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Cops nab ‘Peeping Drone’ operator in Brooklyn Heights

Cops nabbed the operator of a drone seen to be peering into the windows of high-rises in Brooklyn Heights last Thursday, alarming office workers and residents on Court and Montague streets.

NYPD spokesperson Sgt. Brendan Ryan told the Brooklyn Eagle on Friday that after conducting an investigation the police discovered that the “peeping” drone belonged to a real estate architect doing work at 189 Montague St., which is scheduled to be demolished.

"He was using it to take photos for his architectural work," Sgt. Ryan said.


Six authors make $50K St. Francis College Literary Prize shortlist

From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the United States. Authors on the 2015 shortlist are:


  • Paul Beatty, “The Sellout “ (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

  • Maud Casey, “The Man Who Walked Away “ (Bloomsbury USA)

  • Stuart Dybek, “Paper Lantern” (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

  • David Gilbert, “& Sons “(Random House)


6 hurt in Brooklyn Bridge pileup

Six people have been injured in a chain-reaction collision on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Police say it occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Monday when a disabled Honda was hit from behind by a Lexus in the eastbound lanes of the span.


The Great Brooklyn Staycation at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Are we there yet?

Thousands of vacationing tourists travel countless miles to visit Brooklyn’s own little Riveria – Brooklyn Bridge Park and vicinity.

If the idea of packing up the household, planning long drives or going through annoying airport security on your way to a vacation destination makes you tired, why not spend a relaxing few days on a staycation right here, enjoying the many facilities and activities at the park?


New Park Slope art exhibit explores income inequality

An art exhibit examining income inequality called "In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality" kicked off at the Old Stone House in Park Slope on Thursday. The exhibit, which will run on Friday for the next two months, features pieces that creatively use jukeboxes, maps and audio and visual equipment to explain inequality using more than just one sense.


Drone peers into Brooklyn Heights hi-rises on Thursday

Office workers and Brooklyn Heights residents were shocked on Thursday to look out of their high-rise windows only to see a drone peering in at them.

“I saw it from the corner of my eye,” said Alice Peters, business manager of EBrooklyn Media, which owns the Brooklyn Eagle and other newspapers.

The drone hovered just outside her 30th-floor office window “for just a second,” she said.

At first she thought it was a toy. “Then I saw the camera piece and I thought ‘That’s a little freaky.’ You don’t know what they’re capturing with their cameras.


Department of Probation hosts Youth Anti-Violence summit at Borough Hall

Students from around Brooklyn gathered at Borough Hall on Wednesday as the New York City Department of Probation (DOP) hosted a daylong conference called “One Message Many Voices #BeAboutIt, Youth Anti-Violence Summit” to discuss ways to reduce gun violence among the young people in Brooklyn.


Green-Wood volunteers restore monument for 117-year-old mother of 22

A group of young volunteers visited Green-Wood Cemetery on Wednesday to restore and archive a monument to a 117-year-old mother of 22 children who died in 1854.


Here’s how Joe Lentol helps get movies made in NYC

If Assemblymember Joseph Lentol was a baseball player, then you would have to say that he hit a home run in his first at-bat in the major leagues. When he originally arrived in the Assembly, he shook off any freshman fears he might have had and managed to get the first bill he ever sponsored passed. This is a rare occurrence in Albany.



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