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Wanted: Woman Ignites 15 Trash Can Fires In Midtown

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

Police are searching for a woman who reportedly set at least 15 trash cans on fire in Midtown on Monday. The unidentified woman is believed to be i...

FDNY's Discrimination Against Minorities Could Cost City $128 Million

Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

New York City could have to pay upwards of $128 million in back wages to minorities who weren't hired after taking the Fire Department's entrance exam...

Steel Beams Crash 40 Stories At WTC Construction Site

Posted 02.16.2012 | New York

Steel beams crashed 40 stories at the construction site of the World Trade Center Thursday morning, crushing a flatbed truck and injuring one man. ...

After Extinguishing Subway Blaze, Firefighters Find Body

Posted 02.06.2012 | New York

A homeless man was found dead inside an abandoned room in an Upper East Side subway station Sunday, CBS reports. FDNY responded to a 911 call at a...

Fires Kill 1, Injure 10

AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A 7-year-old Brooklyn boy died in one of two late-night fires that sent 10 other people to hospitals suffering from smoke inhalation....

WATCH: Man Rescued From East River After DIY Raft Fails

Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

Emergency responders rescued a teen stranded in the East River Thursday night after his homemade raft deflated. Firefighters received a call at abo...

Body Discovered In Burning Pile Of Garbage

Posted 01.12.2012 | New York

A man's charred body was found in a pile of burning garbage in Brooklyn Thursday morning. Firefighters made the grisly discovery at 4AM after resp...

Woman Jumps Off Williamsburg Bridge, Lands On Car And Survives

Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

A 34-year-old woman jumped off the Williamsburg Bridge Tuesday afternoon, landing on a parked vehicle (see photos here) on Pitt Street at Delancey. ...

NYC 911 Makes 9/11 Changes

AP | By SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 01.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city's 911 operators are now able to give callers details about emergency events, reversing what the Sept. 11 Commission determined we...

Firefighters Battle Huge Blaze

Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

INWOOD -- A massive fire tore through an Inwood building late Tuesday night, sending more than 100 firefighters racing to the scene, officials said. ...

FDNY Firefighters Severely Burned In Crown Heights Fire

Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

A fire set ablaze a Crown Heights brownstone on Monday morning, leaving five firefighters injured, including one firefighter with severe burns to over...

ANOTHER Pepper Spray Incident At NYC High School, 20 Injured

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

A student at a Bronx high school pepper-sprayed about 20 students and the school principal Monday afternoon. It's the third pepper-spraying incident a...

Girl Pepper-Sprays Classmates, Sends 9 To Hospital

Posted 11.30.2011 | New York

A 14-year old girl pepper-sprayed her classmates at a Harlem high school Tuesday, sending 9 students to the hospital. Education officials are inve...

Baby Survives Brooklyn Blaze In Dramatic Thanksgiving Rescue

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

Five family members, including an infant, are in critical condition at NYC hospitals after a fire blazed through their Brooklyn Brownstone on Thanksgi...

America the Beautiful: What's in It For Me?

Monika Mitchell | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Monika Mitchell

All hell broke loose in New York last week when Occupy Wall Street protestors took to the streets to demand their piece of the pie. Rage, conflict and...

Saki Knafo

The Fire Hazard At Occupy Wall Street: Was It Real Or Just A Pretext?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

In the wake of yesterday's evictions, hundreds of protestors stood outside Zuccotti Park waiting for word from the court on whether they would be allo...

Bloomberg Defends Choice To Evict Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

Following the forced evacuation of Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg explained the de...

Matt Sledge

FDNY And NYPD Remove Occupy Wall Street Generators; Protesters Charge Political Motivation

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The fire and police departments moved on Zuccotti Park early Friday morning to seize generators that serve as the electric lifeblood for O...

NYC Fire Department Hires First Transgender Firefighter

Posted 12.03.2011 | Gay Voices

The New York Fire Department has hired its first transgender employee. Brooke, a third generation firefighter (her father is still active with FDNY...

Medal Of Honor Winner Refuses FDNY Opportunity

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A former Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor bowed out of his quest Tuesday to join the New York City Fire Department after a federa...

Harlem Scaffold Collapses On City Bus And Injures 17, Including Police

Posted 11.20.2011 | New York

Building scaffolding on West 125th Street in Harlem collapsed onto a city bus Tuesday morning, injuring 17 people, including two police officers. ...

Sotheby's Evacuated Because Of Suspicious Package

Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

UPPER EAST SIDE — Sotheby’s was evacuated and part of York Avenue was shut down Monday morning as authorities investigated a suspicious package th...

Trymaine Lee

As Deadline Approaches, FDNY Seeks Diverse Applicants

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices

When Tinisha Edwards was 10 years old and growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, the firefighter across the street, especially when dressed in ...

New York Fire Department Collaborates On Street Art

Andrew Reilly | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts

WK Interact, the French-born street artist known for his striking depictions of figures in motion, unveiled his latest work, ‘Project Brave’ on Su...

Extreme Heroism

Anthony Amore | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

September 11, 2001, is day marked by extremes. It is hard to imagine a better example of religious extremism than the actions of the 19 maniacs who t...