Hudson Companies plans to build a 36-story residential tower on the current Brooklyn Heights Library site at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Rendering courtesy of Marvel Architects

On Monday, the City Planning Commission approved 6 to 0, with two abstentions, the controversial $52 million Brooklyn Heights Library project. The planned development has provoked a chorus of impassioned objections over concerns of overcrowded Heights schools, the shrinkage of library space and the off-siting of the affordable housing component, but was approved by Community Read More →

Brooklyn Bridge. Eagle file photo by Mary Frost

Deep in the archives of the original Brooklyn Daily Eagle is an article written in 1884 on the Dutch town of Breuckelen by a “special correspondent” traveling through Holland. In 1643, the Dutch settled in what is now Brooklyn and called the region “Breuckelen” settlement, named after the aforementioned town in the Netherlands. Breuckelen was Read More →