An early-morning blaze tore through a Gravesend apartment building leaving ten injured, including three residents in critical conditions and six firefighters in need of minor treatment.
The fire began around 2:45 a.m. in the top floor of a six-story apartment building on Colby Street. It was contained to one apartment, occupied by two senior citizens. The residents are among those critically injured and being treated for smoke inhalation.
Several ladder companies raced to the scene, taking more than 45 minutes to battle the blaze. Residents of the building scrambled to evacuate, using the windows of first-floor apartments to exit to the courtyard. At least one man on a lower-level was reported to be in cardiac arrest.
The injured were taken to Lutheran Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital for treatment. No word on their condition.
The Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Study flyer asks New Yorkers to attend the meeting to let them know if there are more than 11 possible ferry landing locations in Brooklyn that might have been overlooked. Zetlin Consultants, the firm hired by the city to examine the issue, is looking at Sheepshead Bay, Floyd Bennett Field, Coney Island, and Bay Ridge – among other sites – for possible ferry launch sites.
Councilman Nelson is currently advocating for such ferry service out of Sheepshead Bay, but is holding back full support until more information is available regarding parking, cost, duration of the trip, and other practicalities such as whether it will be necessary to dredge the bay to offer services.
Even though KBCC is known as being out in the boondocks, let’s hope that doesn’t dissuade people from attending this important meeting. We suggest that you take public transportation. It’s a cool walk from the subway or take the bus that stops about two blocks from the college.
Brooklyn Public Meeting
Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Study
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
They are asking everyone to show up at the meeting especially to speak about the proposed NYC Department of Transportation’s (NYC DOT) changes to the bus routes and vehicular traffic that will affect the Manhattan Beach quality of life. But, these proposed changes will affect everyone in the CB 15 area.
You can read more about the NYC DOT’s recommendations and the MBCG’s reaction to them, here.
Brownstoner announced last week’s biggest sales and number one on the list: 290 Amherst Street in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.
Property Shark information listed a few alternate addresses at Amherst Street involved in this sale: 280-282, 284, and 284-296. The garage was shown as a separate address.
This 5,058 sf house, situated on the water, has a large yard (the entire lot is 11,440 sf). It is my understanding that many Manhattan Beach houses were originally small summer cottages, so it might be that this house was built on a more than one lot or that the esplanade has its own address designation.