Truman Capote, shown here in a 1953 photo with actress Gina Lollobrigida, would be surprised if he saw what color 70 Willow St. is now. AP Photo/Jim Pringle

To hell with your nostalgia, Heights literature lovers! That’s the message from the folks who are renovating 70 Willow St., the “elegant yellow mansion” where Truman Capote worked on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood.” The 1830s-vintage Greek Revival-style house’s façade is red now. The yellow paint that helped make 70 Willow an instantly recognizable Brooklyn Read More →

This December 2014 photo depicts 165 Columbia Heights. Currently it's covered by a construction shed because the building next door is being renovated. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Bless This House. Or more specifically, this carriage house. The Brooklyn Heights Historic District property sold for $9.8 million — to an oil tycoon’s daughter. The buyer of 165 Columbia Heights was an LLC with Anya Airapetian as managing member, city Finance Department records indicate. Her first name is spelled “Anna” on a mortgage used 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 →

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 →