The fire was further to the west. The @FDNYalerts Twitter account first reported the fire at 12:36 a.m. at 163 Bleecker St. between Sullivan and Thompson.
It eventually became a 5-alarm fire, which the FDNY declared under control at 5:33 a.m.
Photos via the Citizen app show extensive damage to the retail tenant there — Uncle Ted's Modern Chinese Cuisine.
Manhattan 5-Alarm Box 0358, 163 BLEECKER ST, Other Commercial Building Fire, FLR 1, Under Control— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) May 22, 2021
A fire on April 19 on the corner of Bleecker and LaGuardia Place reportedly destroyed the storefront belonging to GMT Tavern.