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Utility Found ‘Hazardous Situation’ Months Before NYC Blast

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick)
A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick)

NEW YORK—More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan’s East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line...


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  • The 9/11 memorial museum director, Alice Greenwald in front of the North Pool at the memorial on  Aug. 19, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco the Director of the Juvenile Justice Project in her office in Manhattan on Aug. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Marla Mossman, a photographer and artist who traveled along the Silk Road countries to document vanishing cultures, at her home in Manhattan on Aug. 15. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Kate Shin, real estate developer and owner of Waterfall Mansion. (Courtesy of Mark Roskams)

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  • Scott Pilgrim, a computer science student at Brooklyn College, in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 5, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, Executive Director of the Children’s Orchestra Society, poses at the Queens Botanical Garden, in Flushing, New York City, on July 22, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Roger Quan, also known as Rogue, at his magic shop in Elmhurst, Queens, on July 15. Rogue has performed his tricks on “America’s Got Talent.” (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Carmen Farina, Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray

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  • Commencement at the Barnard College, famous women’s college in New York, on May 17, 2010. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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  • Sothebys Real Estate

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  • Six-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane talks about his work in his office of Stewart F. Lane Productions, Inc. and Stellar Productions International, Inc. in Midtown, New York City on March 10, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Stewart F. Lane Is ‘Mr. Broadway!’

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  • Changing of the Cabs

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  • In this March 10, 2015, photo, character Don Draper's box of secrets, including Dick Whitman's dogtag, letters, and family photos are displayed as part of the exhibition, "Matthew Weiner's Mad Men," at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The exhibit runs through June 14. The final episodes of the series will begin on April 5. (AP Photo/Museum of the Moving Image, Thanassi Karageorgiou)

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  • Francis "Buddy" Murnane

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  • Cush Jumbo in “Josephine and I,” written and performed by Cush Jumbo and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, is running at Joe’s Pub at The Public. (Joan Marcus)

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  • A Hirado porcelain okimono of a seated Kikujido, the beloved chrysanthemum boy from the late Edo period, Japan, at the Flying Cranes Antiques booth during the Asia Art Fair at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City, on March 12, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Treasures Abound at the Asia Art Fair, NYC (+ Photo-Gallery)

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  • Award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, at her Futuro Media Group office in Harlem, Manhattan, on Feb. 24, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Trailblazer Maria Hinojosa Talks Inclusion

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  • The Chankos sued ABC, NewYork-Presbyterian and Dr. Schubl for damages. Anita and Kenneth Chanko are above. (Adam Lerner/AP for ProPublica)

    New York Legislation Would Make It a Felony to Film Patients Without Prior Consent

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  • An ad that is part of New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority's courtesy campaign. (Source: Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

    Pregnant on the NYC Subway: ‘Please, Sir, May I Have Your Seat?’

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  • Actress Lauren Bacall at the 78th Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 5, 2006. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

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  • (L-R) Lisa Dowling, Mireya Ramos, and Shae Fiol, members of the female mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache, performing at the Campéon restaurant in New York, on Feb. 27, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Ryan Morningstar, co-founder of VertiCulture Farms, at the farm in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, on Feb. 23. VertiCulture is a startup that aims to be the first commercial-scale aquaponic farm in New York City. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York City Might Be Able to Mass Produce Its Own Food With Aquaponics

    NEW YORK—In the dusky penthouse of the old Pfizer building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, four urban aquaponic practitioners meet after sunset. They check the nitrate level,... Read more

  • Buying property in New York as an overseas buyer can be a big decision and require expert advice

    What You Must Know as an Overseas Buyer of Residential Property

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    NEW YORK—Barbara Anderson Terry is one of Sotheby’s International Realty’s highest grossing agents. She works out of the East Side Manhattan Brokerage and specializes in... Read more

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    Canal Side Development Reshaping Gowanus

    NEW YORK—The scrappy, industrial landscape along the Gowanus Canal is undergoing major changes. Large projects by big name developers are changing the aesthetics along the... Read more

  • Mary-Kate Olsen attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit celebrating "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on Monday May 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row to Open Flagship in Manhattan

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion label, The Row, will open a flagship store on the Upper East Side by the end of this year. The... Read more

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    NEW YORK—March is the optimum month to list homes for sale in New York City, according to a StreetEasy analysis. Historically spring has been the... Read more

  • The Gowanus Canal from the Carroll Street Bridge. (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Nestled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens—two of Brooklyn’s most established, mature brownstone neighborhoods—Gowanus is a destination neighborhood in the middle of an economic... Read more

  • The High Line disappears into luxury high-rise apartment buildings in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The last stretch of the elevated walkway opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 21. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    What to Know About your Next NYC Rental

    Last month in Part 1 of this series I outlined the considerable costs associated with getting in the door of a NYC rental. Moving costs... Read more

  • Abington House

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  • The Brooklyn borough of New York is shown in this April 20, 2010, aerial photo. The Manhattan skyline is in the distance. Mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious plan is to build or preserve 200,000 affordable units of housing over the next 10 years for lower-income New Yorkers, a staggering number that would house a population bigger than cities such as Atlanta or Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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  • RXR Realty CEO and Vice-Chairman of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Scott Rechler, Attorney General of New York State Eric Schneiderman, and Wharton & Garrison LLP Partner Meredith Kane at the 119th Annual REBNY Banquet in New York on Jan. 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Around 2,300 of the city’s most prominent real estate industry movers and shakers attended the 119th Annual REBNY Cocktail Party and Banquet on Thursday,... Read more

  • A Manhattan view from the Empire State Building in New York on July 1, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Manhattan views from the 27-foot-6-inch x 25-foot-7-inch great room, in the penthouse on the 33rd floor of 325 LEX . (Credit: Evan Joseph)

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    NEW YORK—The penthouse at the top of 325 LEX in Midtown has 1,136 square feet of private outdoor terrace, views of the Empire State Building... Read more

  • A rendering of the game room at The Charles, a luxury condominium tower made up of entirely full floor and multifloor residences on the Upper East Side. The game room is being designed to attract children and adults of all ages. (Williams New York)

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    NEW YORK—Children’s playrooms have become an increasingly popular amenity with developers over the last decade. Hundreds of new buildings have them, and for some families... Read more

  • Aerial view of Manhattan looking south over Central Park on July 1, 2007, in New York City. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK—The strength of the condominium market and higher closing prices in the luxury segment drove up the average sales prices in Manhattan in the... Read more

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    New York City was already polarized by the time I returned in the late 1970s. The polar extremes back then were represented in popular culture... Read more

  • A four bedroom, four bathroom, full floor residence at The Charles at 1355 First Avenue, between 72nd AND 73rd streets, on the Upper East Side. Asking prices for the five remaining full-floor homes in the 31-story building start at $6,583,500. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Full-Floor Residences Only: Upper East Side’s the Charles Sets Luxury Development Trend

    NEW YORK—Gracious four-bedroom, four-bathroom residences with opulent living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, exquisite finishes and hardware, and panoramic city views are among the hallmarks of elegance... Read more

  • Rendering of the private terrace outside a premium tower residence (17B) at One Riverside Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. (Credit: Extell Development Company)

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  • A rendering of the exterior of The Continental Park in Elmhurst, Queens. Developers are working with the co-op to add a private pond, a footbridge, a landscaped garden, and several seating areas at the building entrance. (The Continental Park)

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  • The 39th floor of the Pierre Hotel at the southeast corner of Central Park on East 61st, spans 4,786 square feet, and costs $500,000-a-month. (Michael Weinstein)

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  • The dining area in the model three-bedroom, half floor, unit at One57. (Marco Ricca)

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  • The new development will be called the “Renny” in recognition of the former Harlem landmark. (Rendering Courtesy: BRP Development Corporation)

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  • Police investigate the crash scene between a truck and a car carrying four people in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, March 20, 2015. The car, driving the wrong way and carrying three off-duty officers with the Linden, N.J. police department, crashed into the truck, killing one officer and another person and leaving two other officers critically injured, officials said. The truck driver was treated for injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Staten Island Advance, Irving Silverstein)  MANDATORY CREDIT

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    TRENTON, N.J. — Officials say an off-duty New Jersey police officer behind the wheel of a car involved in a New York City wrong-way crash... Read more

  • Linden, N.J. police department cars are parked near the emergency room exit of the Staten Island University Medical Center, March 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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  • Firefighters walk near the scene of a fire, center left, in which seven children died in the Brooklyn borough of New York, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    NEW YORK—Fire tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said. The dead are... Read more

  • Car skid marks are visible along a street in the Chatsworth section of Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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    NEW YORK—A car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers crashed into a truck early Friday while driving the wrong way on a New York... Read more

  • Protesters display a banner and placards during a demonstration outside the courthouse in New York's borough of Staten Island on January 5, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK—A push for answers on how a New York City police officer avoided criminal charges in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner has... Read more

  • A Google Street view of the Sutton Terrace apartment building on 450 East 63rd St. on Manhattan, NY.

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    An unidentified woman fell or jumped from a 12-story building on Upper East Side on Manhattan at 4:29 p.m. on Sunday. She was pronounced dead on... Read more

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    Woman Found Guilty of Shoving Subway Commuter to His Death

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  • Mari Gilbert prays over the coffin of her daughter, Shannan Gilbett on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Amityville Cemetery in Amityville, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Funeral for Woman Linked to New York Serial Killer Mystery

    AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—A New Jersey escort was buried during a graveside Thursday, nearly five years after her disappearance led to the discovery of 10 victims of a... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York on Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

    Daughter Testifies at Murder Trial in 1979 Missing Boy Case

    NEW YORK—The daughter of a man on trial for murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz testified Monday about her father’s unusual behavior... Read more

  • Attorney Scott Rynecki, left, and Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley and the mother of his toddler daughter, at a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in New York City. The NYPD officer who shot and killed Gurley inside a Brooklyn housing project stairway has been indicted on charges of manslaughter.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Grand Jury Indicts Police Officer for Manslaughter

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  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, pause for a moment after placing a bouquet of flowers at a railroad crossing, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Valhalla, N.Y.

    Did the Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

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  • Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan,  Jan 26, 2015 after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university,  according to authorities. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

    Who Are the Russian Spies Nabbed in New York City?

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  • 8 Hurt in Early Morning Fire in Upper Manhattan

    NEW YORK—Fire officials say eight people suffered minor injuries in a fire at a six-story building in Upper Manhattan. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke when they... Read more

  • Police Charge NYC Man With 2010 Murder on Long Island

    CENTRAL ISLIP N.Y.—A New York City man is accused of fatally shooting a Long Island man in front of a pub in 2010. Suffolk County... Read more

  • Kenneth Crane: Man Found Dead in Long Island Woods Identified as Homeless

    HERRICKS, N.Y.—Police say a man found dead in a wooded area on Long Island has been identified as a homeless person. Police say 60-year-old Kenneth... Read more

  • 3 Arrested for Possession of 85 Fake Credit Cards

    LAWRENCE, N.Y.—Three people are under arrest for allegedly using fake credit cards at fast food restaurants on Long Island. Nassau County police say the suspects... Read more

  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) (R) stands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo before Cuomo's State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 2015. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Feds: NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Masked Bribes as Legitimate Income

    NEW YORK—New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful politicians... Read more

  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) speaks during an affordable housing news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on April 18, 2012. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Assembly Speaker Arrested on Public Corruption Charges

    NEW YORK—New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most... Read more

  • Port Authority Police Rescue Injured Cable Inspector

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    NEW YORK—Murder-for-hire allegations are central to a New York trial starting this week for a San Francisco man charged with running an online black market... Read more


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