Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Photo by Cody Brooks

Also discusses crime near Brooklyn Bridge Park, gang shooting in DUMBO Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, a former Brooklyn Heights resident, was the featured speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting Wednesday night at St. Francis College. Thompson, who heads the largest DA’s office in the city and arguably the third-largest in the Read More →

An environmental report shows high levels of toxic materials in the soil at Brooklyn's BAM Park, and neighbors want to know who's going to take responsibility for remediation. Rendering courtesy of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is overseeing the renovation of a long-neglected city-owned park — dubbed “BAM Park” — at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. This is a welcome development for Fort Greene residents, since the park has been padlocked and unused for years. Some neighbors are concerned, however, that toxic materials buried Read More →

The Brooklyn Heights Association and the preservationist group Save The View Now argued in court on Thursday that a section of the Pierhouse penthouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park (shown above to the left) juts into the protected Scenic View District and should be trimmed. Photo by Mary Frost

The Brooklyn Heights Association(BHA) and the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) were in state Supreme Court again on Thursday to argue that a section of the Pierhouse hotel/residential complex under construction at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park juts into the protected Scenic View District, and that SV-1 zoning rules have been incorrectly applied. The SV-1 Read More →

(Left to right) A member of Congregation B’nai Avraham, Borough President Eric Adams, Rabbi Aaron Raskin, Father John Lardas of the Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen and attorney Sanford Rubenstein were among those who took part in Raskin’s march against violence in Brooklyn Heights on Friday. Photos by Mary Frost

The prominent rabbi who was attacked on a Brooklyn Heights street Jan. 31 was joined by community members, clergy — and even members of Curtis Sliwa’s Guardian Angels — at a rally and march Friday morning. Rabbi Aaron Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham, an Orthodox synagogue on Remsen St., called for more police Read More →

The original Bossert Marine Roof Supper Club, where the elite dined and danced. Brooklyn Eagle archive photos

Howe’s Brooklyn: Memories of the Bossert Hotel The imminent return of the Bossert Hotel brings back recent memories of the 1970s, when there were still eight hotels operating within the small historic district called Brooklyn Heights. That included the Bossert itself, which was operated by an elegant, old-world European who struggled to retain the dignity of the Read More →

Rabbi Aaron Raskin is pictured at an event that took place in 2014. Eagle Photo by Francesca N. Tate

A prominent Orthodox rabbi was attacked on a Brooklyn Heights street this past Sunday evening, and community members say the incident fits into a pattern of crime on Joralemon Street. Rabbi Aaron Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham, an Orthodox synagogue on Remsen St., said he was approached from behind by five individuals and Read More →

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. Photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the contentious issue of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. According to the group Love Brooklyn Libraries (LBL), Borough Hall removed the item from the Board’s agenda after a meeting between Andrew Gournardes, counsel to Borough President Eric Read More →