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Memorial honors Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims

Memorial honors Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

March 26, 2014


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Students gathered at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in an event sponsored by Workers United, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition and the Service Employees International Union. The fire that broke out in a...

City fire raises questions about university’s evacuation policies

City fire raises questions about university’s evacuation policies

February 4, 2014


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As NYU students know, at the sound of a fire alarm, evacuation begins immediately.  However, with the use of fire-resistant construction in modern high rises, evacuation is not always the best option in the event of a fire. According to the New York City Building Code, several provisions must be f...

Tisch studio evacuated after fire breaks out nearby

Tisch studio evacuated after fire breaks out nearby

December 5, 2013


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Students at NYU’s Stella Adler Studio at 31 W. 27th St. were evacuated after a fire broke out in an adjacent building on last night. The New York City Fire Department is currently investigating the cause. The FDNY received a call at 3:26 p.m., and the fire was controlled by 4:06 p.m. No injuries have been reported. ...

Factory regulations must be reformed

Factory regulations must be reformed

April 30, 2013


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The garment factory collapse in Bangladesh this past week was absolutely horrific. There have been 380 reported deaths, with many more still unaccounted for. Since the incident, there has been outrage by the masses in Bangladesh, and the factory owner — as well as others — have finally been arrested....

Lit candle causes fire at Gramercy Green

Lit candle causes fire at Gramercy Green

November 18, 2012


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Students living in Gramercy Green residence hall were evacuated at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday after a fire broke out on the sixth floor. A seemingly harmless lit candle resulted in fire, smoke and water damage that affected several dorm rooms as well as the HSBC bank located on the first floor...

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