Fortis Property Group has officially closed on the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site. Shown above: An overview of the “ULURP version” of the planned development. Rendering courtesy of Williams New York

After a wrenching multi-year legal battle and amid ongoing community discontent, Fortis Property Group has officially closed on the site of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). “Today’s closing marks an important step forward,” Fortis spokesperson James Yolles told the Brooklyn Eagle on Friday. “We look forward to refining our redevelopment plans over the next couple of months Read More →

Brooklyn bard Walt Whitman would feel right at home on the R train platform beneath Brooklyn Heights — “Mannahatta” is the name he used for Manhattan in his poetry. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Calling Walt Whitman! Somebody out there riding the rails sure loves ya, baby. Perhaps there’s a poetry-minded prankster out there thinking of you. Because a directional sign on a Court Street subway-station platform beneath Brooklyn Heights — the 19th-Century bard’s old stomping grounds — points the way to the train to “Mannahatta.” That’s the name Read More →

Photo by Sioux Nesi

Brooklyn’s eclectic, creative style has made the New York City borough a global fashion mecca recognized worldwide as the epitome of present-day “cool.”  “BROOKLYN STREET STYLE: The No-Rules Guide to Fashion” explores what has made the borough a fashion trendsetter and presents style advice from some of Brooklyn’s most well-known tastemakers. Among these notable women Read More →