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Sunday, January 23, 2005

All the news that's fit to blog

What's this? A zillion firetrucks on Chambes Street? I should check it out.

But it's also cold as heck out, so first, a quick stop into Taylor's bakery for some outstanding warm cider, pumkin courant cake and a black-bottomed cheesecake muffin.

Wow, this might actually be real news, there's a CBS reporter.

(Foreshadowing... she's reporting from in front of a Subway subshop.)

We could smell it a block away. I kept looking up thinking it was an apartment on fire. Then we saw the thick plume of smoke from the subway grate.

We didn't go into the station, but it's a fair bet the whole thing was full of smoke. We could smell it all the way to Broadway and around Barclay. (This is Chambers and Church by the way.)

Naturally every bystander had a camera. This woman said she lived on the street and had been there from the start taking pictures. We'll have to keep an eye out for them.

The local news just ran a tease for the 11 o'clock broadcast coming up. One of the headlines was that today was one of the deadliest days for the FDNY since 9/11. Obviously, if anyone died in this fire I'll delete this jerky post. I want to make it clear that in being silly here I'm making fun of how bloggers and New Yorkers in general take a casual approach to dire situations. I do not in any way intend to belittle the effort of the firefighters who are out there freezing their butts off, breathing unimaginable toxicity and risking their lives while I sip cider and snap photos of piles of snow. Here's to them.

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