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City secures $25 million federal grant to repair Brooklyn Bridge’s famed towers

December 12 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The federal government has agreed to pay New York City $25 million toward a $337 million project to repair the Brooklyn Bridge’s approaches and towers. This is the first time such work will take place on the world-famous bridge’s Gothic arches, according to amNewYork. “At 135 years old, our world-renowned and beloved bridge needs a […]

DeKalb Market Hall. Eagle file photo

New Thai food restaurant coming to Downtown Brooklyn

December 12 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Jean Saesue and Ohm Suansilphong, the owners of Manhattan’s Fish Cheeks restaurant, are slated to open a casual Thai eatery within DeKalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday. The new food stall, known as Chicks Isan, will focus on Thai street foods and entrees from Thailand’s Isan region, which is bordered by Thailand, Laos […]

Protestors mass outside Long Island University on Flatbush Avenue. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Brooklyn MTA hearing on fare hikes attracts protest

December 11 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The second in a series of bad news tours for the MTA board opened at Long Island University Monday night as straphangers brought forth a myriad of issues to justify not raising transit fares. The transit authority began hosting public hearings around the city to get feedback on the two options for the next round […]