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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...

Baby Tossed To Safety From Second Floor In Apartment Fire

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a baby was tossed to safety from a burning second-floor apartment in New York City. They say the infant was caught ...

One-Armed Man Saves Babies From House Fire, Witnesses Say

| Posted 10.28.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp, Trevor Bach and Aidan Gardiner SOUNDVIEW — A one-armed man and his wife tossed a pair of babies from a second-floor balcony into ...

Mother Lit Candles Before Apartment Fire That Killed Three Children

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — New York fire marshals say a blaze at a Bronx apartment building that killed three young brothers was started by ca...

FDNY Adds 12 Names To World Trade Memorial

AP | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Twelve members of the New York Fire Department who died from illnesses related to work at the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attack...

PHOTO: Big Explosion On The Queensboro Bridge

Posted 08.16.2013 | New York

A truck reportedly caught fire while crossing the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge Friday around 11 a.m., PIX11 reports, delaying traffic. At about 12:30 p....

Dear Men, Please Grow a Set

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 10.09.2013 | Style
Susan Rosenzweig

Being brave isn't just necessary to win the girl of your dreams, but in order to keep her. Being honest takes courage. The courage to speak your truth and risk the possibility of your partner laughing or yelling at you. Or leaving.

FDNY Fixes Faulty 911 Computer System, Officials Say

DNAinfo | Posted 07.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — The Fire Department said that it repaired its 911 EMS dispatch system after it crashed for 90 minutes Monday. Technicians that fi...

911 System Goes Down Amid Series Of High-Profile Failures

www.DNAinfo.com | Posted 07.22.2013 | New York

Emergency rescuers were forced to take up pencil and paper Monday as the citywide 911 system crashed again, an FDNY spokeswoman confirmed. The comp...

Chinatown Fire Caused After Resident Set Off Bug Bombs, Says FDNY

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York fire officials say a resident in a Chinatown building set off two rounds of bug bombs to battle an infestation, causing an explos...

FDNY: Bug Bombs Caused Explosion In Chinatown

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two dozen bug bombs may have been set off at once inside a Chinatown beauty salon, leading to an explosion and fire that injured a dozen p...

CHINATOWN FIRE CAUSES MULTIPLE INJURIES

| Posted 07.11.2013 | New York

By Matthew Katz CHINATOWN — As many as 20 exploding bug bombs partially destroyed a Chinatown building and left eight people hurt Thursday aftern...

Thompson Gets Another Big Endorsement

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York

The Uniformed Firefighters Association Tuesday rolled a billboard on a flatbed truck to its news conference at a Lower East Side firehouse to show wha...

WATCH: Scaffold Collapse Traps Two Window Washers In Midtown

Posted 06.12.2013 | New York

Update: Both workers have been rescued. FDNY officials are attempting to rescue two window washers stranded high atop the Hearst Tower at 57th Str...

FDNY Missed 911 Call After 4-Year-Old Struck By SUV

| Posted 06.07.2013 | New York

By Nikhita Venugopal MANHATTAN — A 911 call urging paramedics to the scene of an Upper West Side crash that killed a 4-year-old girl was missed ...

FDNY Discrimination Ruling Overturned

Newsday | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK _ A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the appointment of a monitor to oversee minority recruitment and hiring at the New York City Fi...

Cat, Cop Get Stuck In Tree

Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

A NYPD cop climbed a tree to save a stranded cat, only to find himself stranded in the process. The Daily News reports the officer climbed roughly...

84-Year-Old Woman Dies in Bronx Fire, NYPD Says

DNAinfo | Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — An elderly woman died when a fire tore through an Ampere Avenue home in the Bronx Tuesday morning, officials said. ...

PHOTOS: Teen Sparked Massive Bronx Fire, FDNY Says

DNAinfo | Posted 06.08.2013 | New York

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- A teenage girl was arrested and charged with arson Saturday night after fire marshals found she set the blaze that left 27 peopl...

WATCH: Subway Construction Worker Saved After Hours Stuck In Mud

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A subway construction worker was stuck in mud for hours in an underground tunnel in New York City before being rescued. Fire officia...