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Exploding Manholes on Montague!

Montague Street has been getting its share of attention lately, from the new Montague Diner to a forthcoming large new building. As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle (click on the link for her story and photos by Marc A. Hermann) on Saturday afternoon there were two explosions on Montague between Henry and Hicks […]

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Christmas Eve Horror at High Street: Four Passengers Injured by Track Fire

Early Christmas Eve, as Mary Frost in the Eagle reports (see Mary’s linked story for photos taken at the scene), a “fire caused by debris broke out on the tracks” at the High Street station just as a train was arriving. FDNY units responded quickly, passengers were evacuated, and four were “transported to local hospitals […]

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Air Quality Hazardous

According to Channel 2 CBS News New York, our air quality, because of smoke and dust being conveyed south from wildfires in Canada, is at a dangerously bad level. Everyone, especially those with health conditions that make them more sensitive, should remain indoors as much as possible. Those who go outside should wear masks of […]

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Two Injured in Fire at 140 Cadman Plaza West

As reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle, a fire broke out yesterday evening on the ninth floor of 140 Cadman Plaza West, which also abuts Henry Street to the west and Middagh Street to the north. The FDNY response was “massive” and the fire was extinguished in just over half an hour. Two people […]

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All Hands Fire at 59 Pineapple St.

Engine 205/Ladder 118 responded to an “all hands” fire at around 2:00 p.m. today at 59 Pineapple St. The Citizen app reports that by 2:25 p.m., firefighters had extinguished the fire that started in a 5th floor apartment in the 6 story building. Three people were reported to be injured and evacuated by firefighters. Acting […]

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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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