Adnan Ali Hussein, 28, was charged with third degree arson for the incident on August 24, the FDNY said.
The department released surveillance video which it said shows Hussein setting the booth on fire using an "ignitable liquid."
"Arson is not only a serious crime but also an extremely reckless act that can have devastating effects on the entire community," FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. "Our Fire Marshals quickly apprehended this individual before he caused any further damage or harm to New Yorkers."
Hussein is also charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
Editor's note: This story was first published Sept. 5.
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