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Snack attack: New Shake Shack by Brooklyn Bridge Park is busy, busy, busy

Lookin' good, Shake Shack!

Big-time foodie Danny Meyer's new burger palace next to Brooklyn Bridge Park was busy, busy, busy on its first weekend in business.

The spanking-new Shake Shack in the landmarked Fulton Ferry Historic District was packed to the gills Saturday, with customers waiting in long lines to order all-natural Angus beef hamburgers and hand-cut fries.

Newly hired workers were pumped up with enthusiasm for their new gigs at the 1 Old Fulton St. gourmet fast-food joint, which opened last Tuesday.


$1,000 reward offered for information in possible Williamsburg bias attack

The United Jewish Organizations (UJO) of Williamsburg is announcing a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for Thursday’s suspected bias attack on a young 14 year-old boy in South Williamsburg.

Surveillance footage distributed by the NYPD shows a grainy image of the suspect on a bicycle, who was described as a white man in his thirties. 


Former Heights Press writer publishes debut poetry collection

Brooklyn Heights native and former Brooklyn Heights Press writer Melissa Balmain takes her writing seriously. Her new collection of poetry, "Walking In On People" (Able Muse Press; on-sale June 23), has been praised by some of the most esteemed poets — among them former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, who says her “poems add to the rhythmic bounce of light verse a darker, more cutting humor” — while her prose has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times and other publications.


VIDEO: The Fence at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Fence was recently unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park, with 238 pictures lining 1,000 feet of the beautiful park spanning from DUMBO to Brooklyn Heights and everywhere in between. The Eagle's Dipti Kumar profiled the fence and interviewed some of the park-goers about this uniquely Brooklyn piece of art.


Bed-Stuy's Fulton Art Fair celebrates the artists of the African diaspora

Art. Outdoors. Among Bed-Stuy brownstones. What could be better?

Fulton Art Fair is an annual open-air celebration of the artists of the African diaspora that dates back to the dawn of the Civil Rights movement – and everyone's invited.

The artists who hang their works on the fence at Fulton Park run the gamut from venerated veterans like Otto Neals, whose works are in the Smithsonian and Oprah Winfrey's collection, to Hofstra art student Tabitha Theogene.


Community leaders get advice at ‘One Brooklyn Resource Fair’

“Get prepared and know your zone!” urged Janet Riveras, payroll administer at the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at Thursday’s “One Brooklyn Resource Fair” at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

“Go home, get your supplies, and make something you can grab to get you through a few days in a shelter,” Ms. Riveras said as she handed out hurricane preparedness brochures and free pens to all comers.


Eric Adams issues call to action at Montague Street BID meeting

Brooklyn is a bustling hub of 2.5 million people, but nestled within it is Montague Street, a four-block stretch in Brooklyn Heights that has more of a small town feel than most would imagine is possible in this vast borough.


22 charged with drug trafficking following undercover investigation at Roosevelt Houses

 Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, on Thursday announced that 22 alleged drug dealers have been variously charged in multiple indictments and criminal complaints with selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past year during an anti-drug initiative at the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Assembly votes to suspend hydrofracking for three years

With the deadline for the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the New York State Assembly voted to suspend drilling natural gas, a process known as hydrofracking, for three years while lawmakers study the environmental impact.

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) sponsored the bill, which was passed by the assembly on June 18, just one day before the State Legislature’s session was scheduled to end.


Dancing in spring the olde way, on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Ritual “Morris” dancers descended on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Thursday evening to celebrate the coming of the spring equinox.

Accompanied by musicians playing fiddle, guitar, accordion and other traditional instruments, the Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers, Ring O'Bells Morris, and Half Moon Sword teams celebrated the season with jingling bells and swirling scarves.

Morris dancing is so old “that we don’t know why it’s called Morris dancing,” one of the dancers said. “Shakespeare thought it was old.”



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