Some 24 hours before Rosh Hashana, a Jewish-owned apartment on Crown Street in Crown Heights went up in flames.
The second floor flat, located between New York and Nostrand Avenues, was occupied by a Lubavitch resident whose family had moved to Maple Street just a day earlier.
He had stayed behind that night to watch the last remaining objects, and woke to the smell of smoke.
A neighboring apartment was in ruins from fire fighter efforts to find the cause of the fire.
“There was a dollar of the Rebbe in the apartment,” a neighbor told COL. “The whole place got burnt but not the dollar. It’s a miracle.”