News Rooftop cottage of East Village building may be going up in smoke Exterior Photo Credit: Corcoran By ALISON FOX August 27, 2015 5:08 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Flames engulfed the roof of one of New York's most notable new East Village buildings on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The blaze, at 203 East 13th Street, broke out by the building's penthouse apartment at about 3:41 p.m., and was under control just under an hour later, an FDNY spokeswoman said. The penthouse, five stories high, has a mini-house on its roof and terraces that feature views of the Empire State Building. The spectacular apartment was recently on the market for more than $4.4 million, according to Corcoran. recommended reading NYC penthouse with 'rooftop cottages' will make you hate your life The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage was not immediately clear. By ALISON FOX Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.