Several people have sent us info:
Fire in East Ninth Street building btw Second and Third Avenue. Upper floor apartment building that Cloisters is in.
"Lotsa smoke. fdny sounds like they're sawing metal. and making lotta banging noises."
Anyone have photos?
Updated: Another reader puts the fire at Otafuku.
Updated 8:50: DNAinfo confirms that it was Otafuku. FDNY officials that the fire was quickly brought under control in less than 30 minutes.
A reader reports that the interior is completely burned out.
[Top two photos via @cili007 ]