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Fire at Northside Piers; Gravesend Residents Sue Over Elevator

WILLIAMSBURG—Multiple tipsters alerted us this weekend of a fire that broke out after midnight on Friday on the 25th floor of Two Northside Piers, describing it as "significant" and "billow[ing]." Fire trucks arrived and were able to subdue the blaze. [CurbeWire Inbox; previously]

GRAVESEND—Three residents of 49 Bokee Court in Gravesend, along with Public Advocate Letitia James, have filed a federal lawsuit against the building's owner over plans to shut down its only elevator for four months for maintenance, which would effectively trap the elderly fifth- and sixth-floor residents in their own homes. The landlord had suggested that the residents "make arrangements to perhaps stay with family or friends." [CurbedWire Inbox]