A coalition of preservationists, scholars and admirers of poet and former Brooklyn Eagle editor Walt Whitman are trying to landmark one of his former homes at 99 Ryerson St., and their effort … Full Article

Design installation launched under Gowanus Expressway

An art and landscaping installation known as El-Space, under the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and Third Avenue, adjacent to Industry City, was unveiled on Thursday. It incorporates the brightly-painted pillars of the elevated expressway itself, plantings, drainage pipes and more. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 21: Expert describes how to survive a vehicle-involved terror attack

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 61°, Night 54°, Rain Likely
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Why are there so many parts of NYC without subway service?

Why do many parts of the city, such as Midtown and Downtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn, have so many subway lines while other parts, such as southeast Brooklyn and eastern Queens, have almost none? … Full Article

Early 1900s Brooklyn Bridge film shown after many years

An early film of the Brooklyn Bridge, taken from one of the elevated railroad cars that traversed the bridge in its early days, is now available to the public after being discovered in a farmhouse and restored. The film was taken by W. … Full Article

Gowanus sewage site debated at meeting

At a meeting Thursday on the proposed Combined Sewer Overflow Facility at the head of the Gowanus Canal, residents and others voiced concern about the public space that is part of the proposed design. … Full Article

NYC DOT plans to hike parking meter rates

A proposal to hike parking meter rates in New York City was introduced at a city Department of Transportation budget hearing recently. … Full Article

Scotto Funeral Home ouster linked to family feud

The ouster of the Scotto Funeral Home from its longtime Carroll Gardens brownstone home at 104-06 First Place is reportedly the result of a feud between members of the Scotto family. … Full Article

Expert describes how to survive a vehicle-involved terror attack

The odds are it will happen again. The number of vehicle-involved terror attacks is going up and people need to plan ahead to survive, said Steven Crimando, one of the nation's top security experts. … Full Article

MILESTONES: May 18, birthdays for Ai Weiwei, George Strait, Jack Johnson

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 137th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Tina Fey and Ai Weiwei, among others. 

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