Posted December 30, 2010 at 6:18 am
A week after boiler issues attracted firefighters to 140 Orchard Street, the city’s finest returned to the scene again today.
Posted December 23, 2010 at 6:18 am
Shortly before 2 pm yesterday, a fleet of FDNY vehicles responded to a call at 140 Orchard Street. We learned from one of the shopkeepers at Batchilly Fashions that it was much ado about a malfunctioning boiler in the basement. There was reportedly no fire. However, firefighters remained on scene for a half-hour to properly […]
Posted December 14, 2010 at 9:50 am
Boogie reader and Seward Cooperative resident Cmerry sent in a dispatch earlier this morning of a fire outside the complex shortly before 3 am. Our tipster reported hearing “at least 2 explosion sounds and many other sounds of rushing and thumps, an object fell to the roof of the walkway and was burning.” [Photo Credit: […]
Posted December 13, 2010 at 6:07 am
Since posting about the relocation of neighborhood paint purveyor M. Schames & Son to 90 Delancey, we’ve been in contact with ownership regarding the origins of their former headquarters at 3 Essex Street. And it’s quite extensive! Although the City of New York dates the building to around 1909, the tenement is allegedly much older. […]
Last modified November 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm
At about 10:50, Whole Foods on the Bowery was evacuated due to a fire inside. The threat seems to be neutralized, as all fire companies are now leaving. We understand the DOH will be coming by later today. The smell of smoke still permeates the air by the Chrystie Street loading dock. Meanwhile, shoppers are […]
Last modified October 8, 2010 at 10:09 am
Yesterday morning, before Orchard Street woke up for another day of business, the early-risers were greeted with fire engines and hazmat vehicles. No sirens, though. The first responders had a Mercury sedan on a jack while servicing the undercarriage. It wasn’t clear what was happening, but was a bit unnerving.
Last modified July 9, 2010 at 9:08 am
This morning, we are digesting all the news from last night’s upgraded four-alarm blaze at 240 East Houston (at Avenue A). Luckily, no one was hurt too badly; although, eight firefighters reportedly suffered some minor injuries. This morning, the fire scene is eerily silent, with only one cop car on patrol. The Houston Deli & […]
Last modified July 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm
There is still a scene in the immediate aftermath of the East Houston fire, which broke out at number 240 earlier tonight. Many thanks to the Red Square tipster for emailing us the following rooftop pictures.