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FDNY's Black Firefighter Problem

Village Voice | Steven Thrasher | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

How would you perform in a test of logic and reading comprehension, even if the terms used in the questions made no sense to you?...

The FDNY Can Now Harvest Your Organs Faster Than Ever!

Gothamist | [4] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The FDNY is hiring EMTs to man a new "Organ Preservation Vehicle" that will race around Manhattan to make sure fewer organs go to waste. Starting next...

Catching Up With Matt Long: Survivor, Firefighter, Ironman and New Author

Peter Robert Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Robert Casey

You will be moved, inspired, sometimes horrified, transfixed and amazed at the twists and turns that the New York native has overcome to continue his life's work as an athlete, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.

WATCH: Webster Hall Rave Raided

Gothamist | [7] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

How many people are interested in attending the "Largest Paint Party on Earth" at Webster Hall? Surprisingly, a lot! The party was held this weekend a...

You Would Have Been Hard-Pressed to Find a More Hopeful Guy Than Me at 8:43 AM Nine Years Ago...

Bill Scheft | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Scheft

It was, as so many have pointed out, a heartbreakingly beautiful morning. I had just come back to my apartment from buying the papers and half and ha...

GOP: Ground Zero Hypocrites

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

With all their vitriol about a mosque near Ground Zero, leading Republicans seem to forget that twenty-one days ago, 155 Republican representatives voted to defeat the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

FDNY 'City Of The Brave' 2011 Calendar Released | By Nicole Lyn Pesce and Gina Salamone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City firefighters are used to putting out fires, not starting them. A dozen of the FDNY's brawniest will flaunt their smoking bodies in the ...

Times Square Reopens After Chemical Spill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A spill of about 10 gallons of cleaning fluids inside a Times Square skyscraper prompted a large response from New York City's fire d...

Firefighters Run Cross-Country In Remembrance Of 9/11

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

From The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Members of the FDNY are among firefighters planning to run from Los Angeles to New York in remembrance of the...

Mayor Bloomberg: City Will Fight Rulling On 9/11 Memorial Names

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will contest a court order to list a retired fire captain alongside active-duty collea...

FDNY Rescues 600-Pound Man From Apartment | By Sam Levin and Michael J. Feeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A crowd watched firefighters rescue an obese man who fell in his Manhattan apartment building and couldn't get up yesterday, officials and witnesses s...

PHOTOS: Firefighters Battle MASSIVE East Village Blaze

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: The fire has been contained. No reports of injuries. PREVIOUSLY: A massive 3-alarm fire has broken out in the East Village. The fire sta...

Houston Street Fire: MASSIVE Fire Breaks Out On Avenue A Rooftop (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A massive 3-alarm fire has broken out in the East Village. The fire started around 5:30 pm and quickly spread to the roof of building on Houston St...

Chinatown Fire In New York: Grand Street Building Burns In 7-Alarm Fire (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press)-- Officials say 13 people, including 10 firefighters, have been injured in a seven-alarm fire on Manhattan's Lower East Si...

Manhole Fire In New York VIDEOS: Flames Burst From Midtown Manholes

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An underground fire caused chaos in midtown Tuesday afternoon, sending flames into the streets, shutting down Broadway shows, and leaving hundreds of ...

St. Patrick's Day Revelry In Uniform: NYPD Officer Drunkenly Fires Gun, Man In FDNY Uniform Passed Out Drunk On Brooklyn Stoop

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

So much for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's vow to crack down on booze this St. Patrick's Day. If the separate accounts are to be believed, St. Paddy...

FDNY Budget Crisis: Threat Of 1,000 Layoffs, Closing Of 62 Companies | By Jonathan Lemire | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The FDNY is bracing for doomsday. The department will be forced to close a staggering 62 fire companies and lay off more than 1,000 firefighters if t...

"Black Sunday" Firefighter Deaths Ruling Overturned

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge on Tuesday overturned negligent homicide and reckless endangerment convictions against the manager of an apartment building w...

Macy's Fire: Fire Breaks Out At Flagship Store

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A fire broke out at the Macy's store in Herald Square at 11:40 this morning, sending shoppers streaming into the streets. This marks the second fire ...

Village Voice: New FDNY Commissioner Bears Blame For Deutsche Bank Fire

Village Voice | Comments (9) by Wayne Barrett Tuesday, Feb 9 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The fact is that Cassano was more personally involved than Scoppetta in the negligence that cost the lives of Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino and...

The Post Pulls a "Scam" on its Readers

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

I am stuck by the sheer audacity of the editorial page of the New York Post. Their editorial begins by simply assuming every single member of the City Council is corrupt.

World Trade Center Health Trials: The Plaintiffs

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here is a look at the 30 plaintiffs being considered for the first trials among the thousands who claim work at ground zero made them sick. JOBS: 12 ...

Fire Department in the Twilight Zone

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Otherwise sane elected officials, like Mayor Bloomberg, think that if we integrate the FDNY with African American and Latino fireman (like every other major city in America) the city can't survive.

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

It is crazy to have a city in which one of the major public safety services is virtually all white while the city is more than a quarter black.

The Scouting NY Guide to the Big Apple!

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Every week, I receive emails asking what I'd recommend covering on a visit to NYC -- not the obscure, quirky stuff that I write about, but rather, my favorite major attractions and sights.