The corner of Clay and Commercial Streets, where a nine-story building will go up on a lot marred by toxic chemicals (Paul Stremple/Bklyner)GREENPOINT – Developers have filed for a new nine-story residential building in North Greenpoint, above a toxic plume of phthalates that has leaked from the Nuhart Site
A woman stands at the entrance to McGolrick Park, where new signs have omitted Polish (Paul Stremple/Bklyner)GREENPOINT – All down Nassau Avenue on the approach to McGolrick Park, Polish signs can be seen on the storefronts, like Kubuś Photo Service, Cracovia Liquors, Jaslowiczanka Bakery or Krajan Polish Deli. But
(Courtesy: bee721 / flickr)WILLIAMSBURG – Police are looking for a suspect wanted for the attempted rape of a 26-year old woman in a Williamsburg apartment building yesterday. Around 5:30 am on Tuesday, January 1, the suspect approached the woman on the first-floor landing of an apartment building near Havermeyer and
It’s New Year’s Eve, and while there is plenty of partying to be done and fireworks shows to watch [/where-to-watch-fireworks-for-new-years-eve-tonight/], it also means we’re just a day away from one of the best traditions in Brooklyn—the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge [https://www.facebook.com/events/
The site, currently a parking lot for trucks, where a new 31-story tower will rise (Screenshot via Google Maps)GREENPOINT – On Christmas Eve, the developer of Greenpoint Landing, a series of high-rise residential towers along the North Brooklyn waterfront, filed for yet another building [http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?
Photo via Wikimedia Commons [https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Police_Line_Crime_Scene_2498847226.jpg] CYPRESS HILLS – Last month, a verbal confrontation ended in a shooting during the early hours at a Dominican restaurant in Cypress Hills. Around 4:15 am on Monday, November 26, police said
CONEY ISLAND – On Christmas morning, a home-invasion robbery sent an 88-year-old woman to the hospital, and now police are hoping to track down the suspect. Around 6:45 am on Tuesday, December 25, the suspect entered the victim’s apartment, near Surf Avenue and West 25th Street, through an unsecured
SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Police have arrested and charged a Staten Island man in the death of Elina Sokolov, 45, who was killed while crossing Nostrand Avenue at Emmons in October. [/two-traffic-fatalities-and-one-arrest-on-thursday/] Nicholas Didio, 57, was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care, police said.
As part of some residents’ opposition [/anti-gentrification-cb4-bushwick/] to the Bushwick Community Plan [/residents-propose-bushwick-community-plan-for-rezoning-to-tame-development/], a large anti-gentrification message was on the side of a Downtown Brooklyn building [https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/12/18/huge-bushwick-anti-gentrification-message-projected-on-montague-street/] this week. Perhaps a sign of that same gentrification: a brand new rock climbing gym on
Construction at Greenpoint Landing continues apace, with a second tower rising next to One Blue Slip (Paul Stremple/Bklyner)GREENPOINT – This week, representatives from the Department of City Planning (DCP) met with residents in Greenpoint to explain the process of waterfront zoning with a presentation, an event organized by the
An 18-year-old was found murdered on the roof of a Brevoort Houses building yesterday (Screenshot via Google Maps)Two men are dead at housing developments on opposite ends of Brooklyn, police confirmed. One was murdered, the other apparently fell. BED-STUY – This morning, police announced that a teen found dead on
(Courtesy: bee721 / flickr)BATH BEACH – A Staten Island man has been arrested and charged in the road rage killing of Faizal Coto, [/bath-beach-deaths/] an FDNY firefighter and aspiring musician. Yesterday, the NYPD announced Joseph Desmond, 29, had been charged with murder after the Bay Parkway altercation on Sunday, December 9.
A dollar van in Brooklyn (Photo via Caribcandy/Instagram)With the L Train Shutdown rapidly approaching, companies are lining up to profit from shuttle services between Williamsburg and Manhattan, but a long-time group of working Brooklynites feel they’re being left out: dollar van drivers. With the shutdown forcing hundreds
Irving Square Park occupies a full city block in Bushwick, along Halsey Street between Knickerbocker and Wilson Avenues (Paul Stremple/Bklyner)BUSHWICK – More than half a million dollars in government money for a park project is just waiting for the Bushwick community—if only it could decide on how to