EAST FLATBUSH INFERNO Good-Night
COURIER L 14 IFE, OCT. 11-17, 2019
BY COLIN MIXSON
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is closing
its Greenpoint location before the end
of November, with owners citing a
frustrating inability to come to terms
with their landlord over a new lease
“We were naive enough to actually
think that this time would be different,
this time the landlords would be
reasonable, this time they’d work with
us...but nope, surprise!” read a statement
released by owner Belvy Klein.
Klein and partner Aaron Bourdo
opened the most recent Kings County
incarnation of their popular events
venue at the old Polonaise Terrace Polish
banquet hall at 150 Greenpoint Avenue
in 2016, offering three fl oors of
fun and entertainment that included
karaoke, ping pong, mini golf, an arcade,
and a 400-person live music and
events venue on the second level.
But Brooklyn Night Bazaar has
struggled to maintain its lease in the
past, and a former landlord kicked
Klein and Bourdo out of a 23,000-sqare
foot warehouse on Banker Street to
make way for a luxury car company
In announcing the sad news, Klein
promised a “killer run” of shows
through Nov. 30.
BY KEVIN DUGGAN
An East Flatbush inferno claimed
the life of a 64-year-old man on Tuesday.
Around 60 fi refi ghters rushed to battle
the blaze that broke out in the basement
of a two-story building on East
96th Street near Lenox Road just before
2 pm, and smoke eaters managed to
quench the fi re about a half hour later,
fi refi ghters said.
First responders later discovered an
64-year-old man clinging to life in ruins
of the house fi re, but he was later pronounced
dead at the scene, according to
fi refi ghters.
Paramedics rushed another resident
to Brookdale Hospital with non-lifethreatening
injuries, according to the
Authorities have not yet released the
deceased man’s identity pending notifi -
cation of his family, according to police.
Firefi ghters check their equipment outside the house fi re that claimed a life in East Flatbush.
Photo by Paul Martinka
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