Sunday morning fire destroys Inwood businesses | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar and Gregg McQueen

170 firefighters reported to the scene.

A four-alarm fire destroyed a row of Inwood stores on Sunday morning, November 12.

The inferno gutted a string of businesses on Nagle Avenue near Thayer Avenue, and caused six firefighters to be sent to the hospital.

Flames and thick smoke shot high into the air as the fire quickly spread through a half-dozen stores, destroying a dry cleaner, food market, barber shop, liquor store, Chinese food restaurant and the already-shuttered Mi Nido Tavern, which closed in August.

Firefighters arrived at the scene just after 10 a.m., the FDNY said. Before the blaze was brought under control nearly three hours later, 170 firefighters across 40 different units were brought to the scene.

Six firefighters were brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and treated for minor injuries, the FDNY said.

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GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick Citizen of the Year

Super big shout out to GQ for taking a brave stance and naming Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’. The excellent cover story properly places Kaepernick’s activism in the context of such icons as Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson. Shot in Harlem, Martin Schoeller’s simply incredible images of the athlete/activist resonate with power, purpose and poise. Since Kaepernick is currently not talking to the press, GQ talked to some of his closest confidants, which include luminaries like Ava DuVernay, J. Cole, Linda Sarsour and many others about the meaning of Colin’s activism.

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Four-Alarm Fire on Nagle | Manhattan Times

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It sounded like one muffled explosion, followed by another and another.

Soon, residents were milling about on Nagle Avenue, watching heavy gray plumes of smoke ‎trail upward from a fire centered at the liquor store at 150 Nagle early Sunday morning.

By 1030 a.m.‎, the FDNY had dispatched first responders to the scene and had issued an emergency advisory for a three-alarm fire ‎ at Nagle Avenue and Dyckman Street.

The fire spread quickly to neighboring businesses as acrid smoke billowed furiously.

One officer said the whole block on the west side of Nagle between Dyckman and Thayer had burned, including businesses.

It was reported that the fire may have started in the liquor store.

“It looks like every store south of Dyckman Billiards to the corner of Thayer was burned,” said one resident who was on the scene. “The roofs are gone.”

There were no reported casualties.

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36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

Cuchifritos, a Puerto Rican-focused restaurant in El Barrio. (Photo: Tony Cenicola | NY Times)

Cuchifritos, a Puerto Rican-focused restaurant in El Barrio. (Photo: Tony Cenicola | NY Times)

Mireya Navarro of the NY Times put together an outstanding piece on her 36 hour romp through Latino NYC. Get this: Latinos in NYC “account for 29 percent of the overall population and for more than half in the Bronx.” She starts off her journey of cultural and culinary exploration in El Barrio and from there she is off to Dyckman, to the Lower East Side, to Queens and to so many more spots in between. Check out the story and the really cool interactive video below.

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