From The New York Shitty Inbox: Fire At 832 Manhattan Avenue?
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Peter (who sent me the above photos) writes:
hello miss heather-I was having coffee this morning and happened to notice an enormous cloud of blackish smoke pass by my window on Leonard Street. It appeared to be a pretty serious fire on Manhattan Ave near Calyer that had both the entire neighborhood and what seemed like the entire NYC fire department on the scene. Attached are some iphone pictures of what was going on. I emailed them from my phone so some might be sideways. My apologies.
We happened to be home today, and saw the smoke from the fire right as we were leaving the newly re-opened 3-Decker Restaurant after breakfast. (BTW, I can’t really make out anything different about the diner…can you?)
We got there right after fire trucks arrived, and witnessed a somewhat dramatic rescue of 2 hipsters climbing down the truck ladder from their 3rd story window.
We initially thought that the fire was mainly on the roof, from that crappy addition on top of the building, but it appeared that the firemen were concentrating on the empty 2nd floor apartment, which looked like it was in the midst of a renovation.
It looked like total apartment destruction for those unhappy 3rd floor residents. We hope they had renter’s insurance. Their cat almost jumped out of the 3rd floor window, but was barely stopped by a fireman and a window screen. Sad situation. Seems like that landlord is the type of guy to do a shoddy renovation, so probably an electrical fire?