The fire broke out shortly before 9:00 a.m. and ripped through the first and second floors of the building, leading to the eventual collapse of the front.
No injuries have been reported yet, according to a Tweet by Daily News photographer Todd Maisel.
UPDATE (9:41 a.m.): The FDNY has classified the fire as “under control.”
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