Fire

It Might be Awhile Before ‘Sauce’ Reopens on Rivington Street

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

Don’t hold your breath for Sauce, the Rivington Street Italian restaurant that’s been closed since late-December. Even though its eponymous pizzeria is serving slices next door, the OG Sauce, a locals favorite, remains down for the count thanks to a kitchen fire over the holiday season. The blaze KO’d both the eatery and a couple […]

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Early Morning Fire Knocks out Black Seed Bagels on Elizabeth Street

Last modified March 7, 2019 at 8:57 am

Daybreak today saw a fire erupt at Black Seed Bagels on Elizabeth Street. The blaze started just before 6:30am – the morning breakfast rush – and smoke was seen billowing out of the storefront. The Fire Department responded to 170 Elizabeth Street immediately – an all hands call – and worked to extinguish the flames. […]

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Couple Displaced by 78 Rivington Fire Seeks Aid for Recovery

Posted January 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The one-alarm fire at 78 Rivington Street last Saturday morning shuttered Sauce restaurant and devastated a couple of apartments on the second floor. The blaze was apparently electrical, and emanated from the kitchen of the local Italian spot. No one was hurt, but damage in the building is reportedly extensive. Heat, gas, and hot water […]

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Fire Takes out ‘Sauce’ Restaurant on Rivington Street, No one Hurt

Posted January 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

Early Saturday morning, a one-alarm fire swept through the lower part of 78 Rivington Street. It apparently started inside the kitchen of Sauce restaurant. According to ownership, the fire was quickly extinguished and no one hurt. Published reports noted that the flames spread up to apartments 2B and 2D, but that affected tenants are okay. […]

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97-Year Old Woman and Caretaker Critically Injured in Mott Street Blaze

Posted December 20, 2018 at 5:05 am

Yesterday afternoon, a three-alarm fire ripped through a Mott Street tenement in Chinatown, seriously injuring two residents. The fire sparked on the second floor of 113 Mott Street at 12:30pm, and quickly spread. Flames were seen shooting out the windows. It took a couple hours, but firefighters finally had the blaze under control by around […]

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There was a Kitchen Fire at the Ludlow House Last Night

Posted March 25, 2018 at 8:09 am

Ludlow House is on the precipice of celebrating its second birthday on the Lower East Side. En fuego. There was a fire yesterday evening inside the trendy social club. Smoke could be seen billowing from the rooftop of 139 Ludlow Street. Firefighters briefly sealed off the street to battle the blaze, and quickly had everything […]

Angelo’s of Mulberry Promises to Return ‘Stronger Than Ever’ After Devastating Fire

Posted February 22, 2018 at 5:08 am

As Little Italy awoke last Saturday morning, a two-alarm fire erased a century-old restaurant and injured thirteen people. The blaze started shortly before 8am and quickly engulfed Angelo’s of Mulberry on the ground level and the floors above. It took dozens of firefighters two hours (and a fleet of 25 trucks) before the flames were […]

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2-Alarm Fire in the Basement of 335 Grand Street Draws Huge Response

Last modified August 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm

There’s been a heavy presence of firefighters on Grand Street the last hour or so, battling a two-alarm basement blaze. Site of the action is 335 Grand Street, which has a Chinese supermarket in the ground level. The ladders remain extended. At the moment there is no word regarding any victims, and cause of the […]

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As the LPC Approves Demolition of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, We Should Get Creative with Preservation [OP-ED]

Posted July 12, 2017 at 9:39 am

Since its tragic fire, the future of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue has been a topic of much debate. Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum’s push for demolition of heavily damaged portions of the 167-year-old structure. There had been preliminary plans with the Chinese-American Planning Council to erect a new development pre-fire. Prior to yesterday’s […]

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Breaking: Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue on Norfolk Street is on Fire [Updated]

Last modified May 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm

The Lower East Side is covered in smoke right now. Several readers are telling us that the historic synagogue on Norfolk Street – Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – is currently up in flames. The FDNY labeled it a 3-alarm fire. One eyewitness riding his bike along Delancey told us that he heard a “big explosion” followed […]