Heating up the scene on the Lower East Side

Smoke easters from Engine 28 were on the scene on Orchard St. Photos by Clayton Patterson

Sunday afternoon, firefighters from Engine 28 at the E. Second St. stationhouse responded to a gas leak at the building at 188 Orchard St., which contains a smoke shop on the ground floor. Meanwhile, Gerry Visco, a fabulous figure from the New York nightlife scene (and also Columbia’s classics department), stopped by the photographer’s famed “Front Door” on Allen St. for a picture.

One of the owners of the smoke shop. He and his brothers own three shops on the Lower East Side.
A “classic” shot: Gerry Visco in front of the “Front Door.”