so this is the fire that made trying to get from the chambers st. station to the staten island ferry stop so difficult, on the shuttle bus.
i saw a ton of fire engines, but i couldn't see the fire. i had heard from the bus driver it was only a four-alarm, maybe five...apparently, it was a seven-alarm.
(and, yes, i realise the oddity of getting nyc news from the chicago trib. i still get just about all my news from the trib, no matter where it originates. it's habit.)