?! Right out of a dream, Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, dressed in a pale sky-blue suit, was, indeed, standing in the Fillmore East's lobby... talking... to... my... parents!

WATCH: Cops & Firefighters Brawl At Charity Hockey Game

Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

They may be "New York's Finest" and "New York's Bravest," but they won't be competing for "New York's Classiest" after what happened on Sunday, when p...

Black Firefighters Announce $98 Million Settlement

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A black firefighters' group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applica...

Pastor Stunned By What Was Found In The Spanish Christian Church Wreckage

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

As recovery efforts continue in the wake of the devastating blast that killed eight people and left many more homeless, an unexpected symbol of hope e...

Death Toll Rises In Harlem Gas Explosion

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Th...

Politicians React To Harlem Explosion

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Two buildings in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood collapsed around 9:30 a.m on Wednesday following a massive explosion that left at least two peop...

Multiple Deaths Reported After Harlem Building Collapse

Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime

Two buildings collapsed in East Harlem on Wednesday morning after a massive explosion, leaving at least six people dead. The buildings, which colla...

Drunk Off-Duty Firefighter Hits Pregnant Woman With Car, NYPD Says

DNAinfo | Posted 03.06.2014 | Crime

THE BRONX — An off-duty firefighter was charged with drunken driving after running into two women, one of whom was pregnant, at a Soundview intersec...

There Are Only 37 Female Firefighters In NYC

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 01.30.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — As a New York City firefighter, Sarinya Srisakul didn't work with another woman for five years, and when she did, she took pictures ...

After Fatal Fire, Lawmaker Airs Safety Idea For High-Rises

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after a Manhattan fire killed a young playwright, a New York City lawmaker proposed a new fire-safety requirement for high-ri...

$20 Million Disability Scam Highlights Advisers' Shady Role

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — When dozens of former police officers and firefighters sought disability benefits, advisers provided a playbook for faking mental il...

Dozens Of FDNY, NYPD Retirees Charged In Massive Fraud Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — One retired police officer who told the government he was too psychologically damaged to work ran a martial arts studio, prosecutors...

FDNY Provides More Details On Fatal High-Rise Fire

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a faulty electrical wire caused a blaze in a Manhattan high-rise apartment building that killed a young New York ...

Playwright Killed In Manhattan High-Rise Fire

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Trevor Kapp, Jess Wisloski and Aidan Gardiner THEATER DISTRICT — A Manhattan playwright was killed and his husband was in critical condition aft...

WATCH: NYC High-Rise Fire Has Reportedly Trapped People On Upper Floors

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

A three-alarm fire in a Manhattan high-rise building has reportedly trapped some residents on the upper floors. Over 100 firefighters responded to...