The year 2022 in New York City brought with it the arrival of a new mayor tackling years-long crises, the shock of war and rash court decisions, and a good amount of political upheaval.
Let’s take a look back at some of the city’s biggest stories, in chronological order, in 2022.
1.) Twin Parks Fire
More than a dozen residents of the Twin Parks apartment building in the Bronx were killed in a massive fire on Jan. 19. Many of the victims died from smoke inhalation, as acrid smoke spread through an unsecured door throughout the structure, suffocating residents who were trapped and couldn’t make it out. It was the borough’s deadliest fire since the Happy Land Social Club arson attack in 1990.