Rooftop fire breaks out at exclusive Casa Cipriani hotel in New York
A fire broke out Saturday at Casa Cipriani, the members-only hotel, restaurant and lounge atop the iconic Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan.
Video posted on social media by a person traveling by ferry showed flames engulfing a section of the hotspot’s terrace lounge as a worker unsuccessfully used a fire extinguisher to try and put them out.
The FDNY responded to a five-story waterfront building at 3:51 p.m. and brought the fire under control by 4:27 p.m. The fire spread from an air conditioner to the hotel’s engine room , said the FDNY.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Casa Cipriani, which sits on city-owned land, is generally off-limits to most ordinary people because you have to be a club member or pay upwards of $800 a night for one of the 47 rooms.
It’s a hotspot for many A-list celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been spotted there several times with new love interest Gigi Hadid.