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BPL celebrates 100th anniversary of newly-renovated Stone Avenue Library

Brownsville
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) celebrated the 100th anniversary of Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville on Monday, as well as the branch’s new renovations completed in partnership with the NYC Department of Design and Construction's See ChangeNYC initiative and Council Member Darlene Mealy. … Full Article
 

Easter egg hunts in Brooklyn Heights and East Flatbush on Saturday

Brooklyn Heights
Little bunnies and their families should bring their Easter baskets to Brooklyn Heights or East Flatbush on Saturday, April 19 to gather eggs to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring. … Full Article
 

City Parks Foundation offers free yoga lessons for seniors

Marine Park
Senior citizens will be doing the sun salutations in the great outdoors this spring, thanks to a popular fitness program sponsored by the City Parks Foundation. … Full Article
 

Home safe? Push to landmark Jackie Robinson’s Flatbush house

East Flatbush
City councilmember Jumaane Williams (D - Flatbush, East Flatbush) is taking another whack at getting the East Flatbush home of baseball legend Jackie Robinson designated as a city landmark. … Full Article
 

Shovels hit the ground for affordable housing in East New York

East New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday joined developers and community members to break ground on a major new project in East New York that will create hundreds of apartments of affordable housing and space for community organizations. … Full Article
 

Colton calls on parents to be pre-k ‘watchdogs’

Gravesend
The state’s ambitious, $300 million universal pre-kindergarten program needs more than money to make it work, according to one Brooklyn lawmaker. … Full Article
 

Another Brooklyn school engulfed in sex scandal

East Flatbush
Officials at Brooklyn’s P.S. 219 mishandled an 11-year-old’s complaint of sexual abuse, a report by NYC’s Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) revealed.  … Full Article
 

Mill Basin, the 'Modern Menace'

Mill Basin
Big? Yes. Tasteful? Not so much. “I have seen some really ugly houses in Mill Basin,” a commenter, Alfonce, said in a brooklyneagle.com posting. … Full Article
 

Progress seen on NYCHA repairs in East Brooklyn

East New York
Mary Smith had one problem, and then she had several. The heating in her living room at the Fiorentino Plaza Houses in East New York conked out about three years ago. Then her hot water went. She began hauling pots of hot water from the stove to her bathroom to bathe. … Full Article
 

Colton in no hurry to make endorsement in Recchia-Grimm race

Gravesend
A pox on both your houses! That appeared to sum up the sentiments of Bill Colton, the influential southern Brooklyn assemblyman who has not yet made an endorsement in the heated race for the 11th Congressional District and is in no hurry to back a candidate. … Full Article
 

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