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Weird Synchronicity

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As it turns out, one of the interesting places in LIC that I was preparing a post about has experienced one of those massive conflagrations that seem to have afflicted relict properties all around the Newtown Creek for much of its history. I just uploaded, literally last night, a bunch of photos of 50-09 27th street- which burned down while the photos were in transit. The news reports are listing it as 50-10 27th street, but the address on its door is 50-09 .

I’ve mentioned this place before. 

in a post on Dutch Kills

A fantastic series of abandoned industrial buildings are on the left. Photograph quickly, Newtownicans,these are being torn to shreds by those dastardly developers right now.

And, its at the eastern end of the “Empty Corridor

pan_img_7435_36_trav.jpg by you.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

g10_img_7426_trav.jpg by you.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

g10_img_7431_trav.jpg by you.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

g10_img_7438_trav.jpg by you.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Via Queenscrap

From Fox 5:

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A massive fire is burning in a two-story warehouse in Long Island City, Queens.

The flames broke out at around 6 a.m. at 50-10 27th Street and 50th Avenue.

Giant plumes of smoke from the blaze are covering the western side of the Long Island Expressway just before the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

Expect delays of at least 25 minutes on the Expressway.

NY Traffic Authority Ines Rosales recommends drivers in the area take he 59th Street Bridge or get off on the Queens Boulevard and take the Queens Borough Bridge.

There are no reports of injuries.

From Fox 5:
A massive fire is burning in a two-story warehouse in Long Island City, Queens.
The flames broke out at around 6 a.m. at 50-10 27th Street and 50th Avenue.
Giant plumes of smoke from the blaze are covering the western side of the Long Island Expressway just before the Queens Midtown Tunnel.
Expect delays of at least 25 minutes on the Expressway.
NY Traffic Authority Ines Rosales recommends drivers in the area take he 59th Street Bridge or get off on the Queens Boulevard and take the Queens Borough Bridge.
There are no reports of injuries.

and from ny1.com

A three-alarm fire in Long Island City was brought under control just after 9 this morning, but not until after it caused major congestion on the Long Island Expressway.

The fire broke out just before 6 o’clock inside an empty warehouse at 50th Avenue and 27th Street, just below the LIE.

The smoke reduced visibility on the roadway and briefly forced its closure.

Fire officials say the heat from the fire was intense, forcing firefighters to fight the flames from the outside of the building.

“We originally sent people in, but it was deemed unsafe, too much fire and a whole building that had been vacant,” said FDNY Deputy Chief Bob Maynes. “So we were worried about the safety of our firefighters.”

About 150 firefighters were needed to bring the fire under control.

The flames completely destroyed the facade of the building and took off most of the roof.

Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

Fire marshals have begun their investigation into the cause of the fire.

g10_img_7430_trav.jpg by you.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

and here it is in January of 2009

Abandoned mill by you.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Written by Mitch Waxman

September 8, 2009 at 11:36 am

Posted in newtown creek

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