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Firefighters battle heavy smoke and flames and large amounts of debris in a 12th floor apartment in the Ebbetts Field Houses. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Two-alarm fire injures 4 in Ebbetts Field Houses

December 26 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A 2-alarm fire raced through a 12th floor apartment loaded with debris in the Ebbetts Field Houses on Montgomery Street in Crown Heights Wednesday afternoon, injuring four people, fire officials said. Brooklyn Borough Assistant Chief Wayne Cartwright referred to the fire as a “Collyer’s Mansion” — a firefighter’s term for a home so filled with trash […]

The Hotel Richmond at 71 Central Ave. in Staten Island Image via Google Maps

Staten Island duo charged for Brooklyn man’s death

December 19 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A Staten Island man and woman were arrested on Tuesday for the murder of a Brooklyn man inside a hotel. Jonathan Julio and Krystal Isolda, both residents of The Hotel Richmond on Central Avenue, are separately charged for the death of 28-year-old James Johnson. On Dec. 11, police responded to a call from the low-cost […]

The 19th-century villa in the center of this picture is the George B. and Susan Elkins House in Crown Heights North. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Come see a country villa in Crown Heights North

December 19 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Prettiest. Country. House. Ever. The George B. and Susan Elkins House is clad in impeccable blue-painted clapboard. The porch looks inviting. It stands on a tiny hill with a fence and gated walkways. This is the work of Amber Mazor, who renovated the former country villa and turned it into a four-family home with a […]