Art collector Todd Brassner had declared bankruptcy and was having a difficult time selling the condo, according to friends.
People were reportedly trapped in the building more than an hour after the fire department arrived. The cause is not yet known.
Four units sustained serious damage and residents living on the floors above and below the fire were not allowed to return
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died and another has been critically injured in a three-alarm high-rise apartment