More Photos: Fire at the Mendel Goldberg Building

We’re just back from 72 Hester Street, the home of Mendel Goldberg Fabrics, one of the Lower East Side’s oldest retail businesses. The worst seems to be over after a fire that broke out about noon. In this photo you see two women who were rescued from the building a short time ago. Firefighters broke through the main floor and contained the fire, which apparently started in the basement.  See more photos after the jump.