Posts Tagged ‘Fire’

Want To Escape? Harlem Holds A Unique, Black-Owned Option | Blavity

Want To Escape? Harlem Holds A Unique, Black-Owned Option | Blavity

By Namon Eugene “What in the world is an escape room?” I asked that question several times throughout the years and never got a clear answer. In 2015, while interning at a radio station in Manhattan, I was hearing about escape rooms on a daily basis. I never had time to go and I never […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: We Couldn’t Escape the Fire

Go Fund Me Spotlight: We Couldn't Escape the Fire

A Word From Hoodwinked On Sunday, December 11, a fire damaged the Hoodwinked Escape building at 116th and ACP. We need your help to rebuild our game rooms for the community and all those who enjoyed an exciting adventure.  We know we can reopen with your help, better than ever, in 2017! Hoodwinked Escape is […]


After a Fire, a Pastor Keeps a Harlem School Going From His Brownstone | NY Times

After a Fire, a Pastor Keeps a Harlem School Going From His Brownstone | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ The sounds of children once again fill the ground floor of the Eatmans’ brownstone on West 119th Street. This was not exactly the plan the Harlem couple had envisioned after raising four of their own children. But as the Rev. Charles Eatman Sr. knows, few things — other than the Ten Commandments […]


Arisen in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Arisen in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They heard the alarms. Franck De Las Mercedes and his wife Nicola figured it was probably a neighbor burning breakfast. He kissed her goodbye and she left for work. A moment later he heard her scream. The building was on fire. His wife ran back inside to get her husband and […]


Washington Heights Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Dozens of residents of a West 179th Street building were in limbo after a fire tore through the top floor of their building over the weekend — forcing a full evacuation and leaving one family searching for emergency housing. The fire at 501 W. 179th St. started about 3 […]


Uptown Tech Talk: The Amazon Fire Phone

Uptown Tech Talk: The Amazon Fire Phone

Much love to @ATT for letting me test drive that new @amazon Fire phone… #GameChanger pic.twitter.com/6jHdoEpXWK — Led Black (@Led_Black) July 17, 2014 Shout out to the good folks at AT&T for giving me the opportunity to test drive the brand new Amazon Fire Phone last week at their Mobility Tech Innovation Event. The Amazon […]


New Yorkers donate money, basic supplies to East Harlem residents affected by last week’s gas explosion | NY Daily News

New Yorkers donate money, basic supplies to East Harlem residents affected by last week's gas explosion | NY Daily News

By Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New Yorkers are digging deep to help the East Harlem residents affected by last week’s tragic gas explosion, donating money and basic supplies to those who lost their homes and possessions. More than 200 city residents made online donations Monday to a fund established by Mayor […]


Once a Funeral Home, Inwood Pharmacy Now a Gathering Place | WSJ

Once a Funeral Home, Inwood Pharmacy Now a Gathering Place | WSJ

BY Richard Morgan A former funeral home in Inwood is now a place where Girl Scouts hold their meetings, preschoolers play and artists display their works. Manny Ramirez reopened his Dichter Pharmacy in the old mortuary almost a year ago after a 2012 fire destroyed the business, which has operated in the neighborhood in some form […]


Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem | CBS New York

Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem | CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two buildings have collapsed after an explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem. It happened around 9 a.m. on Park Avenue on 116th Street, the FDNY said. One of the buildings that collapsed had a piano repair shop with apartments above. The second building housed a church. PHOTOS: Harlem Explosion It’s unclear […]


A Pharmacy Provides Salves for a Community’s Spirits | NY Times

A Pharmacy Provides Salves for a Community’s Spirits | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Just about no one knows the territory like a neighborhood pharmacist, membrane by membrane. On Jan. 3, 2012, Dichter Pharmacy in the Inwood section of upstate Manhattan burned to the ground along with the entire corner of 207th Street and Broadway. Under one flag or another, a drugstore had been in roughly […]


Bread and Yoga Opens New Inwood Location | DNAinfo

Bread and Yoga Opens New Inwood Location | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Bread and Yoga is back. Almost two years after a fire destroyed its home and four months after it announced it had found a suitable location in Inwood, the beloved neighborhood yoga studio and cooking class space is unveiling its new home and welcoming students. Though the electrical wiring isn’t […]


Inwood Yoga Studio Looks to Raise Funds for Renovation | DNAinfo

Inwood Yoga Studio Looks to Raise Funds for Renovation | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer INWOOD — Inwood’s Bread and Yoga has launched an online campaign in an effort to raise money to fund renovations for its new space. The campaign, which went live Monday morning, seeks to raise $38,000 by Nov. 16 for the beloved 4-year-old community institution, which is moving into a larger […]


Workers stretch extension ladder five stories in the air to save man trapped in Washington Heights fire | NY Daily News

Workers stretch extension ladder five stories in the air to save man trapped in Washington Heights fire | NY Daily News

Three good Samaritans use an extension ladder to reach a man trapped in a burning fifth-floor apartment on 172nd St. Monday. The three men, including the building’s super, manage to save the victim before emergency crews arrive. By Joe Kemp / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The daring rescue of a man from the fifth floor […]


Dichter Pharmacy Officially Marks Return From Devastating Fire | DNAinfo

Dichter Pharmacy Officially Marks Return From Devastating Fire | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer INWOOD — Dichter Pharmacy is rising from the ashes. A little more than a year after being destroyed in a devestating fire that wiped out 10 area businesses, the longtime Inwood staple returned to its roots, opening a new, expanded Broadway location with a customer appreciateion event this week. Now […]


Dichter Pharmacy, an Inwood institution destroyed by fire in early 2012, will reopen just steps away from original site | NY Daily News

Dichter Pharmacy, an Inwood institution destroyed by fire in early 2012, will reopen just steps away from original site | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A longtime Inwood pharmacy that was destroyed by fire more than a year ago is getting a new home just a few doors down from its former location, and the owner says it will be “bigger and better” with an added old-school twist. Dichter Pharmacy, which […]


The Massive 207th Street Fire

The Massive 207th Street Fire

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