Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon will be holding conversations with constituents on three different stoops across her district: in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, and Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill. Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Simon’s Office.

It’s a stoop-endous idea: Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Cobble Hill) is inviting her constituents to join her for conversations where Brooklynites traditionally hang out to chat and observe the hurly-burly of street life – on the stoop. “Let’s assemble on the stoop!” she says in her shout-out to her Brownstone neighbors. Read More →

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  Beautiful warm weather on the last weekend of summer brought great community spirit to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the annual Kite Festival. Hundreds of adults and children filled the waterfront of Pier 1, families spreading back as far as the face painting booths at the top of the park lawn. A variety of colorful Read More →

Senior Harry Odell scored off a free kick from 25 yards out in the opening minutes as St. Francis Brooklyn rolled to its 10th straight home win with a 2-0 blanking of visiting St. Joseph’s Wednesday night at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo courtesy of SFC Brooklyn Athletics

Senior Harry Odell and junior Leo Folla each scored a goal, but it was red-shirt senior Jack Binks’ 26th career shutout that propelled two-time defending Northeast Conference champion St. Francis College to a 2-0 victory over visiting St. Joseph’s on Wednesday night at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Odell tallied in the fifth minute and Folla added Read More →

Bettina WitteVeen walks reporters through her installation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's hospital called “When We Were Soldiers … once and young.” Eagle photos by Lore Croghan of art by Bettina WitteVeen

War is hell. For the first time, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is opening its mysterious, decaying pre-Civil War hospital to an artist. “When We Were Soldiers … once and young” is German-born conceptual artist and social activist Bettina WitteVeen’s site-specific installation of devastating war photos she found in historic archives and sculptures shaped like crosses. Read More →

Ben McKenzie plays Gotham’s Jim Gordon. Photos by Mary Frost

The hit Fox TV series “Gotham” filmed on location in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday and Thursday, using the suitably gothic St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church on Montague Street as a set. The Brooklyn Eagle caught up with star Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon) as he strolled down the street, along with some costumed cast Read More →

Participants at the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival stop in Portland wore special headsets to experience virtual reality films. Photo by Kristal Passy

Roughly two dozen virtual reality films will be unveiled in DUMBO on Oct. 6 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival. Virtual reality (VR) films go beyond 3D technology to immerse participants – who wear a special headset – into a simulated physical environment. Viewers feel as if they are moving Read More →

The Brooklyn Strand plan would link green spaces together from Borough Hall to Downtown Brooklyn to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Courtesy of WXY Studio

Community Board 2 and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership are hosting a presentation and workshop on the Brooklyn Strand proposal this Monday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at the Willoughby Senior Center, 105 North Portland Avenue, between Park and Myrtle avenues. The Brooklyn Strand plan would link green spaces together from Borough Hall to Downtown Brooklyn Read More →