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This weekend, introduce your kids to some local heroes. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the New York Fire Department [FDNY], firehouses across the city will open their doors to local families, offering them a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily lives and dangerous job of firefighters. The free tours, which are available to wannabe…

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A four-alarm fire swept through three homes in Mill Basin yesterday afternoon, injuring six firefighters. The fire began at 2220 National Drive at approximately 2:19pm, spreading to the house next door and scorching a third home before firefighters brought it under control at approximately 5pm, according to reports. The area was overrun by first responders,…

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Council Member Chaim Deutsch is inviting residents to participate in a two-part community symposium on how the community can meet the growing challenges involved in countering terrorist threats and attacks that could impact our security. Featuring presentations by the NYS National Guard, the NYC Office of Emergency Management, NYPD, FDNY, the NYS Division of Homeland Security,…

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Following three manhole fires in Park Slope in the past week (if not four, as a neighbor noted in the comments), as well as the one here in Sheepshead Bay this morning, you might be asking yourself, “What the hell is going on!?” A common occurrence in the winter and summer months, manhole explosions are clearly…

Police & Fire

Officials are investigating a three-alarm fire that ripped through a commercial building near Luna Park in Coney Island last night. The blaze started at a grocery store at 2900 Stillwell Avenue at 7:53pm, it quickly spread to Bykush, a Turkish cafe and pizzeria in the same building, and consumed at least one apartment, fire officials said. All three floors were…

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