A bunch of people emailed to ask if we knew what was going on with that huge cloud of smoke visible over Brooklyn. One of our Gothamist Contribute commenters answers: "There is a brush fire in Great Kills Park That is in Staten Island for those who don't know." NY1 is reporting that the fire is pretty large, but no one has been injured.
Picture of the fire taken from the elevated F Train line near Coney Island, from Bluejake.
UPDATE: NY1 got an article up about the fire-- still no indication of damage to nearby homes.