Team Spirit, Delicate Steve
C.S. Muncy The fire at the South Street Seaport gets extinguished.
4Knots Skippers Stage
Saturday, July 14
Better than: The pier burning down.
At about 3:45 yesterday afternoon, I made my way to the front of the boat overlooking the Skippers Stage and wondered why there were so many people who wanted to see Delicate Steve. It's nothing personal, Steve; the crowd was just so big that it seemed like the Beatles reunited or something. But then, I saw it. Across the water, flames engulfed the end of Pier 17. People weren't sure what was happening. Some thought the fire started in a trash bin. Others said it was electrical (which turned out to be true). But in true rock 'n' roll spirit, Delicate Steve took the stage anyway, fire raging in the background.