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Major Fire at Cog & Pearl on Fifth and Sackett

The building on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Sackett Street, home to the jewelry store Cog & pearl, caught fire last night, and it appears as if the whole building has sustained major damage.

Photos tweeted show a stretch of Berkeley Street filled with smoke and flame, and what appears to be a near-completely burned out building. I'll update with more information when it becomes available.



UPDATE: Many thanks to reader Brook for sending the below photo; the storefront has been completely boarded up as of this morning.



Checking In on The Scene of Wednesday's Fire

A two-alarm fire ripped through the upper two floors of 200 Seventh Avenue, between Second and Third Streets, on Wednesday morning, causing what appears to be major interior damage. Smoke has stained the brick, all but one of artist-in-residence Mark Ravitz's popular "drips" has now been removed, and windows have been boarded up.

Ravitz, who made a name for himself designing concert sets for the likes of David Bowie and KISS, has decorated the facade with a rotating roster of drips for over 20 years, and he's also owned the building since 1977. His studio and workshop are also in the building, whose ground floor has been empty since Februrary when a Met Life Home Loans office moved out.


Breaking: Fire at 200 Seventh Avenue


Many thanks to a tipster for sending along the above photo, of a major fire that's broken out at 200 Seventh Avenue (between Second and Third Streets), the building best known for being home to  artist Mark Ravitz and his "drips." Will update when more information becomes available.

UPDATE: According to the FDNY, it's a 1-alarm fire. That said, the building still sustained what looks to be major damage.


Good Footing Adventure Back in Business After Fire

Ever since a fire back on July 6th caused damage to 196 Seventh Avenue, between Second and Third Streets, the ground-floor shoe store, Good Footing Adventure, has been closed. There was major flooding in the store, and word is that all the merchandise needed to be replaced. 

Well, good news: After a major cleanup and restocking effort, the store has officially reopened. And that's not all: There's a major sale going on, with most shoes and sandals selling for 30-50% off. 


Shoe Store Still Closed After Last Week's Fire

Good Footing Adventure, the shoe store in the building on Seventh Avenue between Second and Third Streets that was the scene of a big fire last week, is still closed.

The fire, which started on the roof of 196 Seventh Avenue at about 12:45 PM last Wednesday and quickly spread to the apartment below, was put out in sixteen minutes by an estimated 60 firefighters, according to Patch. While there doesn't appear to be much obvious damage to the ground-level store, the shop's owners are apparently still unable to open it back up, and have left notes saying as much on the front windows.