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DA Ken Thompson talks guns, gangs and the wrongfully convicted at Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, a former Brooklyn Heights resident, was the featured speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting Wednesday night at St. Francis College. … Full Article

Report: Jehovah's Witnesses likely to get $80M less than expected for Watchtower building

As countless recent headlines have proclaimed Brooklyn’s real estate prices to be at an all-time high, it came as a bit of a shock that the value of the Watchtower’s Brooklyn Heights headquarters may have gone down by $80 million since last year. … Full Article

Oscar contender Rylance returns to Brooklyn: More than just Fishin'

This past Sunday night at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO, Mark Rylance’s and Louis Jenkins’s farcical, lyrical, melancholic, brilliant play “Nice Fish” had its opening night performance. … Full Article

New memoir brings to life iconic Red Hook bar Sunny’s

“There is a corner turned, a direction taken. There is a door opened in everyone’s history that they can identify as the moment in their life, for better or worse, took a different course. Eve bit an apple, Dante met Beatrice. Jack met Neal. … Full Article

Brooklyn author’s debut novel is a ‘masterful meditation on race, history’

Brooklyn author Kaitlyn Greenidge’s “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” (March 8, Algonquin Books) is a gripping debut novel about a black family who moves to a nearly all-white town in western Massachusetts to take part in an experiment to teach sign language to a chimpanzee, Charlie, who will  … Full Article

New report issued detailing the rise of Downtown Brooklyn

For the past decade, Brooklyn — Downtown Brooklyn in particular — has been a hot commodity. More than $10 billion in private investments has flowed steadily into the borough and now there is a written blueprint. … Full Article

Landmarking focus is sharply narrowed for Green-Wood Cemetery

Will Green-Wood Cemetery be landmarked? The answer is no, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) decided on Tuesday at a special public meeting at its Lower Manhattan headquarters. … Full Article

In Public Service: How the arts propelled Cumbo into politics

“I’m Brooklyn born and raised,” Councilmember Laurie Cumbo proudly told the Brooklyn Eagle in a recent interview in her district office at One Hanson Place. … Full Article

Neighbors: What’s under the ground at BAM Park?

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is overseeing the renovation of a long-neglected city-owned park -- dubbed “BAM Park” -- at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society examines a moment in history of photography

Julie May, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) managing director of library and archives, will discuss cartes de visite, the popular 19th-century portraits that are featured in the BHS’ exhibit “Personal Correspondence: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” during a talk … Full Article


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