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Love that dirty water: The Gowanus Canal's Hamilton Avenue Bridge

Tainted Love. That song by Soft Cell could serve as the sound track for a visit to the Gowanus Canal. Just about everybody in Brooklym is enamored of the dangerously dirty waterway, and rightfully so.  … Full Article
 

Author Helen Simonson’s 'The Summer Before the War'

Helen Simonson’s charming debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” was an instant New York Times bestseller, drawing the highest critical acclaim. … Full Article
 

An interview with Helen Simonson, author of ‘The Summer Before the War’

Brooklyn Heights resident and acclaimed author Helen Simonson sat down with the Brooklyn Eagle to discuss her long-awaited second novel, “The Summer Before the War,” which takes place before and during WWI.   … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s Pier 6 developer says financing could fall through if state doesn’t OK plan

RAL Development, the developer behind two controversial residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, has warned state and city officials that the project’s financing will be lost if the state doesn’t move the delayed project ahead by April 30. … Full Article
 

Landmarking agency asks for design changes for supportive housing project on Crown Heights North mansion's lawn

What's the appropriate way to construct a new building that wraps around a landmarked mansion and occupies a big chunk of its garden? … Full Article
 

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to install smart waste, recycling system

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) on Monday announced the installation of Bigbelly’s smart waste and recycling system throughout Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Proposed zoning change related to Williamsburg's 25 Kent Ave. office project is criticized at Borough Hall hearing

Will this actually help industrial businesses in New York City? The critics don't think so.  … Full Article
 

Surprise! An art show pops up for one afternoon in DUMBO

Art is long, and Time is fleeting. So goes the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem. In this case, though, the art came and went in a flash. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Folk Nation gang leader sentenced to consecutive terms of life imprisonment

Thursday at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment. On Nov. … Full Article
 

Irish Arts Center hosts book giveaway for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for parade fans. It’s a good day to celebrate Ireland’s rich literary tradition, according to members of the Irish Arts Center, who celebrated the holiday by giving away thousands of free books at carious locations around the city. … Full Article
 

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