From left: Hockey analyst Stan Fischler; Bill Dutton, nephew of Red Dutton and co-owner of the Arizona Coyotes; Co-Owner of the Islanders Jon Ledecky; Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz; Steven M. Cohen; Brooklyn Historical Society VP Marcia Ely; and Lisa Cohen. Steven and Lisa Cohen encouraged the BHS to organize the event. Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese

As the New York Islanders get set to open their first season on Atlantic Avenue, the Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting a new exhibit that tells the story of the first NHL franchise that tried to conquer the borough — the Brooklyn Americans. The exhibit tells the tale of the time Brooklynites experienced the heartbreak Read More →

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  Beautiful warm weather on the last weekend of summer brought great community spirit to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the annual Kite Festival. Hundreds of adults and children filled the waterfront of Pier 1, families spreading back as far as the face painting booths at the top of the park lawn. A variety of colorful 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 →