On the Brooklyn waterfront, “everyone knows it’s windy,” as the old song goes. So what better place to harness the power of the wind to generate electricity? On Wednesday, Sims Municipal Recycling, which operates the city’s largest recycling facility for metal, glass and plastic on the Sunset Park waterfront, will dedicate its new wind turbine. Read More →


Brooklyn BookBeat In his “Brooklyn Heights Crime Series,” set in 1930, former Brooklyn Borough Historian John Manbeck looks at Heights institutions past and present — the docks at the foot of Montague Street, the Hotel Margaret, Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle itself — as seen through the eyes of the cops at the Poplar Street precinct house. Read More →

In a recent article and photo spread in theBrooklyn Daily Eagle, reporter Mary Frost examined a recent shoot for hit HBO show “Boardwalk Empire” in Brooklyn Heights. Monroe Place, in particular, was transformed into a street from 1931, complete with vintage automobiles, actors wearing fedoras, actresses wearing cloche hats and an old-style peanut vendor. (We Read More →