Brooklyn Heights

With noise pollution a top source of 311 complaints, Brooklyn startup ‘listens in’

The rumble of buses. The jubilant hallelujahs of gospel music. The loud grind of jackhammers. The high-pitched crying of babies. … Full Article

Former Community Board 6 district manager forged documents to give himself a raise, DA says

Craig Hammerman, who was the district manager of Community Board 6 for 27 years until leaving in scandal after a domestic arrest last year, gave himself raises by forging signatures on documents, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters ann … Full Article

Dive into The Springs, a new 1950s California bar in Greenpoint

Just in time for summer — the perfect summer bar. … Full Article


VIDEO: The Eagle brings you on exclusive tour of Sunset Park's expanded port

Sunset Park’s waterfront is going to be transformed into the one of the city’s biggest ports — creating hundreds of jobs and removing thousands of trucks from local roadways — the city said on Friday. … Full Article

Williamsburg vintage boutique becomes battleground over racial profiling

More than 50 people protested in front of a vintage boutique shop in Williamsburg on Friday night, one week after a black customer and her daughter were allegedly racially profiled, wrongly accused of shoplifting, chased down the street and handcuffed before police realized they  … Full Article


Outgoing Brooklyn Chamber President Andrew Hoan looks back at his achievements

Chamber of Commerce President Andrew Hoan ended his two-year term in classic Brooklyn style Thursday with a stop at the North Brooklyn Chamber’s venerable Greenpoint Trailer — where he received (what else?) a bottle of Brooklyn Winery Merlot from North Brooklyn Chamber President Paul Samulski. … Full Article

What can you get, and how much will it cost you, in Sunset Park?

Just add gentrification? The city’s announcement this week that it will create hundreds of jobs by enlarging the port in Sunset Park raised an immediate question for those would-be workers: Where are they going to live? … Full Article

Film crews flood Brooklyn Heights once again, and local merchants say business is hurting

It’s not your imagination — film crews and their paraphernalia are filling the narrow streets of Brooklyn Heights once again. … Full Article

Community board knocks down plan for supertall tower at 80 Flatbush

Community Board 2 overwhelmingly rejected a proposed supertall skyscraper that opponents call “a Chrysler Building” on the edge of Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article


Move over Gowanus, Newtown Creek is WAY grosser, says daredevil swimmer

The Gowanus Canal gets all the attention, but Newtown Creek is so much more disgusting. … Full Article


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