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 […]


There Was a Fire Inside Izakaya Dodom Pa at 71 Clinton Street Last Night

Posted August 30, 2013 at 5:46 am

At approximately 10:30 last night, a fire was sparked in the ground level of 71 Clinton Street, at the corner of Rivington. The restaurant affected by the small blaze was Izakaya Dodom Pa, an establishment that has seen its fair share of identity changes over the years. We were told by first responders that the […]


Car Fire Closes Brooklyn-Bound Outer Roadway of Williamsburg Bridge

Last modified August 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Brooklyn-bound motorists on the Williamsburg Bridge are likely stuck at this moment thanks to a car fire on the outer roadway. The blaze happened just under an hour ago, and said outer roadway is currently closed. Williamsburg News snapped the above photo of the scene. Brooklyn-bound Williamsburg Bridge outer roadway CLOSED due to a car […]

[Photo: Drew Gurian]

Mono+Mono to Reopen After Fire Threatens Its Existence

Posted April 22, 2013 at 6:20 am

Early Sunday morning, a fire sparked at the stout 116 East Fourth Street, which houses relative newcomer Mono+Mono.

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Breaking: 2-Alarm Blaze Knocks Out 116 East 4th Street

Last modified April 21, 2013 at 3:15 am

About an hour ago, a fire sparked in the one-story commercial building that houses the Mono+Mono hangout. That blaze was reportedly registered as a two-alarm, and elicited a heavy response from the fire department. Judging by the severity of the fire, it seems that the bar-restaurant itself is likely in dire straits. And here’s a shot […]



Breaking: Fire at 75 Mott Street

Last modified January 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Details are coming out about a two-alarm fire at 75 Mott St. Fire on multiple floors. The fire seems to have originated on the third floor.  At the moment there are people trapped on the third floor. *Update 4pm* Fire is now a 3-alarm fire. *Update 4:30* Fire is now under control. MAN 2-ALARM 75 […]



Breaking: Fire Forces Evacuation of Whole Foods Bowery [Updated]

Last modified January 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Shortly before 5 pm this evening, a fire sparked inside the Whole Foods on the Bowery. Crowds are now gathered outside the supermarket while firefighters resolve the situation. We are told that the alarms sounded, sprinklers promptly activated, and customers forced to drop their baskets to be escorted out. UPDATE 8:24 pm: Whole Foods confirms […]