Community members met at Brooklyn Law School on Monday night to discuss ideas for the Brooklyn Strand — a plan to connect and reinvigorate a swath of unconnected parks, plazas and underutilized sites running from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The meeting was hosted by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Community Board 2’s Parks Committee Read More →


Brooklyn BookBeat: ‘The Blondes’ Author to Speak in Cobble Hill You may want to think twice about making that dumb blonde joke after reading Brooklynite Emily Schultz’s new novel, “The Blondes” (Thomas Dunne Books), which will be available April 21. Schultz takes a seemingly innocuous character trait — blonde hair — and turns it into Read More →


By Ed Jaworski For Brooklyn Daily Eagle “Let’s go Francis…boom, boom, boom-boom-boom.” The chant, with accompanying pounding on tables, began as a few members of the St. Francis College basketball team walked into the student cafeteria-lounge at the college’s then-new  Brooklyn Heights building. It was March, 1963, the day after the Terriers were selected to Read More →