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202 Mott Street Fire, Thursday 3 MarchAdrian Fussell
202 Mott Street Fire, Thursday 3 March

Good morning, East Village.

We begin with a report from a bit south of our neighborhood.  A fire broke out Thursday night at 202 Mott Street on the fourth floor of an apartment building. Bowery Boogie was on the scene, and noted that ash and debris were falling from the building.  NYU Journalism’s Adrian Fussell, was there as well, and photographed the scene. DNAinfo reported that a 75-year-old woman was taken to New York Downtown Hospital with first degree burns to her head. Two firefighters also sustained unspecified injuries.

In other news, EV Grieve reports that Phil Hartman is returning to 34 Avenue A after Mr. Hartman and his brother Jesse closed Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction in 2007.  EV Grieve notes that Mr. Hartman’s name is listed as the contact on the recently posted Community Board 3 flyer outside 34 Avenue A. The flyer states that Mr. Hartman plans to open up a restaurant, bar and performance space venue, similar to Mo Pitkin’s.

EV Grieve was also given a tip this morning that “30 Rock” is filming scenes inside Lucky Cheng’s on First Avenue today.  If any one happens to pass by today, send us your photos or tweet them to @nytlev.

As for the weather, it’s going to be partly cloudy out today with a high of 42 degrees.