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Early morning fire burns through a row of businesses so intensely, firefighters remain on scene in Queens into night

SUNNYSIDE, Queens — Firefighters, police officers and utility workers are expected to remain in place well into Thursday night, and possibly into Friday morning, at the scene of a massive fire that left at least 12 people injured. The blaze also completely destroyed a row of businesses here, and caused a roof collapse and explosion […]

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2 Children Killed In Late Night Fire In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two young children have been killed in a massive fire in Brooklyn. The flames broke out overnight at a building on Schaefer Street in Bushwick. FDNY officials told CBS2 the fire started around 11 p.m. Saturday night and spread quickly. “Second floor and third floor was completely ruined by fire,” Bushwick […]

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With Amazon coming, the city needs to bring back Engine 261

Flickr/joseph Long Island City’s fire-safety infrastructure is already stretched thin Gerard Fitzgerald Amazon’s plans to build one of its new HQ2 campuses in Long Island City could be truly transformative for the region. Its $2.5  billion investment in Queens would create 25,000 jobs   as well as a 600-seat intermediate school in the neighborhood and […]

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