Middle Collegiate Church

Clayton’s Corner: Martha Cooper to Middle Collegiate

Posted March 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

Clayton Patterson sent his latest dispatch of imagery from his recent neighborhood walkabouts. The latest Clayton’s Corner is here. Legendary graffiti photographer, Martha Cooper, standing beside a payphone in Astor Place that features one of her iconic images. NY PopsUp spent last weekend at the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. It drew crowds […]

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Report: Faulty Wiring Caused Blaze that Destroyed Historic East Village Church

Posted December 14, 2020 at 5:08 am

The Fire Department on Friday concluded that the cause of the 6-alarm fire that tore through 48 East 7th Street and the adjacent church was “faulty wiring.” Officials went on to state that the massive blaze was deemed “non-suspicious.” The flames engulfed the vacant tenement on December 5 at around 5:00am, and quickly spread next […]


6-Alarm Fire Decimates 128-Year-Old East Village Church

Last modified December 9, 2020 at 10:12 pm

Early this morning, a 6-alarm fire tore through 48 East 7th Street, at the corner of 2nd Avenue. The flames engulfed the vacant tenement at around 5:00am, and quickly spread to the Middle Collegiate Church next door. Leaving the house of worship completely hollowed out. More than one hundred firefighters have been battling the blaze for […]