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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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