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Beloved Dalmatian Who Comforted Firefighters After 9/11 Dies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

The New York City Fire Department said goodbye this week to a beloved member of its team: A Dalmatian named Twenty who served as both companio...

150 Years Of Heroism And Heartbreak In The New York City Fire Department

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact

New York City's Firemen's Memorial sits on a quiet corner of the Upper West Side in Manhattan. On one side, there's a carving of a firefighter atop a ...

Single Mom of 3 Finds Hope Two Months After East Village Explosion

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Diane did not tell her three small children that on the night of March 27, the only home they had ever known was gone.

Firefighters Spend Hours Getting 700-Pound Man To Hospital

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City firefighters used a rope-and-pulley system on Friday in an hours-long struggle to move an ill 700-pound (317.5 kg) ...

4 Missing Cats Found in Aftermath of East Village Explosion, At least 4 Cats, 1 Dog Still Missing

Cathryn Swan | Posted 06.03.2015 | New York
Cathryn Swan

Four cats have now been found that were missing at 125 Second Avenue. There are additional animals missing from that building and other buildings nearby.

2 Women Reunite With Their Beloved Cats After East Village Building Explosion

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.03.2015 | Good News

Updated on April 3, 2015: 10:25 a.m. EDT Two women have found relief after a difficult week when they were reunited with their lost cats on Wednesd...

Pipes, Drums and the Endless Funeral Procession

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 05.24.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 | JAKE PEARSON and KEN SWEET | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Using sound devices to probe for voices and telescopic cameras to peer into small spaces, workers searching a pile of rubble from a ...

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...