The Jan. 11 fire was caused by an electrical fire in the basement, an FDNY spokesperson said Tuesday. But the future of the building hangs in uncertainty, especially as the two listed owners died in 2012.
Students share their reactions to the temporary closure of The Heights as well as their secrets to getting by without those famous margaritas.
The Heights remains closed for repairs after sustaining damage from the recent fire at Citibank
After last week's six-alarm fire, neither Citibank nor the building’s owners have commented on whether the bank plans on returning to the location or if the building needs to be demolished.
A six-alarm fire engulfed the Citibank on 111th Street early Saturday morning, leaving three firefighters and four civilians injured.
A fire consumed the Associated Supermarket and a laundromat at 131st Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Sunday night, turning Amsterdam into a crisis zone and filling the air with smoke for blocks.
The cause of the fire in the vacant residential building on Morningside Avenue—which drew 138 firefighters to the scene—is still under investigation.
Resident Linda Hickey, who lives on the 11th floor, explained that the shelter's exit doors were unlocked but very heavy, proving to be a struggle for the residents.
A fire broke out in the print center of Dodge Hall on Sunday night.
Trains were temporarily suspended in Harlem Monday afternoon after a fire ignited under the 138th Street Metro-North bridge.
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