Woman Killed in Ludlow Street Fire (Updated)

Photo: New York Daily News.

A woman was killed this morning when a fire swept through the second floor of 124 Ludlow, a tenement building near Rivington Street.

The first call came into 911 shortly after 11am. Around 60 firefighters brought the blaze under control in about a half hour, according to the Daily News.

DNA Info reports:

Several tenants told DNAinfo that the woman was in her 70s who lived alone and used a walker. They said she’d been using her stove top to keep warm. “There was no heat or hot water in that building this morning,” said Adrian Cutner, 65. “She turned on the oven for heat. She was too close to the stove and she went up like a fireball.” He said a neighbor forced her way into the woman’s apartment to try to save her life. She was also injured. A woman getting medical treatment outside the building said, “She had her burners on. I told her not to but she didn’t have enough heat.”

Pike Street Fish Fry, Coffee Shop Still Coming to Ludlow Street

Photo by Jennifer Strom

Last night, The Lo-Down’s Jennifer Strom walked past a sign for Pike Street Fish Fry, reminding us that Ludlow Street is about to get a new restaurant. As you might recall, the owner of this Seattle import went before Community Board 3 during the summer, unsuccessfully arguing for permission to sell beer and wine out of the tiny storefront at 122 Ludlow.