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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
 

Haunted houses, treats and crafts at Packer’s Pumpkin Patch

Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights pulled out all the stops this past Sunday at its 2014 Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival. … Full Article
 

What ever happened to Greenpoint Hospital and other shut-down Brooklyn healthcare institutions?

The afterlife of a closed-down hospital can be complicated. Bureaucracy, bankruptcy and bad financial markets can all slow down the process of putting the real estate that's left behind to new uses. … Full Article
 

State AG and Comptroller sign off on LICH sale to Fortis

The state Attorney General and Comptroller on Tuesday approved SUNY's plan to sell Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to real estate developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article
 

Accident in Brooklyn Heights brings NYC’s 25-mph speed limit into focus

“That’s why they want to lower the speed limit to 25,” an observer said as FDNY EMTs hoisted a man into an ambulance around 9 p.m. Friday night. … Full Article
 

New NY-centric children’s book follows ‘Cat in the City’

Julie Salamon and Jill Weber, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator team that brought readers “The Christmas Tree,” introduce  a new animal adventure in the tradition of “A Cricket in Times Square” with “Cat in the City” (Dial) — the tale of a streetwise feline living in  … Full Article
 

Writer to discuss mystery novel in Brooklyn

From the acclaimed author of “Last Things,” Jenny Offill’s “Dept. of Speculation,” newly out in paperback, paints a nuanced portrait of a complicated marriage – weaving in an element of mystery.  … Full Article
 

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