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9/11 Widow, Steve Buscemi Speak Out Against Closing Engine 205

Marianne Fontana, whose firefighter husband died in the World Trade Center, gave an impassioned speech against Mayor Bloomberg’s planned closure of fire companies, including Engine Company 205, at a rally in front of the firehouse at 74 Middagh Street early this evening, as did actor and former firefighter Steve Buscemi. Videos after the jump.

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Save Engine 205 Rally Featuring FDNY, Local Pols and Steve Buscemi

Blaming a still-sluggish economy, Mayor Bloomberg has now set his cost-cutting sights on the FDNY. Last week he published a list of 20 “endangered” firehouses, eight of which are in Brooklyn, including our own Engine 205; Engine 205 was the first engine company from Brooklyn that reached Ground Zero on 9/11, and sadly lost eight […]

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Brooklyn Heights “Fire Under the Bridge” Engine 205 on Bloomberg Hitlist for Closure

WABC-TV and major media outlets have published a list released by Mayor Bloomberg’s office of 20 “endangered” firehouses in NYC. Among them is our own Engine 205 on Middagh Street, the house that lost 8 heroes on 9/11/01. The reports claim that no final decision has been made on where the cuts will finally be […]

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Bin Laden Dead: Our Brooklyn Heights Heroes Got Some Justice Tonight

Upon America’s successful assassination of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden today,  please take a moment to remember the firefighters of our Engine Company 205 / Ladder Company 118 “Fire Under the Bridge”.  The Middagh Street station lost 8 men on 9/11/2011  including 6 who died together in their firetruck crushed under the rubble.

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Report: Al-Qaeda Targeted Brooklyn Bridge

The New York Times reports that the Brooklyn Bridge was on Al-Qaeda’s hitlist before the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. According to newly released documents, the terror group planned to cut the bridge’s suspension cables to bring it tumbling down into the East River:

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Open Thread Wednesday 2/9/11

What’s on your mind? Comment away! BHB Photo Club pic by matthewlevitt

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Nine Years On, It’s Time to Take Back 9/11

Today, 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: Lt. Joseph Agnello Firefighter Vernon Cherry Firefighter Scott Davidson Firefighter Leon Smith Jr. Firefighter Peter Vega Lt. Robert Wallace Lt. […]

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St. Ann, Grace Host 9/11 Memorial Services

Francesca Norsen Tate, in today’s Brooklyn Eagle “First Estate” column, notes that the American Guild of Organists, Brooklyn Chapter, will present an interfaith Service of Remembrance and Hope commemorating the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy this Saturday, September 11, at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, beginning at 4:30 […]

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Remember Me, Filmed Partially in Brooklyn Heights, is 9/11 Fable Probably Not for You

Remember Me starring Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson was shot here and around Brooklyn last year causing mobs of fans to crowd each location to catch of glimpse of the actor.  However it’s twist ending is probably not the sort of surprise that many Brooklyn Heights residents would enjoy. The movie opens today and reviews aren’t so […]

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WABC-TV Report: Brooklyn Heights Heroes Remembered

Channel 7’s Nina Pinada interviews the current members of Engine Company 205/ Ladder Company 118 on the 8th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Our firehouse lost 8 men at the World Trade Center that day. Fox 5’s Linda Schmidt also visited. Video after the jump.

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