Showing posts with label fires. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fires. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Fire shutters the recently opened Gjelina on Bond Street

A fire yesterday just before noon has temporarily shuttered Gjelina, a popular L.A. import that just opened at the start of 2023 at 45 Bond St. 

The FDNY responded to a report of a fire here between the Bowery and Lafayette around 11:30 a.m.

According to the @FDNYalerts account, the fire was in the ductwork between the first and second floor... with firefighters on the scene for several hours before announcing the "under control" ... The Citizen app reported that two firefighters sustained minor injuries during the blaze. No other injuries were reported. Gjelina, a vegetable-centric restaurant that opened in Venice, Calif., in 2008, debuted here at the start of the year with a breakfast-lunch service. Grub Street noted that Gjelina was "already Manhattan's hottest lunch." 

The restaurant's Instagram account noted — via its Stories — that it was closed for now...
A look inside the restaurant last evening didn't reveal much, if any, damage — at least from the front.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Report of a fire at 313 E. 6th St.

The FDNY battled a two-alarm fire overnight on the top floor of 313 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Two people, a resident and a firefighter, reportedly (via Citizen), sustained minor injuries 

The FDNY first reported the fire at 2:03 a.m. ... with the "under control" coming nearly 90 minutes later... Neighbors reported seeing flames coming from the roof of No. 313 (reader photo below). The FDNY said the fire started in the cockloft.
No word on the cause of the fire. 

This morning, boards covered windows on the third and fourth floor of the circa-1900 building, which has three residential units.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

[Updated] Report of a fatal fire early this morning at 118 Avenue D

Top photo via the Citizen app 


The FDNY is responding to a fire this morning at 118 Avenue D in the Jacob Riis Houses at Ninth Street, and there are early reports that one person has died.

As of 7:50 a.m., the fire, which started in an apartment on the fourth floor, appeared to be extinguished...
There is a massive FDNY response that stretches five blocks along Avenue D...
We'll update when more information becomes available. The FDNY responded to the fire at 7 a.m.

Updated noon

ABC 7 reports one fatality and seven injuries.
A 32-year-old man was discovered dead in the apartment by firefighters.

A 46-year-old woman was taken to the Cornell burn unit at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition.

A 13-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were treated for smoke inhalation and burns after they climbed down exterior poles of the building to safety.

Four others suffered minor injuries.

Multiple electric bicycles were found in the fire apartment, and fire marshals are looking into the possibility that they sparked the fire.

There is a GoFundMe for the residents of the apartment where the fire started. Details here.

Instagram user @jay_staccss has dramatic footage of the two teens desperately trying to escape the fire.
Updated 11/18

According to published reports, an e-bike battery caused the deadly fire. There were seven e-bikes in the apartment, per CBS 2

“These batteries, when they’re damaged or overcharged, release hydrogen gas, explode violently,” said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

NY1 has coverage here

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Reader mailbag: 'Ever hear sirens and wonder?'

On Monday night, there was a report of a fire in an apartment at 70 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Thankfully the damage was minimal, though the tenant had to temporarily relocate.

This incident prompted a building resident to share this public service announcement:

If you were home, it was scary. Smoke. Flames. Lots of firefighters.

There is only one fire extinguisher (by the trash) for the entire building, which is basically all wood construction with a brick shell. One kitchen accident, faulty appliance, overloaded outlet or untended candle – and it all goes.

Even if the fire is small, smoke and water damage would make at least half or all of the building inhabitable. Bye-bye apartment.

Picture coming home to everything gone or evacuating in minutes (like those of us who were home thought we might have to Monday night) and not being permitted to return, and you know it’s time to — get a fire extinguisher for your apartment!

Saifee Hardware, First Avenue at Seventh Street, has a good selection ... as well as Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Amazon, etc.

Residents believe a faulty hot plate was the culprit for the fire scare, which led the resident to offer another tip: Check outlets, stove and unplug appliances — like hot plates — not is use.

Friday, November 23, 2018

[Updated] Report of a fire at 204 E. 13th St.

The FDNY responded to a report of a fire this morning at 7 on the top floor of 204 E. 13th St., a four-story building between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

A resident on the block shared these photos and video...

No word at this moment on injuries or the cause of the fire. The resident said that the FDNY quickly extinguished the fire in the apartment, which appears to be gutted.

According to Streeteasy, the building, owned by Steve Croman, has three residential units. Bruno Pizza is in the retail space.

Updated 11/26

Bruno Pizza, will be closed for the foreseeable future.

"There is extensive water damage in the restaurant," owner Demian Repucci told me via email. "But the biggest thing is that ConEd shut off the electricity, gas and water to the whole building.

"We're trying to figure out the situation and what it will take to get back up and running."

Monday, April 6, 2015

Guayoyo and Tuome remain closed after fires

Guayoyo, the excellent Venezuelan restaurant, has been closed since a basement fire in its building at First Avenue and East Fourth Street on Jan. 13.

The temporarily closed sign remains up on the window for patrons. No word yet on a reopening date.

The dining room is still in a bit of disarray.

Meanwhile, at 536 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B, Tuome remained closed this past weekend. A small kitchen fire on March 29 temporarily put them out of commission.

There was a sign up last week noting the restaurant would be closed on Thursday and Friday. The folks at Tuome haven't mentioned the fire or a possible reopening date on its website or social media properties. And no one is answering the phone. As of yesterday morning, what appears to be kitchen equipment sat stacked up in the dining area…

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Reader reports: Big fire at 202 Mott St.

[Photos via @jbeltowska]

@jbeltowska reports that the fire is on the on 3rd or 4th floor of an apartment building on this intersection in Nolita. "Burning debris has been falling out the windows."

[Photos by @elucidateamy]

BoweryBoogie is on the scene at 202 Mott St. As he noted, the fire started in a building across the street from Lombardi's.


Just before 10, we heard the FDNY had the fire under control... and no injuries have been reported. DNAinfo reports that a 75-year-old woman suffered first-degree burns on her head.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

[Updated] Transformer fire at the ConEd Plant

Several readers have said they see black smoke from somewhere in the East Village ... another reader says there is a huge FDNY presence at the ConEd plant on East 14th Street.


EV Grieve reader Crazy Eddie just sent us some photos...


DNAinfo is on the scene. Per their report:

A transformer fire broke out at a Con Edison substation in the East Village Wednesday afternoon, FDNY and utility officials said.

The fire broke out at the power station on East 14th Street and Avenue D at roughly 2:19 p.m., the FDNY said.

No injuries were immediately reported, fire officials said.

Con Ed workers were also responding to the blaze, a spokesman said.

While no power outages had been reported, some customers may have noticed their lights flicker, reflecting a dip in voltage, according to a Con Ed spokesman.

Anyone's power out?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

[Updated] Fire on First Street

EV Grieve reader Bread Butter Cheese passed along word of fire trucks on First Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue early this morning.. it looked as if firefighters were walking on the rooftop of the building that housed the recently shuttered Elephant....

A reader originally thought it may be a false alarm... However, per a commenter:

Not a false alarm! I live the building and there was a fire on the first floor. It filled the entire stairwell with smoke and everyone had to use the fire escapes. I heard everyone got out of the building safely.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Good news from Otto's Shrunken Head

Co-owner Nell Mellon dropped us a note last night with an update on the progress at Otto's Shrunken Head, the 14th Street mainstay that suffered a fire early on Oct. 24...

"Last week we worked really long days/nights to get the front open on Saturday (Oct 30). Lots of support and hard work from staff and regulars helped tremendously! We are back to normal operating hours in the front. And we are hustling in the back. We hope to have the backroom ready for the weekend November 19th. Keep your fingers crossed!"

Previously on EV Grieve:
Assessing the damage at Otto's Shrunken Head

Breaking: Early-morning fire at Otto's Shrunken Head

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A New Yorker of the week

While reporting on the fire at Otto's Shrunken Head on Sunday morning, one witness said that "an alert super" made sure that all the tenants in the apartments above the bar on 14th Street were informed of the blaze.

Per a building resident:

it was not an 'alert super.' in fact our super didn't show up for hours despite numerous police calls. it was in fact a random passerby with a shopping cart who buzzed each unit 3-4 times, woke us all up, and alerted us that 'your building is on fire. get out of the building now!' when thanking him later his response was 'any new yorker would have done the same.' not sure i agree. I am still trying to find out who he is. I believe in credit where it's due.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Otto's to reopen by the weekend

After yesterday morning's fire, we asked the good people at Otto's Shrunken Head for a report on the bar's status... here's the word from co-owner Nell Mellon:

"We are still waiting on final reports from the Fire marshalls. Thankfully no one was hurt and the damage is confined to the backroom. We hope to have the front open in a few days. Definitely for the weekend. The backroom is another story. That will take much more time."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Assessing the damage at Otto's Shrunken Head

Breaking: Early-morning fire at Otto's Shrunken Head