Tag Archives | 9/11

Heights Residents May Be Eligible For Assistance Under “Zadroga Act”

The Eagle reports that “health and education officials” are trying to publicize the availability of “medical treatment and financial compensation” under the Federal “Zadroga Act” for people who have suffered severe illness because of exposure to toxins following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. There’s more information here. Although the linked NYC […]

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Never Forget-A Very Special Open Thread

Today is a very special edition of Open Thread. The blog remembers the events of the World Trade Center and pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 souls lost. Our hearts are especially with the brave fire fighters, families and loved ones of local firehouse, Ladder 118/Engine 205, who lost six heroic men on that tragic […]

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9/11 Memorials; Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Thursday, September 10) evening, from 7:30 to 8:00, at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, the Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association will present a candle-lit interfaith memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. In the event of rain, the service will take place in Grace Church, 254 Hicks […]

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Open Thread: 13 Years Later 9/11/01

This week, we remember those lost on 9/11/01. The photos above are of our local firemen from Engine Company 205 / Ladder Company 118 “Fire Under the Bridge”, who rushed to the scene and never returned:

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Open Thread: The 9/11 Museum Gift Shop and That Cheese Platter

We were remaining silent about the controversy around the 9/11 museum and its gift shop as it’s been pretty well covered in the mainstream media. However that changed when we heard that the shop was selling a CHEESE PLATE with stars marking where the terrorists crashed their planes. Considering the toll that terrible day took […]

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Remember the Heroes of Engine Company 205/ Ladder Company 118

Our own FDNY heroes, Engine Company 205 / Ladder Company 118 “Fire Under the Bridge”, lost 8 men on 9/11/01 including 6 who died together in their firetruck under the rubble.  Many residents have mentioned Firefighter Vernon Cherry, who was known to sing outside the Middagh Street firehouse.

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Remembering 9/11 on the Promenade

Today’s Daily News profiles Kensington resident Susan Budgell, who was working in downtown Manhattan on September 11, 2001, and who goes to the Promenade to pay her respects on 9/11 anniversaries because it’s too wrenching to return to Lower Manhattan. From Brooklyn Heights’ shoreline she gets a sense of perspective — and just enough distance […]

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Friday Night Lights

Publisher’s note: The following article is the sole opinion of Chuck Taylor and not of the Brooklyn Heights Blog, its publisher or Brooklyn Bugle Media. To be completely transparent, this post is NOT a “BHB Editorial” and I was as shocked as you when I read Chuck’s post. Truth is I can’t be online 24/7 […]

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Brooklyn Heights Woman Latest Identified 9/11 Victim

Karol Ann Keasler, a Brooklyn Heights resident who was 42 and engaged to be married at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked, is now the 1,633rd victim of the disaster whose remains have been identified. New York Daily News: THE REMAINS of a globe-trotting Brooklyn […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ FDNY Heroes Remembered

FDNY members attended 9/11 memorial services today at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Cranberry Street today. Our own FDNY heroes, Engine Company 205 / Ladder Company 118 “Fire Under the Bridge”, lost 8 men on 9/11/01 including 6 who died together in their firetruck under the rubble. Engine 206/Ladder 118 […]

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