101 Orchard Street fire

Congee Village Reopening This Weekend

Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:18 am

As previously reported, Lower East Side mainstay Congee Village was sidelined last weekend due to an early-morning fire in its rear kitchen.

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Culture Clash (Or Why We Love the Lower East Side)

Posted February 28, 2012 at 11:24 am

When the smoke cleared (literally), a Jewish man in prayer shawl and yarmulke began pacing the area.

Congee Village Closed Until Further Notice

Posted February 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

While the Lower East Side was still waking up, 101 Orchard Street was ablaze. Apparently a fire in the rear-facing kitchen of Congee Village spread through the building ductwork, and smoke enveloped the entire surrounding area.

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Fire at 101 Orchard Street [Upated]

Last modified February 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

A fire in the kitchen of Congee Village spreads through 101 Orchard Street. Updated report after the jump!