Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Riley, a visitor from Massachusetts, was one of seven children who discovered an extremely friendly baby squirrel at an entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Friday. After taking turns petting the little critter, the children returned the squirrel to the garden area – only to be surprised when it jumped back into their hands. Read More →

'The Summer Before the War,' by Helen Simonson. (Random House)

Helen Simonson’s charming debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” was an instant New York Times bestseller, drawing the highest critical acclaim. Now, after five years of research and writing, Simonson – a resident of Brooklyn Heights – is releasing today her highly anticipated second novel “The Summer Before the War.” In an interview with the Brooklyn Eagle, Read More →

Scaffolding surrounds the former Long Island College Hospital's (LICH) Fuller Pavilion, at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street. Photos by Mary Frost

Boarded up windows, chains on a playground fence, netting and debris littering the ground behind construction fences are the signs of the demolition soon to come to the former Long Island College Hospital’s (LICH) 12-story Fuller Pavilion and eight-story Othmer Pavilion. Fortis Property Group, which purchased the 20-building LICH campus in Cobble Hill for $240 Read More →