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The End of Civilization or Just an “Abandoned Vehicle” on Montague St.?

From a neighborhood tipster: This is on the corner of Montague and Henry Sts. at 5:45 p.m. No police barriers or anything. Is this the end of civilization? I tried to report it to 311 but they kept saying they were going to report it as an ‘abandoned vehicle.’ I was trying to impress on […]

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Fire at 75 Henry

As reported by Mary Frost in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, late Friday evening there was a “smoky fire” emanating from a fourth floor apartment at 75 Henry Street, part of the Cadman Plaza complex. The apartment, which faced Cadman Plaza West, was “under renovation.” Fire trucks arrived promptly and extinguished the fire before it could […]

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Heights Vision Seeks New Location

For many years Heights Vision has been located at 132 Montague Street, between Henry and Clinton. That location was destroyed by fire on December 10. Heights Vision is a family owned and operated optometry office and optician, and is seeking a new home in the neighborhood. They “plan to secure an exam space to provide […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Raising Money for Victims of 132 Montague Fire

The Brooklyn Heights Association is asking the community to help out the victims of the fire that devastated 132 Montague Street: The BHA has been in touch with the Red Cross and we have determined that two of the apartments were occupied at the time of the fire. We know that our wonderful community wants […]

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4 Alarm Fire at 132 Montague Street (Updated With Pictures)

We’re hearing (and seeing the smoke!) of a big fire at 132 Montague Street. We will post more info when we get it. UPDATE: Reports are that it is now a four alarm at 132 Montague St. where Heights Vision is located. All people got out safely. Heavy smoke seems to be drifting north to […]

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Fire Seriously Damages Brownstone at 121 Henry Street

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that fire caused serious damage to the brownstone townhouse located at 121 Henry Street, near the corner of Clark, this afternoon. The “all hands” alarm brought “[n]umerous fire engine and ladder trucks from across the city” to the site. According to Ms. Frost, “[a] firefighter unofficially told this reporter that […]

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High Heat for 90 Minutes

Firefighters battled a blaze that started mysteriously in a pile of clothing in the laundromat at 132 Montague St. tonight.  The laundromat was closed at the time of the fire, and the clothing, located on a table toward the rear of the building, was likely smoldering for some time before the flames grew and eventually […]

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