Saturday, January 7, 2012
Via @pablo_escolar comes word that passersby spotted smoke on the ledge/balcony above La Palapa on St. Mark's Place, just west of First Avenue. The FDNY were quickly on the scene and seemed to have the situation under control, he reported. More to come, if necessary...
All is well. Restaurant is open as usual... the smoke/flames/raging inferno had nothing to do with La Palapa, we're told...
DNAinfo has a report too...Apparently some garbage on the balcony somehow caught fire... "It was no big deal," Judy Maeda, the restaurant's maître d’, told DNA. "It was just smoke, no flames."
A few more photos from the morning via @pablo_escolar