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Brooklyn Bridge visitors get an epic view of the Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian congestion eases after the holidays

January 9 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

You can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge again without fear of getting caught in a crush of humanity. Now that Christmas and New Year’s vacationers have left our city, the walkway on the famous East River span is no longer dangerously crowded. We strolled over the beloved bridge on sunny Sunday, Jan. 6. The temperature was […]

30 Front St. Photo via Google Maps

Fortis pays $91 Million for former Watchtower parking lot

December 21 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Fortis Property Group has closed on its purchase of 30 Front St., previously used as a parking lot, from the Jehovah’s Witnesses for $91 million. This was the last remaining property at the Witnesses’ former Brooklyn headquarters, according to The Real Deal. Fortis plans to build a 26-story apartment building on the site with 74 […]

In its bid for Amazon's HQ2, the city mocked up a sign where the Watchtower logo once loomed atop its former headquarters at the edge of Dumbo (Rendering courtesy of the NYC EDC)

Amazon in Brooklyn: Why the bid didn’t quite measure up

December 12 | By Norman Oder From The Bridge

Did Brooklyn ever really have a chance at winning the new Amazon campus? The Brooklyn Tech Triangle may have many assets, including residential space, creative companies, food, and educational institutions, but a comparison of the bids presented to the Seattle-based behemoth looking to house at least 25,000 workers shows that Long Island City, the company’s choice, had […]