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Willow Place Repair Work to Start Tuesday

This in from the Willowtown Association: Repair work on the NYC Transit’s cables in ducts running from the substation on Willow Place to Joralemon Street damaged in last January’s explosion will commence on Tuesday, June 1. The repair work, including that to be done on Joralemon, is expected to last three months. The contractor for […]

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Levin’s Meeting on Underground Blasts Yields Disturbing Information

Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association, gives the following report on last evening’s meeting about the January 18 explosions that shook the area around Joralemon Street and Willow Place:

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Levin to Lead Discussion on Manhole Blasts

Next Tuesday, February 9, City Coucil Member Steven Levin will lead a discussion about the recent underground explosions that rocked the neighborhood around Joralemon Street and Willow Place on January 18. All are invited to this meeting, which is sponsored by the Willowtown Association and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the A.T. White Community Center, […]

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National Grid Contractors Caused Joralemon Explosions

Contractors hired by National Grid working to install gas service to the home at 25 Willow Place were the cause of the electrical explosions that rocked Brooklyn Heights yesterday afternoon, company officials told BHB today. This confirms our report of a neighbor’s claim at the scene yesterday. While workers were digging to install gas service […]

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Bklyn20’s Account of Today’s Manhole Explosion

We thought that Bklyn20’s comment about today’s explosion and the possible cause deserved its own post so that more folks would see it.  Here it is: I live on Willow Place not far from the explosion site — we were allowed back into our building app 5:15/5:30 pm. Two teams — fire dept and gas […]

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Video from Joralemon Blow Up

From Fox 5 comes this video report: And we shot this video at the scene:

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National Grid Contractors Likely to Blame for Joralemon Blowup in Brooklyn Heights

A Joralemon Street resident told reporters at the scene of this afternoon’s manhole explosions that a neighbor’s home renovation crew may be to blame. Reports claim that work was being done near 25 Willow Place. [Bklyn20 reports that contractors working for National Grid — possibly to run a gas line into the home — may […]

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Manhole Explosion on Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights

This just in from BHB tipster “Lou”: There is an active manhole fire on Joralemon at the corner of Willow Place. Smoke was coming out of the manholes and the street was being closed off as I approached. Suddenly there was an explosion and I saw two manhole covers pop 8-10 feet in the air. […]

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