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St. George Hotel Fire 16 Years Ago Today

BHB contributor Weegee points out to us that today is the 16th anniversary of St. George Hotel fire. The 18 alarm blaze devastated the building, which in its early days was touted as being “absolutely fire-proof“. FDNY chief Steven DeRosa wrote about the blaze on FDNewYork.com:

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FDNY Emergency Drill on Montague This Evening

From NotifyNYC: FDNY in conjunction with the New York City Transit Authority will be conducting a full scale emergency exercise at the Montague Street Subway Station [sic: presumably this means the Borough Hall/Court Street station] located at Court and Montague Streets in Brooklyn between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM tonight. During this time, Montague Street […]

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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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Actor Steve Buscemi Attends Save Engine 205 Rally in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn native/actor Steve Buscemi attended today’s Save Engine 205 rally on Middagh Street.  The company is one of many FDNY units on Mayor Bloomberg’s budget hitlist. Heather Quinlan was on the scene and we’ll be posting a full video report later.

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Holezapoppin’ – Joralemon Street Manhole Fire Redux

FDNY is operating near Joralemon St. & Columbia Place now where several ConEd manholes have blown their top.  This is a replay of the events of January 18, 2010, in which several manholes exploded reportedly as a result of work being done on Willow Place by National Grid contractors. Update: BHB reader “Tarek” sends us […]

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Montague Wine and Liquors Re-Opening Soon

God bless Montague Liquors, which suffered a devastating fire Thursday morning. Within 12 hours, as I walked home from din-din that night, the retailer, alongside the dry cleaner that was decimated by flames, was boarded up, the plywood painted white and a sweet, neighborly sign posted upfront. Optimistic, I’d say, but a peak inside Friday […]

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Small Fire at Plymouth Church

A small electrical fire broke out this morning in the Plymouth Church house building.   BHB contributor Karl Junkersfeld reports that FDNY was on the scene and that the situation is under control.

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Branch Down on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights

BHB tipster “Jason” sent in this photo of FDNY cleaning up a downed tree branch (“half a tree” he says) at Hicks and Cranberry around 10pm last night. Update: The scene this morning shows many tree branches down, but neatly stacked for Sanitation Department removal.

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Photo by Marc Hermann/BHB

“Miraculous” Brooklyn Bridge Jump

A distraught man kept police at bay for over 30 minutes last night as he threatened to jump from the Brooklyn Bridge.  The drama unfolded shortly after 10:30 p.m. with reports of a man, armed with a knife, threatening to commit suicide.  Police responded, and found the man clinging to the outside edge of the […]

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Fire in a Crowded Theater

The Fire Department is currently operating at a fire in the UA multiplex at 106 Court St. The fire is reportedly on the first floor and has been extinguished, but a smoke condition has pervaded the building, and an evacuation is in progress. UPDATE (4:00 p.m.) – FD reports the fire originated in a popcorn […]

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