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Pols urge voters to turn down redistricting proposal

A proposed amendment to the New York State Constitution to change the way congressional and state legislative district maps are drawn is facing fierce opposition from a group of lawmakers who charged that it’s a flawed plan. … Full Article
 

Mom: Daughter who died after choking had autism

The mother of a 21-year-old who died on Tuesday after choking at the School for International Studies in Boerum Hill says her daughter was autistic and was supposed to have full-time supervision. The school is located at 284 Baltic Street, off Court Street. … Full Article
 

Plant lovers' bonanza in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday

Hankering to brighten up your home with spectacular tropical plants – and want to get them at a deep discount? … Full Article
 

Last chance to visit Downtown Brooklyn’s mysterious Gravesend Inn

Among the many towering hotels in Downtown Brooklyn’s booming hospitality scene, the Gravesend Inn is a special case. The Inn, open only once a year in the week leading up to Halloween, has been the scene of chaotic happenings, mysterious deaths and even an earthquake. … Full Article
 

NYU Langone to take over LICH emergency department in Brooklyn on Friday

NYU Langone plans to take over the operation of the walk-in emergency department at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn on Friday, Oct. 31, according to representatives of NYU and SUNY. NYU says it will call the site “NYU Langone-Cobble Hill.” … Full Article
 

Madewell has made it to Brooklyn

Madewell has made it to Williamsburg!  A new store location opened this morning at 127 North 6th St. The shop will host a celebration, open to the public, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will feature snacks, drinks and music, and the chance to check out Madewell’s fall collection. … Full Article
 
My Brooklyn: Sam Ibrahim

VIDEO: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott general manager discusses Heights memories

Celebrating 75 years of the Brooklyn Heights Press, the Brooklyn Eagle recently interviewed Sam Ibrahim, General Manager of the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on his memories of the Heights.  … Full Article
 

Upward rents for Court St. lead to businesses moving elsewhere

High rents and puzzling delays may cause entrepreneurs looking for a Court Street storefront to settle elsewhere, though some spaces have been leased at or near their asking price. … Full Article
 

DUMBOpossum: Which way to Front Street?

In town for a shopping spree? This winsome woodland creature waits outside a DUMBO kids' clothing store Wednesday morning. The opossum was reportedly heard mumbling, "...OK, I made it to Brooklyn. How can I get to Southampton?"   … Full Article
 

What ever happened to Bushwick Hospital?

The century-old brick Renaissance Revival building at 41 Howard Ave. housed Bushwick Hospital. It's now a state placement center for juvenile delinquents. … Full Article
 

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