The Day | On Tweets And Firehouses

angel practice, Victoria's Secret publicity stuntMichelle Rick

Good morning, East Village.

Having nimbly avoided the crush of Black Friday shoppers, we begin this morning with a look at Thursday’s article in The Post, which described how the firefighters of Engine 28 and Ladder 11, on Second Street near Avenue B, had recently opened a Twitter account to alert neighborhood residents when the firehouse was unable to respond to emergency calls.

Over the past month, The Post reported, the firehouse was pulled out of service on 20 occasions because of a range of issues including mechanical trouble or training or to provide coverage for other firehouses when their units were pulled from service.

EV Grieve reports that sometime after The Post’s piece went up, the firehouse’s Twitter account was disabled.

In other neighborhood news, DNAinfo has a post on the recently opened Dorian Grey Gallery on East Ninth Street.

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