Three Monkeys Fire: Morning After [Video]

Posted on: January 21st, 2011 at 1:05 pm by

A little over twelve hours after the debilitating fire, the scene outside Three Monkeys at 99 Rivington is not too promising.  The entire storefront has been boarded up, and the view through one cloudy window shows an interior in complete shambles.

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Meanwhile, the stagnant stench of smoke permeates the corner while a stack of charred wood and tangled wires sits curbside.

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Of course, lest we forget the ambulance-chasing advertisers that quickly hit the scene in the aftermath.  The ubiquitous locksmith cards already found a home in the shuttered gates, and some literature about public adjusters stuffed into the plywood.

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And here is some video sent in by a tipster who lives just across the street. A plume of smoke and some flames are visible.

99 Rivington was made famous by the Beastie Boys in 1989, when the trio featured the storefront as album art on the groundbreaking Paul’s Boutique.

More coverage of the fire over on EV Grieve.

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