Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sixth Street fire update: 6th Street Kitchen destroyed


EV Grieve reader Jamie shares this photo from this morning's fire on East Sixth Street just east of Avenue A. Several readers say that 6th Street Kitchen, pictured here, has been destroyed.

18 comments:

troyst83 said...

Man, I was really wanting to try Kitchen out after the suggestion made by East Village Eats.

Anonymous said...

so that explains why there was so much noise this morning - the sirens woke me up! i live on 7th street in between ave a and 1st ave.

anyway, hopefully there aren't any casualties from the fire...

-wax

Melanie said...

I hope everyone is okay.

Anonymous said...

ohhh no! I feel like Kitchen took forever to open and now this! so terrible :(

Anonymous said...

So Sad!! We loved 6th Street Kitchen! Sending wishes of a speedy recovery their way.

Anonymous said...

This place was amazing - perfect menu and great vibe. I really hope they reopen soon :(

blue glass said...

so many fires lately

Anonymous said...

So is Eastern Bloc destroyed too? I've been in that place when it's packed and it always struck me as a firetrap when it's that crowded. I pray that everyone is OK. All of these EV fires are extremely unsettling.

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 11:07

Early reports spotted the fire at 505 E. 6th St. — home of Eastern Bloc. Meanwhile, other readers say the fire started/engulfed 507 and 6th Street Kitchen.

~evilsugar25 said...

oh man, that is awful. the owner of this place is a fried of a friend, and we had a number of great meals there. i hope no one was hurt - ugh! i feel so bad!

Anonymous said...

May I offer my thanks to all the FIRESERVICE YOU DO A GREAT JOB

Anonymous said...

I live in 507 - The fire appears to have originated in 6th Street Kitchen, and damage is definitely concentrated in the restaurant. Residents were woken by some explosions and the fire alarm, and escaped via the stairs, fire escapes, or the roof. Smoke damage and damage from fighting the fire is fairly extensive, but only the restaurant itself is destroyed. THANK YOU to the firemen and women who responded so quickly and saved this situation from becoming much worse. We are all very grateful.

Anonymous said...

Any reports of suspected arson? All these fires taking place simultaneously at physically unconnected locations can't not bring up that suspicion.

Anonymous said...

This sucks. Kitchen is not just a recent newcomer to the village. Owner Chris Genoversa ran OG in the same spot for years and took a lot of time getting its replacement just right. I loved both incarnations and have some very happy memories of great meals and conversations there. Best wishes for a speedy re-opening.

RyanAvenueA said...

What a shame about 6th St Kitchen, and a blessing for the building's residents if the damage is as contained as it seems. They had the best deviled eggs, and we loved going there. These fires are unsettling.

Cass the Australian. said...

This is awful news. We loved Kitchen during our extended stay in this very block in NYC last year. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Wonderful quiet street. I am so glad the residents and surrounding buildings are safe and hope the owners can rebuild the superior business they ran.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about arson too! the grocery store on 14th, the bank on 2nd ave, the roof on A and houston, and then 2 more businesses in one night! But idk I'm new to the city and I don't know if it is common to have that many fires

Anonymous said...

This is so awful! I walked passed 6th St as the fire trucks started rolling in and I was devastated to see it was 6th Street Kitchen in flames. We had just our first meal of 2011 here for Saturday brunch and it was incredible. I've been a huge fan of OG for years and planned to make this another "regular" spot. My prayers are with all of the owners, employees and building residents.