East Broadway Fire

Fire Scene Update: 105 Rehabilitation

Posted July 27, 2009 at 8:02 am

Other than the vacate order pasted to the doors of 105 East Broadway, and the chain link fence around its perimeter, ground zero of the Hong Kong Supermarket fire has been relatively quiet for weeks.  Not anymore; this past weekend the site became active once again. We strolled by and noticed a demolition crew on […]

FIRE SCENE UPDATE: 107 is Rubble

Posted June 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

In the two weeks since our last fire scene update, cleanup of the collapsed 107 East Broadway is nearly complete. The lion’s share of the mangled metal and crumbled brickwork has been carted away. All that remains is an empty lot and an unobstructed view of the Manhattan Bridge. The good news, however, is that […]

FIRE SCENE UPDATE: Southbound on Pike

Posted May 26, 2009 at 7:43 am

Against the backdrop of freshly-demolished 107 East Broadway, one lane of southbound traffic on Pike Street is now open. FULL FIRE COVERAGE HERE

FIRE SCENE UPDATE: Dismantling 107

Posted May 22, 2009 at 7:44 am

Exactly one week after the Hong Kong Supermarket fire, the dismantling of 107 East Broadway has officially begun. This block will never be the same. UPDATE: 105, 103 and 99 East Broadway will be assessed for demolition next [Save the Lower East Side] FULL FIRE COVERAGE HERE


Posted May 21, 2009 at 7:54 am

More heavy metal is now on scene, including this ginormous crane. A backhoe continues to clear out the former Hong Kong Supermarket from the Henry Street side. Store awning is still hanging. At least for the time being. FULL FIRE COVERAGE HERE

FIRE SCENE UPDATE: Supermarket Breakdown

Posted May 20, 2009 at 8:00 am

This morning, an enormous backhoe was putting the Hong Kong Supermarket into a nearby dump truck. FULL FIRE COVERAGE HERE


Posted May 19, 2009 at 7:22 am

The news regarding the East Broadway fire damage worsens with the passing of each day. Late last night, a reliable source sent along the following intel: Buildings to be demolished: 107, 105, 103, 101, 99 East Broadway. Apparently their foundation is on the same line as the marketplace, so everything is going [to] come down […]

FIRE SCENE UPDATE: More Devastation Coming

Posted May 18, 2009 at 8:00 am

Thanks to some neighborly reader tips yesterday, we are told that the two buildings adjacent to the East Broadway fire site will soon be razed (within a couple days) due to structural instability. Southbound traffic on Pike Street remains blocked. About a month ago, we commented on the unique signage at this very corner. And […]

FIRE SCENE UPDATE: Tenement Teardown

Posted May 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

7:02 PM: A reader wrote in to say that the tenement adjacent to the Hong Kong Supermarket collapsed at around 3 PM today. We stopped by the scene and noticed fire personnel clearing the site; DOB people were also there assessing the situation. Crime scene tape lines the sidewalks and Allen Street Mall, blocking pedestrians […]

Thank You, Readers!

Posted May 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Dear Fellow Readers, In light of last night’s coverage of the Chinatown blaze on East Broadway, we want to stress that Bowery Boogie is dedicated to promoting community awareness. Ultimately, we seek to elicit contributions from readers like you who care about the neighborhood. Your voice is extremely important, and we are committed to listening. […]