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Fire Update: Elected Officials Reach Out to Displaced Tenants

Tomorrow evening, elected officials and representatives from NYC agencies will meet with residents who were displaced by Sunday night's fire on Grand Street. It will be a chance for tenants of 283 and 285 Grand street to ask questions...

Owner of Grand Street Buildings Cited for Fire-Related Safety Violations

This morning, fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the massive fire that ripped through three Grand Street buildings Sunday night, killing an elderly man, injuring dozens and leaving more than 90 people homeless. Their attention is...

Body of 87-Year Old Man Removed From 285 Grand; Photos Documenting 283 Grand’s Disrepair Last Year

This evening, firefighters located the body of an 87-year old man, who was trapped in the top floor of an apartment building that was destroyed in a last night's Grand Street fire. Sing Ho becomes the first fatality in...

Elderly Man Missing After Grand Street Fire

An elderly man who was inside one of the apartment buildings that went up in flames on Grand Street last night has not been accounted for. City Councilmember Margaret Chin, who has spent most of the day on the...

Two Grand Street Buildings Likely to Be Demolished, Housing Advocates Examine Fire Code Violations

We just returned from the scene of the Grand Street fire. Officials from the Fire Department and the Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development briefed City Councilmember Margaret Chin a short time ago. They have determined that two out...

Two Buildings Heavily Damaged in Grand Street Fire to be Demo’d

The Lo-Down is standing by at 283 Grand Street, where we have been told the NYC Fire Department is weighing plans to "demo" two of the buildings that were damaged in the 7-alarm fire last night.  Word they...

More on Fatal Accident at Delancey and Essex

Lower East Side resident, and journalist, Jennifer Strom sent us this report after learning a pedestrian was hit on Delancey Street (at Essex St.) early this morning: A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car crossing Delancey Street at...

Fatal Accident on Delancey Street

More on the fatal accident on Delancey Street (at Essex) this morning.  Lo-Down reader, and a journalist, Jennifer Strom went to the scene and was told a man was struck by a vehicle around 4am this morning.  The medical...

Photos From the Aftermath of the Grand Street Fire

The buildings were still smoldering this morning in the aftermath of the 7-alarm fire that broke out at 283 Grand Street. Here are some photos from the scene: More photos after the jump.

Update: Fire on Grand Street

We understand up to 90 residents have been displaced. They are being cared for at Intermediate School 131, just up the street. Four buildings were impacted by the fire. Smoke is still streaming out of the top of the...
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Community Board Applications Open Until March 1

If you have been itching to become more involved in your neighborhood, here's your chance. New York's borough presidents...
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