Rabbi Aaron Raskin is pictured at an event that took place in 2014. Eagle Photo by Francesca N. Tate

A prominent Orthodox rabbi was attacked on a Brooklyn Heights street this past Sunday evening, and community members say the incident fits into a pattern of crime on Joralemon Street. Rabbi Aaron Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham, an Orthodox synagogue on Remsen St., said he was approached from behind by five individuals and 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 →

The Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting a host of programs that honor the neighborhood’s half-century anniversary as a historic landmark. Shown: a view of Montague Street in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Nov. 23, 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of Brooklyn Heights’ designation as New York City’s first historic district. In 1965, before Brooklyn was the brand and borough it is today, its waterfront district was at risk of being razed. A dedicated group of community activists took action, arguing that the neighborhood they loved was of historical Read More →