A massive fire devastated the Brooklyn Heights apartment building made famous from ‘The Patty Duke Show’ on Sunday night.
Three firefighters sustained injuries as over 60 smoke eaters worked to quash the blaze that broke out on the fifth floor of the building at 8 Remsen Street at 8:45 p.m. Paramedics rushed the injured FDNY personnel in stable condition to NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill, where they were treated for their wounds.
The inferno engulfed the fifth floor of the six-story building, and it took 12 FDNY units nearly an hour to get the fire under control.
‘The Patty Duke Show’ on Remsen Street
Located at the very end of the cul-de-sac of Remsen Street, across the street from the southern entrance of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the famed building became quasi-legendary as it was the home of Patty Lane — the beloved fictional character at the center of the 1960s-era sitcom, ‘The Patty Duke Show.’
Played by renowned actress Patty Duke (who also portrayed Patty Lane’s cousin, Cathy Lane), the show’s backdrop prominently featured Brooklyn Heights, and repeatedly showed off the exterior of the building at 8 Remsen Street.
Overlooking the East River, with serene views of the Manhattan skyline, the 1900-built building is one of the most desirable locations in the Big Apple — and the prominence it has in the ‘The Patty Duke Show’ has only added to the majesty of the structure.
Yet, by Monday morning, after the first responders had packed up and gone, and the pressing emergency was over, the building strayed far from its usual pristine appearance.
Instead, windows along the fifth floor, where the fire raged, were smashed, and the remnants of black smoke tarred the typically-beautiful brick facade.
No one sustained major injuries in the Sunday night fire, and the FDNY is investigating the cause of the blaze.