Brooklyn bard Walt Whitman would feel right at home on the R train platform beneath Brooklyn Heights — “Mannahatta” is the name he used for Manhattan in his poetry. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Calling Walt Whitman! Somebody out there riding the rails sure loves ya, baby. Perhaps there’s a poetry-minded prankster out there thinking of you. Because a directional sign on a Court Street subway-station platform beneath Brooklyn Heights — the 19th-Century bard’s old stomping grounds — points the way to the train to “Mannahatta.” That’s the name Read More →

The owners of Pacific Green Gourmet Food are fighting to stay put at 151 Court St. in Cobble Hill. Photo by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate: Produce Purveyor Lawyers Up to Stay Put at Court Street Store Site By Lore Croghan Architects and engineers are filing construction plans with the city Buildings Department for J. Crew’s first Brooklyn store – while the popular Cobble Hill produce purveyor that’s the site’s current tenant has lawyered up and is Read More →