Daniel Nigro

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    The FDNY Now Has More Women Firefighters Than Ever. Is That Good Enough?

    History was made in the Fire Department of New York on Tuesday after four female firefighters graduated from the FDNY Fire Academy, raising to 44 the number of women in a department of more than 10,500 members -- the most ever in the FDNY's 149-year history. See also: The FDNY Is a Force of More Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    First Transgender Firefighter Really Is New York City's Bravest

    Last month, the New York City Fire Department's first and only transgender firefighter, Brooke Guinan, ignited a media storm after a poster of her -- standing defiantly in a helmet, braces, and T-shirt reading "So Trans, So What?" -- went viral. The poster was part of an awareness campaign of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Progress: The FDNY Now Has as Many Female Firefighters as It Did In 1982

    Tuesday is graduation day at the New York City Fire Academy, and this particular ceremony also doubles as a bit of a landmark. The graduation takes place at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn; Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to address the new graduates at 11 a.m., along with outgoing Fire ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Rudy's Grand Illusion

    What Giuliani likes to remember about 9-11—and what he actually did (or didn't do)