Fire

Rehab Begins for Fire-Ravaged School Building in Chinatown

Posted February 14, 2020 at 5:07 am

In the wake of the devastating fire at the old Public School 23 building in Chinatown, the cleanup and rehab is full throttle. City contractors starting assembling scaffolding at the scorched 70 Mulberry Street earlier this week. The web of bars is making its way up the whole structure ahead of imminent debris removal. Meanwhile, […]

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Hundreds of Chinatown Museum Archive Boxes Recovered from Mulberry Street Fire Site

Posted January 30, 2020 at 5:04 am

Recovery efforts began yesterday for the archives of the Museum of Chinese in America many feared destroyed in the five-alarm fire on Mulberry Street last week. We are told that Department of Citywide Administrative Services contractors rescued approximately one hundred boxes of archival material from 70 Mulberry Street, and that hundreds more remain (in unknown […]

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With its Archives Destroyed by Fire, Chinatown Museum Raises $50K+ in Relief

Posted January 27, 2020 at 5:01 am

On the eve of Lunar New Year, a devastating five-alarm fire tore through an anchor of the Chinatown community. The decimation of 70 Mulberry Street was a major blow to the fabric of the community. The building – erected as Public School 23 in 1892 – has housed numerous cultural and social service organizations since […]

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Ten Injured, Including Firefighters, in Massive Mulberry Street Blaze Last Night [Updated]

Last modified January 24, 2020 at 12:15 pm

The three-alarm blaze that engulfed 70 Mulberry Street last night spread quickly, destroying the upper levels of the historic Public School 23. The fire started shortly after 8:45pm on the fourth floor. Firefighters from Ladder 20 and police from the 5th Precinct were the first responders. More than two hundred fire personnel ultimately arrived to […]

3-Alarm Fire Engulfs PS 23 Building on Mulberry Street

Last modified January 24, 2020 at 12:30 am

Shortly before 9pm this evening, a three-alarm fire was sparked at 70 Mulberry Street (at Bayard). Within minutes, the historic building – erected in the nineteen century as Public School 23 – was in flames. More than one hundred firefighters were called to the scene to battle the blaze which is apparently confined to the […]

That Garbage Fire Burning on Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 15, 2019 at 8:01 am

Nothing to see here. Just a casual daytime garbage fire burning on a hot summer afternoon outside the Irving Farm coffee shop on Orchard Street. Boogie reader Alaric DeArment snapped a short video clip of the blaze, which shows the nonchalant attitude of those passing the vicinity. (Perhaps this is a statement on goods made in the […]

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Breaking: Heavy Fire on the Roof of 165 Orchard Street [Updated]

Last modified June 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Shortly after 11am, a fire broke out on the roof of 165 Orchard Street. Heavy smoke was seen billowing into the sky from all points of the Lower East Side. Firefighters responded, reportedly searched, and found no injuries at this time. It’s unclear what sparked this blaze. Tar beach is certainly closed for the duration. Drop […]

Black Seed Bagels will Reopen on Elizabeth Street Next Month

Posted April 25, 2019 at 5:09 am

One month after an early-morning fire ripped through the original Black Seed Bagels in Little Italy, the business is on the mend. And might reopen sooner than initially expected. As in next month. On March 7, a fire sparked on-premise and knocked out the whole bagel operation. Firefighters were successful in extinguishing the blaze and […]

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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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