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Henry Ward Beecher monument restoration unveiled in Columbus Park

“’It is not well for a man to pray cream and live as skim milk’,” Dr. John Scibilia said, quoting the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. … Full Article
 

Sayonara! Jehovah's Witnesses' iconic Watchtower sign to be removed

Brooklyn’s skyline has undergone a lot of changes recently, but none perhaps more dramatic than this. It’s time to say farewell to the Jehovah's Witnesses' famed "Watchtower" emblem that has stood perched over Brooklyn Heights for decades. … Full Article
 

Construction updates on Williamsburg's Hotel Row, AKA Wythe Avenue

I only have eyes for you, dear. That classic Harry Warren-Al Dubin tune comes to mind when we walk up Wythe Avenue. … Full Article
 

How sweet it is: Domino Sugar site's 325 Kent Ave. is looking fine

Every day, it looks more like the renderings. … Full Article
 

Woman’s decomposed body found floating in the waters off Red Hook

A woman's decomposed body was discovered on Tuesday morning floating in the vicinity of Gowanus Bay and Buttermilk Channel off the shoreline of Red Hook, police sources said.  … Full Article
 

North Brooklyn to welcome ‘Angelmobile’

Residents of Greenpoint, Williamsburg and other communities will be getting help right on the street, thanks to the North Brooklyn Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a newly formed nonprofit organization which will deliver hot meals every day via a mobile soup kitchen called the "Angelmobile.” … Full Article
 

New pastor chosen for St. Charles Borromeo Church

The Rev. William G. Smith will preside at a memorial Mass at noon Wednesday, June 28 at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn Heights, in memory of the late Msgr. Charles Diviney. Diviney, who led St. … Full Article
 

Eagle interview with Cobble Hill playwright Anna Ziegler on her new play ‘Actually’

The playwright Anna Ziegler possesses one of the boldest and most distinctive voices in contemporary American theater. … Full Article
 

Public review process moves forward for 925-foot skyscraper planned for 80 Flatbush Ave.

This is a tale of two towers, plus two public schools. One tower, designed to soar 925 feet in the air, is among the tallest skyscrapers ever planned in the borough of Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Albany’s failure to approve faster, cheaper fix for BQE ‘a disgrace,’ say Brooklyn officials

In another of Albany’s epic misses, the state Legislature ended its session last week having failed to authorize the city’s use of the “design-build” bidding process to expedite the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s (BQE) long-overdue $1.9 billion rehabilitation. … Full Article
 

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