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Katra Lounge Hopes to Reopen on Friday After Basement Fire

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Katra Lounge remains closed four days after a fire reportedly sparked in the basement of 217 Bowery, and knocked out the business. The blaze happened early Friday morning, but was quickly extinguished. In the meantime, the space is undergoing some extensive repair work. This is made clear both by looking inside, as well as a […]

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Scenes from Saturday’s Rooftop Fire at 1 Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:16 am

Herewith, some photos from Saturday’s rooftop fire at 1 Ludlow Street. The unique structure at this corner – located at the three points of Division, Canal, and Ludlow Streets – caught fire but was quickly extinguished by an armada of first responders. Word on the street is that the flames may have sparked due to a […]

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Sidelined by Fire, Ludlow Street Funeral Home Begins Road to Resurrection

Posted May 25, 2016 at 9:38 am

Two months after a fire sidelined the Boe Fook Funeral Home on lower Ludlow Street, the rebuilding process has begun. Late in the evening of March 14 a fire sparked on the ground floor of the establishment. It’s believed that the cause of the blaze was a ceremonial fireplace used for burning paper inscribed with […]

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Ice Cream Truck Bursts into Flames on Delancey Street [UPDATED]

Last modified April 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

A reader sends us this image of an ice cream truck on Delancey Street near Forsyth that burst into flames (not a Con Edison vehicle as previously reported). The plume of smoke is intense and visible across the neighborhood. No word just yet on what caused the fire or any injuries. More as it develops. […]

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Breaking: Fire Erupts at Ludlow Street Funeral Home Tonight [UPDATED]

Last modified March 15, 2016 at 12:35 am

The Boe Fook Funeral Home on lower Ludlow Street is burning up as we speak. The smell and taste of charred wood is certainly palpable. Several battalions of first responders are currently working to extinguish the smoldering fire. From what we hear, the fire started in the back of the building on the ground level […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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