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 →

A Community Board 2 committee is scheduled to review a liquor license for a planned rooftop terrace lounge atop the storied Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights on Jan. 6. Rendering courtesy of Gwathmey, Siegel, Kaufman and Associates Architects

The return of a lounge to the rooftop terrace of the storied Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights is inching ahead with a liquor license review before a Community Board 2 committee scheduled for Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. __________ UPDATE: The Jan. 6 license review has been postponed, according to CB2. Check back for details Read More →

A large crowd gathered in Cobble Hill Thursday night to hear the latest about the development of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). Photos by Mary Frost

“The community does not support this ULURP proposal— and neither do I,” said Councilmember Brad Lander at Thursday night’s fall meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA). The crowded auditorium at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill erupted in applause as Lander said he would work against developer Fortis’ higher-density ULURP (Unified Land Use Review Procedure) Read More →