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Another obscure 1950s Brooklyn explosion

Continuing the theme of “things that go boom”, I came across this Times headline from January 13, 1957 – just a month after the huge blast at Industry City.

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The great Brooklyn explosion of 1956

Twenty-six minutes after the fire began, a “harmless” explosive left 10 dead, injured 247, and caused $10,000,000 in property damage. Continue reading

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