If you have following Twitter about #4Knots, you know by now that a fire broke out in the South Street Seaport. With help from music editor Maura Johnston, fellow scribes Nick Murray, Eric Sundermann and Robert Sietsema, we have a detail dump on the happenings in Downtown. Here is what we’ve found out; try to follow the e-mail chain:
At around 4pm, Robert Sietsema sent us the following e-mail:
A multi-alarm fire closed the pier complex at the South Street Seaport at 4pm today, and the complex, as well as the Beekman Beach Club had to be evacuated.
The fire appeared to have started in a trash container at the end of the pier. The 4Knots Festival paused for 15 minutes then continued. Hospitality were in the middle of their set.
These details were later confirmed in an e-mail from Nick Murray:
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