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Father Who Lost Much in Harlem Explosion Now Has Hope

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WNYC

The father of Harlem explosion victim who lost his wife and daughter is hopeful for his son's recovery.

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WNYC News

Victim of Harlem Blast Given Officer's Funeral

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bagpipes played for Griselde Camacho as her coffin was carried into Bethel Gospel Assembly.

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WNYC News

Worshipers, Mayor Mourn Those Lost in Explosion

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined worshipers Sunday at two different East Harlem congregations to mourn those who died in the explosion that destroyed a pair of buildings last week.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: The Mayor's Big Week

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WNYC

It was a big week for Mayor Bill de Blasio. An explosion leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem — and then a plan for universal pre-kindergarten emerged in budget talks in Albany. It wasn't exactly his plan, and it wasn't exactly a victory. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Beth Fertig sit down with special guest Azi Paybarah of Capital New York to discuss This Week in Politics.

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WNYC News

City Promises Housing for All People Displaced by East Harlem Explosion

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hundreds of people remain displaced following this week's explosion in East Harlem, but the city is working to help.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest on the Harlem Explosion

Thursday, March 13, 2014

As of 7:15 Thursday evening, the NYPD reports that eight people died as a result of the massive explosion on 116th St. in East Harlem. WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen updates the news about yesterday's fatal gas explosion that leveled two buildings on Park Avenue. Also, Robert Rodriguez, New York State Assembly Member (D-68th) representing East Harlem, talks about the emergency response and resources available to those affected by the explosion in his district, and any policy response that may be proposed. Plus, Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, offers advice for preparing for and responding to disasters like yesterday's gas explosion.

Later, Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for an Urban Future returns to discuss their report on NYC's aging infrastructure and the role it might have played in the explosion.

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WNYC News

Five of Eight Dead Identified in East Harlem Explosion

Thursday, March 13, 2014

WNYC
AP

The NYPD has released the names of some of the victims. Here are some details about them.

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WNYC News

Anatomy of a Gas Explosion

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Duke University Professor who has studied urban gas infrastructure explains what it takes for a disaster to happen. 

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WNYC News

Fire Smolders for Second Day in East Harlem

Thursday, March 13, 2014

At the site of the explosion on 116th Street, residents walked around wearing surgical masks and a backhoe filled a dump truck with wreckage.

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WNYC News

Report Raised Red Flags About Infrastructure Before Collapse

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A new report found that half of the city's gas lines are made up of cast iron or unprotected steel—the most leak-prone material.

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WNYC News

Residents of Harlem Building that Exploded Grappling with New Reality

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Residents of the two buildings that exploded in East Harlem Wednesday are grappling with a new life without their home.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Hunting for Possible Gas Leak in 127-Year-Old Pipe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WNYC

While the utility has no evidence that a leak was to blame for Wednesday’s blast, the company is treating the fiery disaster as the probable result of a gas leak.

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WQXR Blog

Collapsed East Harlem Building Owned by Piano Shop Proprietor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

One of two East Harlem buildings that collapsed Wednesday morning after an apparent explosion was owned by the proprietor of Absolute Piano, a neighborhood shop.

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Transportation Nation

Following Building Collapse, Metro-North Service Now Running In and Out of Grand Central

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

(Updated 5:20) All Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines to and from Grand Central Terminal has been fully restored.

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WNYC News

Seven Dead After Harlem Building Collapse

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fire department officials confirmed early Thursday morning seven people are dead from the explosion that rocked Harlem on Wednesday.

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