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Restaurant Near Deadly NYC Blast Site Evicted Over Gas Tampering

Restaurant Near Deadly NYC Blast Site Evicted Over Gas Tampering

A restaurant directly across the street from the site of the deadly March 26 gas explosion in the East Village was evicted Monday after its landlord discovered illegal tampering with the gas line and meters there, NBC 4 New York's... Read More

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Monday, Apr 6, 2015
Evidence Points to Gas Tampering at Blast Site: Investigators

Evidence Points to Gas Tampering at Blast Site: Investigators

Initial evidence recovered from the part of the basement that survived the deadly East Village explosion that rocked the city last month, killing two people and injuring nearly two dozen, shows signs of physical tampering with the... Read More

Monday, Apr 6, 2015
Explosion Victim Nicholas Figueroa, 23, Mourned

Explosion Victim Nicholas Figueroa, 23, Mourned

Friends and family are saying goodbye to one of the two victims of last month’s explosion at an East Village sushi restaurant. Read More

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015
Bodies of 2 Men Found at NYC Explosion Site

Bodies of 2 Men Found at NYC Explosion Site

Search and rescue workers sifting through mounds of rubble Sunday found two bodies believed to be those of the men missing since the explosion and fire that razed three East Village buildings last week. Read More

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
PHOTOS: Building Collapses in the East Village

PHOTOS: Building Collapses in the East Village

Emergency are responding to a building collapse in the East Village, the FDNY says.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015
Blast Victims Mourned as Probe Focus Shifts to Cause

Blast Victims Mourned as Probe Focus Shifts to Cause

As officials began to shift their focus to finding the cause of an explosion that leveled three East Village buildings last week, mourners gathered at a vigil Monday evening to celebrate the life of 23-year-old victim Nicholas... Read More

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
2nd Body ID'd in NYC Explosion as Gas-Siphoning Eyed

2nd Body ID'd in NYC Explosion as Gas-Siphoning Eyed

Officials have identified the remains of a second missing man in the East Village explosion last week as authorities continue to investigate whether it may have been caused by an attempt hide illegal gas siphoning, utility workers... Read More

Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Hero Firefighter in Explosion Video Speaks

Hero Firefighter in Explosion Video Speaks

Off-duty FDNY firefighter Mike Shepherd didn't need to be in uniform to be a hero in the aftermath of the East Village explosion. Read More

Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Possible Gas-Line Tampering Eyed in Blast: Sources

Possible Gas-Line Tampering Eyed in Blast: Sources

Authorities are investigating whether the gas line in a basement below a sushi restaurant was rigged in a possible gas-theft scheme, causing the leak that may have set off Thursday's fiery explosion in the East Village. Read More

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
Gas Tampering Complaints Surge After Deadly East Village Blast

Gas Tampering Complaints Surge After Deadly East Village Blast

New York City residents reported dozens of cases of alleged gas tampering in the days following the East Village explosion that killed two men, brought down three buildings and heavily damaged a fourth. Read More

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