Cops and the community residents they protect will gather together to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5 with block parties , barbecues, and other fun events designed to bring them closer together. Police precincts all over Brooklyn are busy finalizing their plans for National Night Out. The 84th Precinct Community Council (Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Read More →

In a recent article and photo spread in theBrooklyn Daily Eagle, reporter Mary Frost examined a recent shoot for hit HBO show “Boardwalk Empire” in Brooklyn Heights. Monroe Place, in particular, was transformed into a street from 1931, complete with vintage automobiles, actors wearing fedoras, actresses wearing cloche hats and an old-style peanut vendor. (We Read More →


Amidst the borough’s housing crisis, proposed solutions have often left out an important element: Making sure eligible residents know how to apply for newly-constructed affordable units, and that residents are doing so correctly. Various trivialities have been leading to denied or dismissed applications.  Some disqualifying hindrances include a white out on an application; two estranged partners claiming their child Read More →


“New York City is super dense,” said Mark Prommel, partner and director of the design firm Pensa, at his DUMBO office. “There are constant traffic constraints, but also an ebb and flow. We wanted to design a bike that accommodated a rider jockeying in this space with a tight, simple, nimble ride.” He was explaining his Read More →