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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L-train shutdown provokes questions, anxiety at Williamsburg town hall meeting

Citi Bike could be a key part of the solution to subway and roadway congestion during the coming L-train shutdown — but expansion of the bike share system is not currently part of the city and state mitigation effort, residents discovered at a well-attended community meeting Wednesday night … Full Article

What Our Readers Are Saying, May 17

Brooklyn Daily Eagle editors welcome opinions, both pro and con, on all subjects affecting our daily lives, as well as responses to the articles and opinion pieces published in this paper. … Full Article

Here are the most common spoken languages in Brooklyn

English, Spanish and Russian are the three most common spoken languages in Brooklyn, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. … Full Article

Efforts to landmark Dyker Heights church fall short

Dyker Heights residents and preservationists are upset that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has turned down their bid to landmark St. Rosalia Catholic Church at 14th Avenue and 63rd Street. The church was “relegated to profane [non-sacred] use” last May by the Diocese of Brooklyn. … Full Article

L-train replacement service may not be enough, subway riders fear

With the L-train shutdown looming on the horizon, many riders are questioning whether MTA’s plans for make-up service are enough. During a town hall meeting on Wednesday, when pressed about how many J and M trains can run over the Williamsburg Bridge as an alternative to L service, P … Full Article

MILESTONES: May 17, birthdays for Bob Saget, Craig Ferguson, Derek Hough

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 136th day of the year.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 17: Greenpoint Landmark 144 Franklin St. Hits the Market

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 71°, Night 59°, Rain Likely … Full Article

Scotto Funeral Home seeks new location after eviction

One of the best-known old businesses in Carroll Gardens, the Scotto Funeral Home, has been evicted from its brownstone at 104 First Place. and is now seeking a new location in the area. … Full Article


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