NauenThen

Fire in the EV II: suddenly nothing there

March 27, 2015

They’d thought no fatalities but now say 2 people are missing. Three buildings from the corner in, on the west side of the avenue, are down. A few blocks of Second Avenue still closed to traffic, foot or vehicular. Dozens of people homeless. Some hero firefighters, also regular people who jumped in to help the injured.

It looks like so much of this neighborhood when I first moved here in 1977, burned, wrecked.

Scary. So many of us live in the same buildings, owned by landlords who hire the same unlicensed, incompetent plumbers & electricians.

B&H isn't damaged but isn't open & who knows how this will affect their business. It’s so tiny, I don’t know how they manage in the first place. Superstorm Sandy almost did them in.