According to a reader, the damage at Otto's from this morning's fire isn't as bad as first feared. Still, the back room is a mess... Everyone seems to be saying the same thing: It could have been a lot worse.
Also, according to the reader, the residents who live in the building above Otto's were allowed back inside their homes just after 11 a.m....
Only a few police officers and fire personnel remain on the scene. 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B has been reopened to traffic.