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A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Tom Knight, Brooklyn’s beloved baseball buff, dies at 89

One of the sourest subjects for any venerable Brooklynite is the Brooklyn Dodgers’ tragic departure from their beloved borough to Los Angeles in 1957. … Full Article

NYFA, BP Adams honor three new women leaders of Brooklyn cultural organizations

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted a reception last Thursday at NYFA’s space in DUMBO to honor three recently appointed women leaders of prominent Brooklyn cultural organizations: Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Musi … Full Article

Met Council receives grant to help Holocaust survivors

There are 32,914 Holocaust survivors currently living in Brooklyn, according to officials at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, who said the agency is now in a good position to help the survivors of Nazi oppression live out their golden years in dignity. … Full Article

NY Transit Museum exhibit to explore ‘Transit Etiquette or: How I Learned to Stop Spitting and Step Aside in 25 Languages’

Given the nature of urban mass transit — small spaces shared with perfect strangers and everyone in a rush — it is no surprise that transit agencies have, from their very beginnings, encouraged passengers to be safe, clean and well-behaved. … Full Article

Beloved Eagle photographer Don Evans Dies at age 96

Donald Evans died Thursday, March 3, at Cobble Hill Health Center, where he had been a patient for the past five years. He was a survivor of bladder cancer, but most recently suffered two bouts of pneumonia which weakened him. He was born May 14, 1919, in Portsmouth, Ohio. His father, H. … Full Article

A Winter's Tale in Brooklyn

No, we're not talking about the complicated Shakespeare play of that title. This Winter's Tale is about snow falling in March. … Full Article

State provides $3 million for improvements at Marlboro Houses

Tenants at the Marlboro Houses will be getting new stoves and refrigerators under a $3 million package of state funding obtained by two lawmakers whose districts intersect at the Gravesend apartment complex. … Full Article

NY transit cops can now communicate with police above ground

Until this year, police assigned to the nation's largest public transportation system couldn't communicate with officers on the street while patrolling underground subways — when they needed backup they used to toss their nightsticks hoping the clatter would be heard above, or ask motormen  … Full Article

Borough Hall hearing looks at Mitchell-Lama housing

Mitchell-Lama housing, a statewide program created in 1955, supported the construction of 105,000 units of affordable housing in New York City, 18,000 of which are located in Brooklyn. The program has been a boon to the city’s middle class residents, according to its supporters. … Full Article

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