Residents gathered together on a Williamsburg street corner with local elected officials on April 27 to pay a lasting tribute to a hero who lived in the community and died in the war in Iraq. … Full Article
Julie May, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) managing director of library and archives, will discuss cartes de visite, the popular 19th-century portraits that are featured in the BHS’ exhibit “Personal Correspondence: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” during a talk … Full Article
Ten to 15,000 protesters, the vast majority Asian American, poured into Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to support NYPD Officer Peter Liang, the rookie cop convicted of fatally shooting Akai Gurley in … Full Article
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the world’s first telephone call to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was working in the next room of his lab in Boston.
“Mr. Watson, come here — I want to see you,” Bell said. … Full Article
Friends and relatives of seniors who lived at a once-flourishing long term care facility, Prospect Park Residence (PPR) in Park Slope, are headed to Albany on March 1 to push a bill designed to protect the elderly from predatory landlords. … Full Article
One night after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised hundreds of residents at a Bay Ridge town hall meeting that he would crack down on the notorious Prince Hotel, sheriffs raided the place, officials said. … Full Article
The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at St. Francis College’s Founders Hall at 180 Remsen St. will feature Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. … Full Article