Southern Brooklyn

Sunday Fire Rips Through Gravesend Neck Road Deli

Source: Benjamin Grynsztajn

Firefighters rushed to the corner of Gravesend Neck Road and East 22nd Street yesterday evening to combat a blaze sparked in Tsimes, Inc., a local deli.

The fire broke out shortly before 9:00 p.m. in the 2124 Gravesend Neck Road deli itself, which was closed at the time, and spread to the residential apartments above, a firefighter told our tipster Benjamin Grynsztajn.

The all hands fire was brought under control within approximately 45 minutes. It did not appear as if anyone was hurt, although officials have not provided confirmation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  1. Somehow I smell arson. That deli has very little selection and what deli doesnt sell newspapers…they do have lotto but there are so many other delis that have better quality…seems like very few people go.

  2. That placed changed so many times. I remember as a child going to the school across the street. The old owner back in the mid 90s was a great guy. They used have an honor system. If you were short a quarter or two, they would let you still buy the item, but you would promise to pay back. There were so many children that there was no way they could remember which children owe them but I always payed back whenever I was short.


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