It took over 4 hours to battle the five-alarm fire. (Photo: FDNY)DYKER HEIGHTS – A five-alarm fire ripped through three homes late Saturday night, injuring 12 firefighters and displacing families. On Saturday, September 12, just before midnight, a fire blazed through 1330 74th Street and then spread to the two
Video of police and firefighters outside of 494 Jefferson Ave. Photo by Citizen AppUPDATED 3/23: The deceased has been identified as Jonathan Blake, 55, of Mount Vernon, NY. Derek Whitaker, 54, of 494 Jefferson Ave in Brooklyn has been arrested and charged on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, with tampering
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN/FORT GREENE — Earlier this week an incident at the Nevins Street subway station caused delays and inconvenienced the few commuters left during evening hours. document.createElement('video'); https://bklyner.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/bklyner/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1092-20-Arson-and-Explosion-88-PCT-TD-30-Reckless-Endangerment-03-17-20-Video.mp4At 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday inside the
Tuesday rally. Ben Brachfeld/Bklyner.DITMAS PARK — Tenants and housing advocates protested outside Brooklyn Housing Court on Tuesday, on the one-year anniversary of a Ditmas Park fire at 180 E 18 St that left 18 families homeless. The tenants remain displaced despite a January 31 court-mandated deadline for repairs that
BP Station near Brooklyn Terminal Market, via Google Streetview.EAST FLATBUSH/CANARSIE – On Monday, February 17, 2020, shortly after 6 pm, NYPD responded to a vehicle fire at 401 East 80th Street – a BP Gas Station near Brooklyn Terminal Market. Upon arrival, officers report finding a white van with smoke
Woman escaping Bensonhurst fire. Courtesy of LoudLabs.BENSONHURST — A column of thick, black smoke billowed from a Bensonhurst apartment building yesterday morning. FDNY received the call of a fire at 2402 Benson Avenue, near 24th Avenue, at 9:06 a.m. Sixty firefighters and EMS personnel arrived at the scene
Crime scene at Flatlands shooting. Lloyd Mitchell/Bklyner.BORO PARK — A group of neighborhood youths went on an egging spree targeting a shul, a girls’ school, a bus, and multiple residences on Friday night around Dahill Road in Boro Park. The NYPD is currently investigating and searching for the suspects,
A NYCHA worker cleans up the second floor of the William Reid Apartments. Ben Brachfeld/BklynerEAST FLATBUSH – Residents of a large East Flatbush NYCHA building for seniors lived on a severely fire-damaged floor for nearly two months, until a tweet from State Senator Zellnor Myrie prompted NYCHA into quick action.