FDNY/NYPD Football Game Devolves Into Fisticuffs

Brendan O'Connor · 05/24/16 08:20AM

Members of the NYPD and FDNY football teams were supposed to line up and shake hands after playing in the “Fun City Bowl” (a charity game) this weekend. Instead, because everyone involved is very big and tough, there was a shoving match and some punches thrown and a lot of yelling.

Seven-Alarm Fire Burning in Williamsburg

Brendan O'Connor · 01/31/15 01:20PM

More than 200 FDNY firefighters have been fighting what is now a six-alarm fire at a warehouse in Williamsburg since early this morning, The New York Times reports. More than 200 firefighters are working to contain the fire from both land and boats on the East River.

Sarah Hedgecock · 05/02/14 02:37PM

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk after evacuating passengers from an F express subway train that derailed in Queens on Friday. Image via Julie Jacobson/AP.

Black FDNY Worker Gets a Noose After Discrimination Claim

Jeff Neumann · 02/07/11 07:26AM

Watch out if you plan on filing a race discrimination complaint against FDNY — you just might find a noose hanging in your locker. At least that's what Gregory Seabrook, a communications electrician for the department, says happened to him last Thursday.

That's Not Our Bag, Baby

Brian Moylan · 05/10/10 06:13PM

[Firefighters investigate an empty suitcase left unattended on 43rd Street. The situation sorted itself out a few minutes later, but now is not the time to walk away from your shit! Image (and story) via MarkLyon's Flickr]

Media Bubble: Imported Meat

abalk2 · 08/04/06 01:00PM

• Lee Gomes doesn't care what all you Chris Anderson cultists think; The Long Tail is full of shit. Inevitable Anderson riposte t/k. [WSJ]
• Mariane Pearl, widow of slain WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl, writes her first column for Glamour. Ann Coulter, 45, immediately calls her a whore. [Glamour]
• Hard-hitting Observer investigation reveals that some firefighters in the "FDNY Calendar of Heroes" come from out of state. [NYO]