Authorities found a hose that was attached from a gas line to the area where a home once stood at 34 East 62nd Street, making them believe that the line had been tampered. The building's owner, Dr. Nicholas Bartha, who claimed he would blow up the building in an email, is still at Weill Cornell Medical Center with third degree burns after being found in his building's rubble on Monday. Bartha had been in the middle of a messy divorce, and had been ordered to sell the four-story townhouse to pay ex-wife Cordula Hahn over $4 million. The NY Times looks at Bartha's divorce and how his family was driven away by his behavior, apparently "bursting into angry tirades" when his daughters would call him. And others say he had been acting strange lately, with a fellow doctor saying, "He went from being a socially acceptable oddball to being unacceptable." Hahn, who now lives in Washington Heights, only told reporters, "It's tragic."

The Observer speaks to Bartha's real estate broker, Mark Baum, who received the 14 page bizarre suicide email on his Blackberry and then called the police to say he had information (and floorplans!) about the house in the explosion. Baum said he had received strange emails from Bartha before (though nothing mentioning explosions) and thought the townhouse was worth $6.2 million. But now it seems like taking the building down may have increased the value, as a potential buyer wouldn't have to demolish the building or get rid of tenants.

The Post talks to a patient of Bartha's who says the doctor was odd and also looks at how the 22 year old Parks employee injured by the explosion is doing - apparently 100 fragments of glass, wood and stone were embedded in her. The Daily News talks to Bartha's receptionist, who wasn't at the building because of a delayed R train.

Photograph of the clean-up from edEx on Flickr