Photo: Scot Gianelli

Watch this SUV Explode on Chrystie Street [VIDEO]

Last modified November 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Check this out. An SUV in the middle of Chrystie Street (by Delancey) caught fire this morning, then exploded. According to Gothamist, there were no passengers inside the vehicle at the time, and neither NYPD nor FDNY had more information on the matter. Thankfully, nobody was injured. Bystanders were not affected by the explosion, either.

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More on the Fire that Took out a Rutgers Street Laundromat

Posted September 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

Shortly after 7am on Wednesday morning, a plume of smoke engulfed Rutgers Street. The laundromat near the corner of Madison Street – Emily’s (Love Beauty) Laundromat – caught fire. A brigade of firefighters arrived almost immediately; gawkers took pictures, some still in pajamas ready to leave if need be. Two hours later, the flames were extinguished. […]


Early Morning Fire Breaks Out in Laundromat on Rutgers Street

Last modified September 9, 2015 at 8:07 am

 Firefighters are currently battling a blaze at 32 Rutgers Street, a one-story commercial building just north of Madison. Emily’s Laundromat is in the ground level of the building. The corner is crowded as all hell while dozens are headed to work. Ladders are out, saws in action, and water flowing. The fire has been smoldering for […]

Photo: Anthony Roman

Check Out this Dumpster Fire that Ignited on Broome Street [VIDEO]

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

That plume of smoke you may have seen off Delancey Street Saturday evening was actually a dumpster fire outside the Seward Park Extension at 154 Broome Street. The fire burned for some thirty minutes before it was put out. A Facebook user caught some of the blaze on his mobile phone and posted online. “I […]

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Firefighters Battling Blaze on Essex Street Right Now [Updated]

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Firefighters are currently battling a fire at 153 Essex Street. A half-dozen trucks from the FDNY are parked curbside. Tower ladders in action. At Street level, it appears the fire is out. But the water is still flowing. Looks like the fancy glass box apartment is the one affected. They’re breaking through the bottom of […]



Yesterday’s Cellar Fire Highlights Hazardous Slumlord Situation at 106 Rivington Street 

Posted May 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

In the days following the Second Avenue blast, we reported on the potentially dangerous situation unfolding at 106 Rivington Street. Specifically an alleged faulty boiler in the basement that caused a smoke incident. At the time, neighboring residents and businesses were extremely on edge, worried that the adjacent buildings might suffer a similar fate. Those […]

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Gaia Cafe Sidelined Due to Fire Atop 251 East Houston

Posted December 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

On Thanksgiving eve, a small fire sparked atop the historic four-story tenement at 251 East Houston. It was quickly extinguished, and luckily no one was hurt. However, the beloved eatery in the sub-level commercial space fell victim. The five-year-old Gaia Cafe apparently took on some water, and the electricity was subsequently cut. The future appears a […]

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Breaking: Fire on the Roof of Orchard Street Pink Building

Last modified March 24, 2014 at 6:43 am

Firefighters are deployed en masse to the corner of Orchard and Grand Streets. Smoke has been billowing from the Pink Building for the last fifteen minutes. Ladder is up outside 63 Orchard. This is the second fire in the last few years at the landmarked building, formerly Ridley’s department store. We’ll have more as it […]


Firefighter on F train platform, Photo: KP

There Was a Track Fire at the Delancey F Stop This Morning

Last modified February 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Here’s one probable reason the F train was running slower than normal this morning (which is always friggin’ slow). Reader Kasia Pasanowic sent in these images of a small fire that started on the tracks at around 9am. We are told that the station quickly filled with smoke, but that firefighters quickly arrived and extinguished the […]

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Aerial view of fire at 212 Lafayette, Photo: Edward Skyler

Fire Erupts in the Shaftway Between 210 and 212 Lafayette Street

Last modified November 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

At roughly 8:45 pm tonight, a fire erupted on the fifth floor of the building shaft between 210 and 212 Lafayette Street. Cafe Select is located on the ground floor, and we’re told that customers were immediately evacuated after pedestrians alerted the business. The fire reportedly burned for about thirty minutes before it was finally […]