Park Sloper’s new storytelling series seeks to unite through collective thought

With a history steeped in literary culture, Brooklyn has long been home to some of the most talented and influential storytellers. Over the years, New York City has preserved the “spoken tradition” through a variety of series, among them The Moth and How I Learned. Now, Brooklyn-based poet Terence Degnan will host a new storytelling series at Park Slope’s Open Source Gallery titled “How to Build a Fire: Advancing the Oral Tradition.”


Longtime Heights resident praises Eagle reporter

To the editors:
It was very fitting that the Brooklyn Heights Association honored your Mary Frost at its annual meeting. Her coverage of the LICH (Long Island College Hospital's) struggle for survival has been just extraordinary. Her writing is cogent and succinct; her reporting is remarkably thorough and complete; her diligence is as evident as it is commendable. One can only hope her work can receive further honors from her journalist peers -- and that the Brooklyn community can continue to be the beneficiaries of her dedication. 
Peter Flemming

If you (re)build it, they will come

This is what Newcastle Realty Services' restoration work looks like.

The owner of partly torn-down 100 Clark St. in Brooklyn Heights spent years restoring buildings on Bedford Street in Greenwich Village whose facades partly collapsed.

We checked out the properties the other day so that Brooklyn Heights residents who never leave their home turf can see the caliber of Newcastle's rebuilding work.


Picture this: Renovation plans for Brooklyn Heights eyesore 100 Clark St.

Surely Samuel C. West would approve.

Developer Newcastle Realty Services is planning to restore half-demolished 100 Clark St. in Brooklyn Heights so it would be fit for its original resident, who moved in a decade before the Civil War broke out.


I came in like a wrecking ball …. on Clark Street

What a mess!

Brooklyn Heights residents remember Memorial Day weekend of 2008, when the wrecking crew descended on 100 Clark St.

This Eagle photo by Mary Frost shows the remnants of a tenant's belongings exposed to the open air after the brick wall of the apartment house was ripped away.


Renovation set for half-demolished 100 Clark St.

You heard it here first.

Help is on the way for one of the ugliest buildings in Brownstone Brooklyn, the half-demolished eyesore at 100 Clark St. in Brooklyn Heights.

Newcastle Realty Services, which has owned the partly torn-down apartment building on the corner of Monroe Place since 2010, plans to begin rebuilding “as soon as permitted by the DOB,” meaning the city Department of Buildings, spokesman George Arzt told Eye on Real Estate.


Theatre for a New Audience presents ‘Open Books’

Called “a daring and rigorous historical reinterpretation that defies critical consensus on Artaud” and “profoundly original” by critics, Kimberly Jannarone’s unflinching book “Artaud and His Doubles” (University of Michigan Press, 2012) explores the surprisingly deep and troubling connections between Antonin Artaud’s works and fascism.


Bed-Stuy music studio to celebrate 100th birthday of longtime teacher

L. Elsie Cumberbatch Graham (1914-1999) was a beloved music teacher and mentor who for decades taught piano, voice and organ in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. On March 23, former music students and members of the youth and juniors of Mu-Te-Or (the Brooklyn Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians) will celebrate Graham’s 100th birthday at the Patricia F. Robinson Music Studio (590 Madison Street, between Lewis at Stuyvesant Avenues, at 4 p.m.)


Aesthetic Sensibilities Mauled … by Atlantic Center Mall

Atlantic Center Mall: Ugliness that stands the test of time?

A commenter on, JustLiveHere, nominated Forest City Ratner's drab Fort Greene shopping center as one of Brooklyn's Ugliest Buildings.


Fourth Avenue Developments: 'A Blight Upon the Neighborhood'

Fugly, fugly Fourth Avenue.

Two readers called out nearly all the new apartment buildings on the section of the busy thoroughfare between Flatbush Avenue and the Prospect Expressway as the worst of the worst.

“Even uglier than those teardowns in Midwood, Mill Basin, Brighton Beach,” SkillSets wrote on of the pricey housing that has sprouted on the avenue that divides Park Slope and Gowanus.  



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