From the Daily News:
A popular Long Island City restaurant is slowly rebuilding after a devastating fire forced it to close its doors in early February.
The Waterfront Crabhouse - known for its seafood, obscure memorabilia and views of the Manhattan skyline - was gutted in a late-night fire that started in the building's heating system.
The blaze spread throughout the kitchen area and burned structural beams in the building.
"I can't express how wonderful our customers have been while we are closed," said Tony Mazzarella, 72, who opened the business 32 years ago.
"We have to demolish everything and rebuild it right."
The building was originally constructed in 1881 and was known as Tony Miller's Hotel. It still smells of smoke more than a month after the fire.
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