We know now that the burning smell wafting over Brooklyn Heights last night came from a Jersey City junkyard fire. But that didn’t stop me and Baby Fink from thinking that the entire neighborhood was on fire during our 4am feeding (which is just an extension of the midnight feeding… can I get a witness, parents?). Apparently we weren’t alone in our paranoia as BHB reader Lois writes:
I should have taken a picture of the people wandering around Columbia Heights around 3 AM this morning due to the burning smell coming from the south. It was a strange toxic smell that almost reminded me of nine eleven. A call to the local 84th precinct (718-875-6811 – keep that number in your head to avoid calling 911) – told us that the smell was coming from a fire in a “tire factory” in New Jersey. They also had a patrol car circling around the neighborhood to tell anyone out and concerned the reason for the smell.