Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Photo by Cody Brooks

Also discusses crime near Brooklyn Bridge Park, gang shooting in DUMBO Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, a former Brooklyn Heights resident, was the featured speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting Wednesday night at St. Francis College. Thompson, who heads the largest DA’s office in the city and arguably the third-largest in the Read More →

The Brooklyn Heights Association and the preservationist group Save The View Now argued in court on Thursday that a section of the Pierhouse penthouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park (shown above to the left) juts into the protected Scenic View District and should be trimmed. Photo by Mary Frost

The Brooklyn Heights Association(BHA) and the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) were in state Supreme Court again on Thursday to argue that a section of the Pierhouse hotel/residential complex under construction at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park juts into the protected Scenic View District, and that SV-1 zoning rules have been incorrectly applied. The SV-1 Read More →

(Left to right) A member of Congregation B’nai Avraham, Borough President Eric Adams, Rabbi Aaron Raskin, Father John Lardas of the Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen and attorney Sanford Rubenstein were among those who took part in Raskin’s march against violence in Brooklyn Heights on Friday. Photos by Mary Frost

The prominent rabbi who was attacked on a Brooklyn Heights street Jan. 31 was joined by community members, clergy — and even members of Curtis Sliwa’s Guardian Angels — at a rally and march Friday morning. Rabbi Aaron Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham, an Orthodox synagogue on Remsen St., called for more police Read More →

The original Bossert Marine Roof Supper Club, where the elite dined and danced. Brooklyn Eagle archive photos

Howe’s Brooklyn: Memories of the Bossert Hotel The imminent return of the Bossert Hotel brings back recent memories of the 1970s, when there were still eight hotels operating within the small historic district called Brooklyn Heights. That included the Bossert itself, which was operated by an elegant, old-world European who struggled to retain the dignity of the Read More →

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 →

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. Photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the contentious issue of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. According to the group Love Brooklyn Libraries (LBL), Borough Hall removed the item from the Board’s agenda after a meeting between Andrew Gournardes, counsel to Borough President Eric Read More →

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 →