'The Summer Before the War,' by Helen Simonson. (Random House)

Helen Simonson’s charming debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” was an instant New York Times bestseller, drawing the highest critical acclaim. Now, after five years of research and writing, Simonson – a resident of Brooklyn Heights – is releasing today her highly anticipated second novel “The Summer Before the War.” In an interview with the Brooklyn Eagle, Read More →

The triple cantilever of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). Eagle photos by Scott Enman

Famed traffic planner and former city official “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz told Brooklyn Paper Radio on Monday that the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s (BQE) half-mile triple cantilever section — which runs between Atlantic Avenue and the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Heights — is in need of major work. The BQE is a triple cantilever — meaning the Promenade, northbound highway Read More →

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia. Photos courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

On Wednesday, April 20, the Brooklyn Museum will host the sixth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball — its yearly fundraising gala celebrating Brooklyn’s creative community — honoring Brooklyn-based art-world influencers Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia. Those who attend the event will be the first to view a major new installation, “Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective, 1999-2016.” Music world Read More →