Not only has winter turned our cities into frozen hellscapes—it's also turning them into electrified death traps. According to Gothamist, a section of Sixth Avenue is currently closed off due to dangerously electrified doorknobs and grates—and melting rock salt might be to blame.
What hellish substance is rising up from the bowels of Brooklyn? According to this official Fire Department announcement on Twitter, all FDNY hands are required to fight this unspeakable menace.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Smithsonian is exhibiting its collection of recovered 9/11 items—in the open and close enough to touch (but please don't).
Firefighting is more than fancy hats and ladder trucks - there's both a science and an art to it. Joe Flood's The Fires shows how New York's Bravest take out a blaze from the top down.
Spider-Man took a little time out from his busy day of web-slinging and ruining musical theater to deliver an important message. It's time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. It's a "why don't you caption it" PSA!