Tag Archives | brooklyn heights fire

Heights History: November 1903, The Day BAM Burned To The Ground

As stagehands at the Brooklyn Academy of Music began preparing the opera hall for a banquet honoring Sen. Patrick Henry McCarren the morning of November 30, 1903, no one could have been prepared for the horrifying event about to take place at 176-194 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. The week before, during Thanksgiving, BAM had […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

BHB Contributor Marc Hermann Wins Photo Award for Montague Fire Shot

Frequent BHB contributor and ace photojournalist Marc Hermann, aka “Weegee”, has been awarded second place in the spot news category of the annual “Year in Pictures” contest held by the New York Press Photographers Association. Marc won the award for a photo, “The Devil Comes Out to Play”, taken during a fire at 132 Montague […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }
BHB photo by Marc A. Hermann

Eagle: Gristedes Reopening in Six to Eight Weeks

The Brooklyn Eagle caught up with Gristedes chain owner/NYC Mayor wannabe John Catsimatidis to talk about the fire that hit its Brooklyn Heights store last week. He confirmed that, as BHB reported, the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in the store’s deli section. He tells the paper that employees valiantly tried to stop […]

Read full story · Comments { 9 }