DOT has begun to install speed humps, signs and markings in Brooklyn Heights.  Map courtesy of DOT

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun implementing a Slow Zone in Brooklyn Heights. The Slow Zone will lower the speed limit in the Heights to 20 mph, and install 21 speed humps, according to the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA). The gently-rounded humps, which are just over three inches high, cause drivers to slow Read More →

Eighth-graders from Achievement First Bushwick Middle School were among the thousands who walked for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday. Photo by Erika Petersen

Roughly 3,000 people from across the tri-state area gathered in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to kick off the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. The event, which featured a 5K walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, music and games in the park, raised funds to help St. Jude Children’s Research Read More →

From left: Hockey analyst Stan Fischler; Bill Dutton, nephew of Red Dutton and co-owner of the Arizona Coyotes; Co-Owner of the Islanders Jon Ledecky; Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz; Steven M. Cohen; Brooklyn Historical Society VP Marcia Ely; and Lisa Cohen. Steven and Lisa Cohen encouraged the BHS to organize the event. Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese

As the New York Islanders get set to open their first season on Atlantic Avenue, the Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting a new exhibit that tells the story of the first NHL franchise that tried to conquer the borough — the Brooklyn Americans. The exhibit tells the tale of the time Brooklynites experienced the heartbreak Read More →