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It was supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But for some people like Jose Santillan, these holidays are expected to be anything but joyful. more
Lillian Vasquez hopes to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, it’s looking less likely that will be the case since her apartment is just as shambled as it was the day after it and 15 other units at 181 W. 238th St., were ravaged by fire. more
At least five storefront businesses were heavily damaged — if not destroyed — in a late-night blaze that brought out nearly 100 firefighters from multiple stations, and completely shut down the area where Bailey Avenue and West 238th Street meet.

First responders were first called out to Bailey Deli & Grocery at 3656 Bailey Ave., just after 11:30 Monday night. By the time they arrived, flames had already spread into neighboring businesses, according to one firefighter on the scene, including the Con Sabor Latino restaurant, Yeung Hing Restaurant, Tililá Casa Publica & Cocina, and Best Laundromat. 

The blaze ultimately reached four-alarm status, according to the New York Fire Department's Twitter account, and was finally brought under control just after 1:30 a.m. more

Unless you’ve been locked down under a rock over the past 18 months, you may have noticed the city’s streets and sidewalks have been breached by outdoor diners. But is it just a COVID thing? Or is it here to stay? more
For many alive and of age on Sept. 11, 2001, the memories of what happened that day are as clear as a crystal. But few more than first responders like Capt. Anthony Rich of the New York Fire Department’s Ladder 52, who can relive each moment of that day with so much clarity. more
The months were long as they gathered permits and waited for construction to finally finish. But just before Memorial Day the wait was over. Nohad and Samia Jourdy reopened Picture Perfect Frames on West 231st Street. more
Police are investigating an early-morning fire Wednesday that claimed the life of a Spuyten Duyvil senior citizen. more
If you’ve tried to get a good night’s sleep anywhere in New York for the past week, chances are you’ve heard one of the countless fireworks displays that have lit the skies — and thundered through neighborhoods — almost every night. more
It was a shocking wakeup call for some residents of an apartment building at 215 W. 242nd Street, after a fire broke out on the first floor just after 9 a.m., on March 6. more
One firefighter is injured, but flames appear to now be under control at a three-alarm fire that broke out at 601 Kappock St., Tuesday morning. more
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