Demolition on Fulton Street

There was a fire on Fulton Street – on the other side of our block – on March 18. (Click on image for video.)Screenshot (47)Demolition crews arrived two weeks later and have steadily reduced the building, story by story. (Click on image for video.)Screenshot (48)It has been a fascinating procedure to witness – the meticulous and pounding aspects of such a reduction – almost like watching a fireplace. (Click on image for video.)Demo Apr17 pt2It is certainly an excellent distraction from writing.

Fulton Street Fires & NCAA Basketball Picks

The New York City Fire Department came to put out a fire on Fulton Street just behind us on Sunday, March 17, a four-alarm fire…and then they were back less than 24 hours later to put out another. Fulton Fire Roof“It’s doubtful that there was a hotspot from yesterday,” said FDNY Chief John Esposito. “The fire was in a different area and we had people on the scene last night until six o’clock.”

We watched as firefighters hosed it down the second time for hours and then threw bits of concrete on the smoldering mess (click on the image for your viewing pleasure) while we made our NCAA basketball picks. Brick Throw I’ve got New Mexico all the way.