Brooklyn Heights

Carroll Gardens Association to honor local leaders at 44th anniversary celebration

The Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. (CGA) will host its 44th anniversary celebration on May 28 at Marco Polo Ristorante at 345 Court St. This year, CGA will be honoring exceptional public servants and businesses that have been at the forefront of community leadership and service in Carroll Gardens and nearby areas.


Sunset resident cleans park, one piece of glass at a time

If Jeff Walker Wilcox had to come up with a slogan for Sunset Park, it might be: No glass in the grass! Wilcox, a police officer who moved into Sunset Park a year ago, has quietly adopted the park the neighborhood is named after and has made it his business to pick up pieces of glass he finds in the grass and removes them before the sharp objects can cut children’s feet.

Wilcox serves as an example of the type of resident that can be found in neighborhoods all over Brooklyn; a person who doesn’t complain about a quality of life condition but instead does something about it.


NYU Lutheran experts applaud mayor’s mental health stance

Mayor Bill de Blasio is on target when he speaks about the city’s need to expand mental health services according to officials at Brooklyn’s NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers, who said that the mental health of children and families demands more attention from city government.


Jewish women gather in Prospect Park to make challah

Challah if you hear me.

Nearly 300 Jewish women from all over brownstone Brooklyn packed into the Prospect Park Picnic House to learn the spiritual secrets and customs of making challah bread during Challah On The Park on Thursday night.

Separating challah is a sacred tradition among the Jewish people and one of three mitzvot uniquely connected to women.


Hillary Clinton woos donors visiting Brooklyn Heights campaign headquarters

Hillary Rodham Clinton is wooing an early group of major donors to her presidential campaign and visiting her Brooklyn campaign headquarters for the first time since getting into the White House race.

Hundreds of people who have raised at least $2,700 for Clinton's campaign received a series of briefings Thursday on polling, strategy and communications.


This Weekend: ‘Please Touch the Art’ exhibition coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) this weekend.


New novel brings to life a small Long Island town

New Yorker Christopher Bollen brings his personal life into his fiction writing as he ventures into the world of Long Island in his newest book, “Orient.”

Image courtesy of Harper Collins


A roof grows in Brooklyn: Barclays Center to get grassy lid

A roof grows in Brooklyn.

One of the nation's biggest green roofs on a sports arena is taking shape atop Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where cranes are hoisting tons of steel beams and decking that will provide the base for an urban prairie in the sky.

Some sections of green are already sprouting. And when the project is complete by the end of September, the 3-acre curving rooftop is expected to be a hardy, verdant dome of grasses, flowers and plants.


Calling all art lovers: Try out this Bushwick gallery crawl

You don't have to be a hipster to have fun in Bushwick.

There's a good time to be had in its galleries, regardless of your age or lifestyle choices.

The Brooklyn Eagle suggests a Bushwick gallery crawl like the one this reporter took on a recent Sunday, since that's the only day of the week some favorite spots are open to the public.



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