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The investigationcontinues at the Greenpoint Terminal Market. We thought this quote from a Department of Environmental Protection workerin the Daily News summed it up well: "It looks like an atomic bomb hit it. This looks like a war zone. Everything's totally burned down. Fuhgeddaboudit." One concern is that the buildings will collapse, since the structures have been so devastated by the fire, so the Fire Department is going to start tearing down some buildings. In the Times, Baruch Singer, the unsucessful purchaser of the land, is profiled, and it's not pretty:

"Baruch Singer has a long history of putting tenants at jeopardy," said Jonathan Rosen, a spokesman for Housing Here and Now, a coalition of tenants, housing advocates, labor unions and clergy members. "He has among the worst records of any landlord in the city of complying with the housing code and ensuring that his buildings are safe and habitable."

In 1995, part of a Harlem building on which Mr. Singer held the mortgage collapsed, throwing sleeping tenants to the ground. Three people died. Mr. Baruch was not charged because the collapse was deemed to be not "reasonably foreseeable," prosecutors said at the time.

He did sell 104 buildings last fall. And developer Joshua Guttman who owns the warehosue (and was trying to sell to Singer) is being sued by tenants at 50 Bridge Street over poor living conditions (NY1 reports they complain their condos are "damaged with water stains, holes in the ceiling and floors, mold, rotting wood and other housing violations").

Our coverage of the fire: Day of the fire, day 2, and what was inside the warehouse.

Photograph taken on the first day of the fire from Tien Mao