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WD-50 is Safe After Underground Fire Last Night

Posted December 31, 2010 at 11:34 am

Last night, an underground fire shut down WD-50 at 50 Clinton Street.  Diners were quickly evacuated.  This morning, Grub St brings word that everything is safe at the Wylie Dufresne restaurant.  A restaurant rep told reporters that “the fire itself was apparently at the corner of Clinton and Rivington Streets, and it caused the carbon […]

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Fire Call at 140 Orchard Street, Redux

Posted December 30, 2010 at 6:18 am

A week after boiler issues attracted firefighters to 140 Orchard Street, the city’s finest returned to the scene again today.

Fire Call at 140 Orchard Street

Posted December 23, 2010 at 6:18 am

Shortly before 2 pm yesterday, a fleet of FDNY vehicles responded to a call at 140 Orchard Street.  We learned from one of the shopkeepers at Batchilly Fashions that it was much ado about a malfunctioning boiler in the basement. There was reportedly no fire.  However, firefighters remained on scene for a half-hour to properly […]

Early Morning Fire at Seward Park Co-op [Video]

Posted December 14, 2010 at 9:50 am

Boogie reader and Seward Cooperative resident Cmerry sent in a dispatch earlier this morning of a fire outside the complex shortly before 3 am.  Our tipster reported hearing “at least 2 explosion sounds and many other sounds of rushing and thumps, an object fell to the roof of the walkway and was burning.” [Photo Credit: […]

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A Brief History of M. Schames & Son at 3 Essex

Posted December 13, 2010 at 6:07 am

Since posting about the relocation of neighborhood paint purveyor M. Schames & Son to 90 Delancey, we’ve been in contact with ownership regarding the origins of their former headquarters at 3 Essex Street.  And it’s quite extensive!  Although the City of New York dates the building to around 1909, the tenement is allegedly much older. […]

Whole Foods Bowery Evacuated Due to Fire

Last modified November 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm

At about 10:50, Whole Foods on the Bowery was evacuated due to a fire inside. The threat seems to be neutralized, as all fire companies are now leaving. We understand the DOH will be coming by later today. The smell of smoke still permeates the air by the Chrystie Street loading dock. Meanwhile, shoppers are […]

Firefighters Respond To Suspicious Car Yesterday Morning

Last modified October 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

Yesterday morning, before Orchard Street woke up for another day of business, the early-risers were greeted with fire engines and hazmat vehicles.  No sirens, though.  The first responders had a Mercury sedan on a jack while servicing the undercarriage.  It wasn’t clear what was happening, but was a bit unnerving.

Early Edition: September 7

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Weekend Edition: July 10

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East Houston Fire: Morning After

Last modified July 9, 2010 at 9:08 am

This morning, we are digesting all the news from last night’s upgraded four-alarm blaze at 240 East Houston (at Avenue A). Luckily, no one was hurt too badly; although, eight firefighters reportedly suffered some minor injuries. This morning, the fire scene is eerily silent, with only one cop car on patrol. The Houston Deli & […]