An explosion and ensuing blaze at East Village restaurant Sushi Park spread to one of New York's favorite snack spots, Pommes Frites. So beloved, Pommes Frites is trending on Twitter with a mix of reactions from New Yorkers and ex-New Yorkers that range from outrage over the concern for a fry shop in the midst of a tragedy to farewell notes. Here's a sample running the gamut.
A few farewell notes:
Thank you for all the wonderful late night food @PommesFritesNY hope you can comeback strong— Danny Rohde (@danrohde) March 26, 2015
Holy shit. RIP Sushi Park & Pommes Frites. Sooooo many memories. Condolences to anyone injured in... https://t.co/tdazgUIwTE— Niko (@snikt1984) March 26, 2015
The workers at Pommes Frites would always give me 2 orders of frites when I only asked for one :(— Kristine Rivera (@kristineriveraa) March 26, 2015
RIP #PommesFrites... but more importantly hoping the 12 injured ppl in the East Village make it through this— Ev Erskine (@EvErskine) March 26, 2015
The backlash is there too:
Pommes Frites is now trending nationwide. I'm glad New Yorkers have their priorities in check.— Chris Wytenus (@christheclown2) March 26, 2015