Loud explosions rock quiet Bay Ridge street

The Brooklyn Eagle was first on the scene when a series of electrical explosions rocked the corner of Oliver Street and Marine Avenue in Bay Ridge on Saturday night.  After 9 p. … Full Article

High-tech sensors coming to Brooklyn Borough Hall

Officials say sensors that monitor energy usage, overcrowding, and whether a handicap-accessible entrance is blocked are being installed at the historic  Brooklyn Borough Hall. … Full Article

East River gondola plan gains attention ahead of L train shutdown

With the L train shutdown looming on the horizon, one man has a plan that could provide relief to hundreds of thousands of commuters who use the L train daily. … Full Article

Officials to decide on full or partial L train closure in 2-3 months

The universally dreaded L train shutdown will commence in January of 2019, transit officials explained to a crowd of community members at a public meeting at the Marcy Avenue Armory in Brooklyn on Thursday.   … Full Article

Brooklyn weighs agonizing options for L-train repairs

iders who use a subway line that goes through the lone tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to the city's commercial heart are facing a "Would you rather" question that they would rather not be asked. … Full Article

Brooklyn stakeholder groups announce community vision for the Brooklyn Strand

A coalition of more than 40 local Brooklyn community groups on Friday announced a new vision for the Brooklyn Strand, the nearly 50 acres of public space and city-owned land that connects Downtown Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge and the surrounding neighborhoods. … Full Article

Gristedes manager says plastic bag fee hurts customers

The City Council’s vote to impose a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags in stores isn’t sitting well with one supermarket manager, who charged that lawmakers are unfairly “nickel and diming New Yorkers.” … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park leadership derided for ‘broken promises’ at Brooklyn Heights town hall

A standing-room-only crowd filled St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church on Montague Street for a town hall held Wednesday night to update Brooklyn Heights residents about raging development controversies in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

NYC lawmakers impose 5-cent charge for plastic bags

Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city's sanitation department estimates that 10 billion bags a year are tossed in the trash — roughly 19,000 per minute. … Full Article

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Super … Full Article


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