Hudson Companies Inc. hopes to build a 36-story residential tower, shown center right, on the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library.  Rendering courtesy of Marvel Architects

On Wednesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams “disapproved with conditions” the development project proposed for the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West, as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. The response was issued following months of hearing from passionate local residents and community activists and a Read More →

Isabella Rossellini (shown above) will perform a theatrical tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic actresses — her mother, Ingrid Bergman — at BAM this Saturday. Photo by Andre Rau

Marking the centennial of Ingrid Bergman’s birth, her daughter Isabella Rossellini will perform a theatrical tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic actresses. The event will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. Originally presented at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (where towering images Read More →

On Tuesday, Fortis Property Group received the Landmarks Preservation Commission's approval — with some modifications — for its condo-conversion plan for the Polhemus Memorial Clinic, a former LICH building. Rendering by BKSK Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission

The ink is barely dry on LICH sale-closing documents — but condo-construction planning is already moving forward. Fortis Property Group, which just purchased Long Island College Hospital’s Cobble Hill complex for $240 million, showed off its residential-conversion plans for a prime former LICH building on Tuesday. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), to which the Read More →

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 →