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More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article

Elderly man struck and killed on Seventh Ave.

A 75-year-old man was struck and killed in a freak accident Thursday morning in which a car that had slowed down to let him cross the street was rear-ended by a jeep, causing the auto to hit the elderly pedestrian, police said. … Full Article

Lentol demands safety measures on McGuinness Boulevard

In the wake of an accident that killed a 32-year-old woman on McGuinness Boulevard on Sunday, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol is demanding that the city immediately install safety measures on the heavily trafficked Greenpoint street. … Full Article

Coney Island polar bears—not just New Year’s

When TV news-watchers saw hundreds of brave bathers ringing in 2014 with a plunge into the icy ocean off Coney Island, many were unaware that the Coney Island Polar Bear Club sponsors cold-water swimming every Sunday morning throughout the winter seaso … Full Article

Bill de Blasio Sworn in As Mayor of NYC in a Midnight Ceremony in Brooklyn

A crowd gathered in Park Slope at midnight on Tuesday to witness the 12:01 a.m. swearing in ceremony of Bill de Blasio as the109th Mayor of the City of New York.  NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman officiated. … Full Article

The top 10 Brooklyn Eagle stories of 2013

Here at BrooklynEagle.com, 2013 was a record-breaking year for web traffic and we couldn't have done that without the help of our loyal readers. And for that, we give our most heartfelt thanks. We hope we can deliver relevant and timely news to you into 2014 and beyond. … Full Article

Crowds on Fulton Street for latest Air Jordan sneakers

A peaceful crowd lined up outside a shoe store on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn over this past weekend for the latest sneaker sensation, Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blues.” The $200 sneakers are so popular that fights broke out over them across the country before Christmas.  … Full Article

Coney Island gardeners vow court fight after garden is destroyed

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Well, if Mary belonged to the Boardwalk Community Garden in Coney Island, the answer to the old nursery rhyme would be “not at all.” … Full Article

Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people's pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher. … Full Article

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