Alarming scene on Broadway near 72nd Street on Sunday night, as a small but intense fire raged on the sidewalk. The incident took place sometime around 8:00 pm in front of the Fidelity Investments office at 2070 Broadway, near Gray’s Papaya (between 71st & 72nd). MUW reader @kyle_higgs sent in the photo above and noted [...]
If you heard sirens around 9:00 pm last night. you weren’t alone. A fire at 875 Amsterdam (between 102nd & 103rd) drew a massive FDNY response yesterday evening. MUW reader Michael D. captured this shot outside his window in a neighboring building — it looks like something out of a filmshoot. All told, I see [...]
UPDATE 1/8: Ollie’s is permanently closed Posted yesterday about the fire that broke out in Ollie’s Noodle Shop (1991 Broadway, between 67th & 68th — follow-up post with additional photos here) While no injuries were reported and damage seems to have been limited mostly to the restaurant, there was an unbelievable blanket of smoke covering [...]
UPDATE 1/8: Ollie’s is permanently closed UPDATE 1/4: UWS Photo Of The Day: Eerie Smoke-Filled Skyline During Thursday Morning’s Upper West Side Fire A little more information and some additional photos from this morning’s fire at 1991 Broadway (between 67th & 68th): It’s now confirmed that the fire started in Ollie’s Noodle Shop, which has [...]
UPDATE 1/8: Ollie’s is permanently closed UPDATE 1/4: UWS Photo Of The Day: Eerie Smoke-Filled Skyline During Thursday Morning’s Upper West Side Fire UPDATE 2:30 pm: Apple Store Reopened But Ollie’s Closed “Indefinitely”+ Additional Photos I was so engrossed in writing the previous post about Big Nick’s possibly going out of business, I missed multiple [...]
Posted back in June that Rigoletto Pizza would be moving from 208 Columbus (between 69th & 70th) — its home for 20 years — to a new location at 141 W. 72nd (between Amsterdam & Columbus). They were supposed to open any day now, but a large fire broke out at the new space earlier [...]
MUW reader @ashirak sent in this photo yesterday, although I didn’t get to post it due to “Ratgate.” Per Ashira:
MUW reader Jon snapped this shot of a manhole fire at Amsterdam & 87th earlier this morning. It’s the second such incident this week.
UPDATE: Apparently West 114th experienced several manhole explosions shortly after this post went up — additional details below. MUW reader and frequent tipster Ashira just sent in the photo above, snapped around 5:45 pm Monday. Apparently there’s a manhole fire of some sort at the intersection of Broadway & 114th. Per Ashira:
A fire in an Upper West Side residential hi-rise brought out the FDNY in full force earlier this afternoon. The incident took place along Broadway, between 77th & 78th, and MUW reader Emma was on scene to capture a few photos. Per Emma:
Scary stuff on West 76th between West End & Riverside Drive last night. An explosion of some sort caused fire to shoot out of a manhole cover on the street.
Posted back in December about an early-morning fire that ripped through Georgia’s Cafe & Bakery (2418 Broadway, at 89th) — they’ve been closed ever since. Staff had originally said they planned to reopen “soon” after the fire, but it looks like that won’t be the case, as “For Rent” signage went up yesterday.