Last night, April 20th, there was an explosion on the roof of the Mono + Mono Restaurant. A fireball went 6 floors up in the air. We all ran out of our buildings to see what happened and to save our skins. We didn't actually know what had happened until we were out on the street. Flames continued to leap above the 6th floor of 118. When the NYFD arrived the fire was put out swiftly. The blast was on the roof in the back of the 1 story building, and it shattered the windows of the building directly behind it, which is the Hells Angels residence. Some said that 2 floor of Hells Angels building were in flames. This morning there is plywood covering those glassless windows.
I believe the explosion occurred at about 12:45am. We were able to get back into our apartments at around 2:30am.
|This is looking down onto the roof of Mono + Mono.|
|The boarded windows of the Hells Angels building.|
I must give a shout out to the New York City Fire Dept. They were on it fast and took care of it. They were all down right friendly and more than kind and helpful to those of us stressed out and freezing of the street. They stuck around for quite a while and were back this morning checking it all out again. Can't say enough good things about them.
Some more pix from BOWERY BOOGIE.
More pix from EV Grieve
Again. The Fire Dept. Can't say enough thanks.