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NYC Council to renew call to hire 1,000 more NYPD officers

The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park commits to pursuing $700,000 cost to repair ‘bouncy’ Squibb Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) confirmed it will pursue the recovery of the roughly $700,000 it will cost to repair disabled Squibb Park Bridge, the bouncy pedestrian walkway that connects Squibb Park to the waterfront park. … Full Article

Despite controversy, ‘Marvelous’ Heights architect leads transformative projects

Like an albatross, controversy seems to drape itself over some of the biggest Brooklyn projects of architect Jonathan Marvel. … Full Article
Nine Injured In Crown Heights Fire

BROOKLYN EAGLE VIDEO: Nine injured in Crown Heights blaze

A fire broke out Wednesday morning in Crown Heights, engulfing three houses on St. Marks Avenue in thick plumes of smoke. Residents living in three houses numbered 1228, 1230 and 1232 had to escape the dangerous flames. … Full Article

Snowden image makes brief return appearance at Fort Greene Park

A day after an unauthorized 100-pound bust of controversial whistleblower Edward J. Snowden was removed from Fort Greene Park, a group of artists projected a hologram of the bust in the exact same location. … Full Article

Glory days coming back to Brooklyn Paramount Theatre

The legendary Brooklyn Paramount Theatre – where generations of Brooklynites applauded performances by stars like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Chuck Berry – is being restored to its former glory. … Full Article

HeartShare Gala raises big bucks for non-profit agency

Celebrities from the worlds of movies, television and radio pitched in to help the Brooklyn-based organization HeartShare Human Services of New York raise nearly $600,000 at its 2015 Spring Gala and Auction at the New York Marriott Marquis, an event that attracted more than 950 guests. … Full Article

NYC housing focus needs to help homeless, too, advocates say

The homeless should have a bigger place in New York City's ambitious affordable housing push, advocates said Tuesday, arguing that two issues often viewed separately need to be tackled in tandem. … Full Article

Memorial set at Brooklyn Botanic Garden for Gina Weiner, 76, beloved botanical writer, illustrator, tireless volunteer

A special memorial to Gina Ingoglia Weiner has been scheduled for Sunday, June 7, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. … Full Article

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