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Union workers paint the Mary A. Whalen for free

Painters Ahoy! Here are photos the Brooklyn Eagle took of unionized workers spiffing up the Mary A. Whalen, free of charge. … Full Article
 

Debate security: Elite NYPD squad stands guard in Downtown Brooklyn

Members of the NYPD’s elite Strategic Response Group (SRG) set up a staging area on Tillary Street in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday prior to the Hillary Clinton / Bernie Sanders debate. … Full Article
 

Clinton, Sanders keep sniping after Brooklyn debate

As if their two-hour televised debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard wasn’t enough time to attack each other, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. … Full Article
 

Parks Dept. calling for a café at Cadman Plaza parkhouse

A small parkhouse in Cadman Plaza Park, at the corner of Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza West, could soon be the site of a café, according to the city. … Full Article
 

Democratic Debate Preview: The Eagle’s inside look at the Brooklyn Navy Yard showdown

There’s a palpable energy in the air in the streets of Downtown Brooklyn. Walking down the sidewalks, one notices an abnormal number of police officers. Every few minutes, fleets of unmarked black cars and news vans zip past. … Full Article
 

Jehovah’s Witnesses reach $700M handshake deal for Brooklyn Heights plot

There's big news about the Watchtower's Brooklyn Heights headquarters and massive development site at 85 Jay St. in DUMBO. … Full Article
 

Advocates seek half-fare Metrocards for low-income riders

On the heels of a shocking new report showing that one in four low-income New Yorkers cannot afford to use public transportation, two groups, the Community Service Society of New York and the Riders Alliance, announced the start of a “Fair Fares” campaign to obtain half-fare MetroCards for  … Full Article
 

Landmark status for St. Augustine's Church, and a whole swath of Park Slope

Sing Choirs Of Angels! St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church is now officially recognized as a historic city site. It happened in a circuitous way. … Full Article
 

Jackie Robinson’s signed contracts to be on temporary display at the New-York Historical Society

Jackie Robinson's contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball's color barrier is on public view in New York and soon in other places, as well. … Full Article
 

Green-Wood Cemetery's chapel is landmarked

Goin' To The Chapel And We're Gonna Get — Landmarked? We're rewriting a line from the beloved old tune by the Dixie Cups to report the latest news about historic Green-Wood Cemetery, which was founded in 1838. … Full Article
 

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