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Flying monkey sighted outside Hillary 2016 HQ in Brooklyn

A poster depicting a “Wizard of Oz” flying monkey holding a “Hillary 2016” sign was hung over the street near Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters on Tuesday.

The art was designed by Republican artist SABO, who sells posters and buttons ridiculing Democratic politicians online.

SABO is a member of the Republican art movement Unsavoryagents, which said on their Facebook page on Tuesday that they “just hit New York in a great way.”


Brooklyn Heights residents cope with noisy nighttime street repaving

The sound of jackhammers and loud trucks Monday night at around 9 p.m. brought Brooklyn Heights residents out to complain and take photos of the construction activity with their phones.

Several trucks were stationed along the span from the intersection of Montague and Clinton streets westward all the way to the Promenade. The construction tore up the road in that four-block area.


Prospect Park Residence fights attachment orders in separate cases

The Appellate Division Second Department on Thursday granted a temporary restraining order staying enforcement of a $5 million dollar order of attachment to the Prospect Park Residence in Park Slope.

State Supreme Court Justice Arthur M. Schack issued the original order of attachment on August 3.


Cops nab ‘Peeping Drone’ operator in Brooklyn Heights

Cops nabbed the operator of a drone seen to be peering into the windows of high-rises in Brooklyn Heights last Thursday, alarming office workers and residents on Court and Montague streets.

NYPD spokesperson Sgt. Brendan Ryan told the Brooklyn Eagle on Friday that after conducting an investigation the police discovered that the “peeping” drone belonged to a real estate architect doing work at 189 Montague St., which is scheduled to be demolished.

"He was using it to take photos for his architectural work," Sgt. Ryan said.


Six authors make $50K St. Francis College Literary Prize shortlist

From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the United States. Authors on the 2015 shortlist are:


  • Paul Beatty, “The Sellout “ (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

  • Maud Casey, “The Man Who Walked Away “ (Bloomsbury USA)

  • Stuart Dybek, “Paper Lantern” (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

  • David Gilbert, “& Sons “(Random House)


6 hurt in Brooklyn Bridge pileup

Six people have been injured in a chain-reaction collision on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Police say it occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Monday when a disabled Honda was hit from behind by a Lexus in the eastbound lanes of the span.


The Great Brooklyn Staycation at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Are we there yet?

Thousands of vacationing tourists travel countless miles to visit Brooklyn’s own little Riveria – Brooklyn Bridge Park and vicinity.

If the idea of packing up the household, planning long drives or going through annoying airport security on your way to a vacation destination makes you tired, why not spend a relaxing few days on a staycation right here, enjoying the many facilities and activities at the park?


New Park Slope art exhibit explores income inequality

An art exhibit examining income inequality called "In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality" kicked off at the Old Stone House in Park Slope on Thursday. The exhibit, which will run on Friday for the next two months, features pieces that creatively use jukeboxes, maps and audio and visual equipment to explain inequality using more than just one sense.


Drone peers into Brooklyn Heights hi-rises on Thursday

Office workers and Brooklyn Heights residents were shocked on Thursday to look out of their high-rise windows only to see a drone peering in at them.

“I saw it from the corner of my eye,” said Alice Peters, business manager of EBrooklyn Media, which owns the Brooklyn Eagle and other newspapers.

The drone hovered just outside her 30th-floor office window “for just a second,” she said.

At first she thought it was a toy. “Then I saw the camera piece and I thought ‘That’s a little freaky.’ You don’t know what they’re capturing with their cameras.



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