Saturday, October 5, 2013
There was a huge commotion on Atlantic Avenue yesterday, opposite Sahadi's. Vince saw it: smoke, fire trucks, an FDNY mobile disaster preparedness medical unit, and a line of ambulances, pulling up one by one. The whole avenue was shut off right down to the BQE. It seemed major.
When we went out later to shop for supper, there was just some mopping up near the cordoned-off basement area of one of the two side-by-side Middle Eastern shops, where the fire seemed to have broken out.
But on the sidewalk outside, was this shop cat. I know it, from one of those Middle Eastern stores. It was grubby down one side, as though it too, had been in the smoke. But it wasn't afraid or darting about, just very interested in what was happening. A cool, working cat.