Thursday, May 14th, 2009
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Four-Alarm Fire In The Lower East Side

3531893673_f249fa6e93So even though it's raining right now, there's a gigantic four-alarm fire blazing in the Lower East Side. And if you're like me and trying to figure out why your entire apartment smells like smoke, here's what we know so far:

According to @daveyarmon the fire is at a, "Hong Kong Supermarket at E Broadway & Pike St, Manhattan, along w/ adjoining 5-story tenement."

@AnnetteFrey says that fire department has asked people to evacuate all the way to up to Broome.

The photo above is by Eli Horne, with other photos available here.

If searching Twitter isn't live enough for you, there's also a chat session currently happening at theBravest.com, a FDNY fansite (seriously), that has breaking news on the fire as well, not to mention commentary on tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy ("Guest" thinks "Katherine Hiegel" will be back next season!).

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IBentMyWookie (#133)

WHO GAVE THIS MAN POSTING PRIVILEGES?

Well, this answered all my questions. Thanks DCho!

mattymatt (#495)

Does the mark the first instance of The Awl reporting on live, breaking, real-lifey news?

Rod T (#33)

East Broadway and Pike is Chinatown. Why is The Awl anti-Asian?

monkeyajb (#524)

When Choire finds out Cho snuck in and was posting last night he will be in big trouble.

OMG I JUST WOKE UP WTF!

My first thought was: Jeez, when I left Balk last night at 10, he was a little tipsy, so I'm surprised to see him a-blogging legibly!

The Cho is The Awl's stealth weapon.

jolie (#16)

"a litte tipsy" = "face down in a plate of Chat Bernaise, muttering something about jean jackets and manicures, a single tear rolling slowly down his jowels."

Did I get that right?

Um, "no comment."

Alex Balk (#4)

I just like how the surprise ending in this post is the byline.

jolie (#16)

Shoulda been in the alt text

Matt (#26)

There IS NO alt text. WHATSOEVER.

jolie (#16)

IT HIDES THE CHABLIS IN THE ALT TEXT

jolie (#16)

(That was meant to be a reply to Matt. Oof.)

Matt (#26)

The Cat is hiding the Chablis in the alt text.

jolie (#16)

While wearing a kimono and popping pills

musicmope (#428)

You know the economy has gone south when the landlords have gone back to their good ol' fashioned barn burnings.

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