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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has a history of producing and distributing news that stretches back to its opening in October of 1841. Over 150 years later, the Eagle is a nineteenth century paper for a twenty-first century audience. We are forever committed to investigating all that defines the exquisitely unique and ever-changing culture of New York City's most popular borough.

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"Anything but a rubber stamp," said one side. "A pre-packaged behemoth of a deal," said the other.
07/19/2019
Lawyers trade barbs in 80 Flatbush upzoning case

"Anything but a rubber stamp," said one side. "A pre-packaged behemoth of a deal," said the other.

A Manhattan judge heard oral arguments on Friday in a case opposing 80 Flatbush Ave.’s upzoning.

"While our community needs affordable housing, no housing is affordable if you don’t have a job that pays a decent wag...
07/19/2019
New push to protect manufacturing districts from residential dev

"While our community needs affordable housing, no housing is affordable if you don’t have a job that pays a decent wage.”

A grassroots proposal for a new zoning model that could preserve manufacturing in districts where residential areas are becoming denser is gaining steam, with Borough President Eric Adams announcing support. The plan would require residential developments encroaching into manufacturing areas to incl...

Here's where you can see some art in Brooklyn this weekend.
07/19/2019
Red Hook art show features 100 artists in pre-war warehouse ravaged by Sandy

Here's where you can see some art in Brooklyn this weekend.

The work of 100 New York City artists will be on display for three weekends, starting Saturday, inside a historic 25,000-square-foot Red Hook warehouse. The seasonal pop-up is the brainchild of two of the city’s largest artist-run organizations — the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and Cha...

If this mustachioed, AirPods-wearing bandit crosses your path, let us know.
07/18/2019
Have you seen this pedestrian terror?

If this mustachioed, AirPods-wearing bandit crosses your path, let us know.

Although yes, it may just be Big Mouth character Andrew Glouberman.

07/18/2019

LISTEN: Where do we stand on the Brooklyn jail plan? CB2 District Manager Robert Perris gives insight into the board's "no" vote: http://ow.ly/vRpn50v3lxJ

The developers said the gym would provide "an amenity for residents and the community at large.” The two fitness cente...
07/18/2019
Atlantic Yards plan for luxury gym raises questions

The developers said the gym would provide "an amenity for residents and the community at large.”

The two fitness centers most likely to fill the space boast membership costs north of $2,000 per year.

A plan to build a 100,000-square-foot fitness center and field house has some crying foul.

Both the school year and the state’s legislative session ended without a decision on the fate of the much-debated test...
07/18/2019
What's next for the SHSAT?

Both the school year and the state’s legislative session ended without a decision on the fate of the much-debated test.

So now what?

"The long and short of it is that we’ll pick it back up in January."

El Chapo, ICE and Clifford the Big Red Dog http://ow.ly/giai50v4SaN
07/18/2019
Brooklyn Today: Brooklyn on edge after 6 ice raids

El Chapo, ICE and Clifford the Big Red Dog http://ow.ly/giai50v4SaN

THE LEDE: Good morning! As raids of undocumented immigrants continue throughout the city, fear is running high in immigrant communities across Brooklyn. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press conference Wednesday that there have been at least eight ICE raids throughout the city — six of which h...

Experts believe that El Chapo will likely end up at a federal “Supermax” facility in Florence, Colorado, known as th...
07/17/2019
El Chapo sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

Experts believe that El Chapo will likely end up at a federal “Supermax” facility in Florence, Colorado, known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

“My case was stained and you denied me a fair trial when the whole world was watching.”

The man who shot an FBI agent in December was found guilty of attempted murder after a weeklong trial and two days of ju...
07/17/2019
Canarsie man who shot FBI agent found guilty of attempted murder

The man who shot an FBI agent in December was found guilty of attempted murder after a weeklong trial and two days of jury deliberations.

A federal jury in Brooklyn found a Canarsie man guilty of attempted murder in the broad daylight December shooting of an FBI agent.

There are a lot of points of view at play when it comes to the effort to close Rikers. We’ve broken it down for you: H...
07/16/2019
Closing Rikers: All the jails, all the demands

There are a lot of points of view at play when it comes to the effort to close Rikers.

We’ve broken it down for you: Here are the four plans, the major players and the stances they’ve taken.

Here's a breakdown.

ICE raids and ice cream wars brew in Brooklyn.
07/16/2019
Brooklyn Today: ICE attempts 2 raids in Sunset Park

ICE raids and ice cream wars brew in Brooklyn.

THE LEDE: Good morning! ICE officers attempted two raids on undocumented Brooklynites in Sunset Park Saturday, but neither resulted in arrests. The city had been prepping for potential raids since President Trump hinted that they would be coming to 10 cities across the country. But with media outlet...

“I don’t think the courts are for the tenants really,” one resident told the Eagle. “You can see it. It’s only...
07/15/2019
Bed-Stuy tenants fight to restore rent rights

“I don’t think the courts are for the tenants really,” one resident told the Eagle. “You can see it. It’s only for the landlords.”

The latest in a two-year battle to prevent the building's rent-stabilization status from being eliminated.

On a Sunday in Coffey Park, people are thinking about the nearby ICE raids, cigar shopping and Thelma & Louise — among...
07/15/2019
A Sunday in Coffey Park

On a Sunday in Coffey Park, people are thinking about the nearby ICE raids, cigar shopping and Thelma & Louise — among other things.

Meet the neighbors.

Neither raid resulted in an arrest, according to the Mayor’s Office of Immigration Affairs.
07/13/2019
ICE attempts two raids in Sunset Park

Neither raid resulted in an arrest, according to the Mayor’s Office of Immigration Affairs.

Two attempted raids on undocumented Brooklynites by federal immigration enforcement officers in Sunset Park were unsuccessful Saturday, according to sources and the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The city has been prepping for potential raids since President Trump and imm...

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