Brooklyn Boro

The Brooklyn Eagle’s top stories of 2016

January 3, 2017 By Scott Enman Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This photo of the top of the Williamsburg Bridge was one of the Eagle’s most viewed photos of 2016. Photo by Steve Duncan
Share this:

Happy new year, Brooklyn! As we usher in 2017, the Brooklyn Eagle wanted to share with our readers the most widely read, viewed and shared articles, videos and photos of 2016.

This past year was monumental for Brooklyn in many ways. Over the last 12 months, America saw Hillary Clinton, who had her headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, become the first woman to be a major party’s nominee. The Democratic presidential nominee runner-up was Bernie Sanders, who was born in Midwood, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard played host to a heated debate between the two candidates.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Other important events in Kings County included the passing of renowned Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and the final city approval of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library, which will soon have a 36-story luxury building in its place and will forever change the Brooklyn skyline.

Other top headlines included the Jehovah’s Witnesses sale of their Brooklyn Heights headquarters at 25-30 Columbia Heights, the announcement of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $2.5 billion streetcar plan and the continuing controversy over the city’s plan to build two residential towers at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6.

In sports, the Islanders made a heroic run to the playoffs and won their first playoff series since 1993 on their home ice at Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Nets, on the other hand, ushered in the post-Billy King era and started a rebuilding phase with the signings of point guard Jeremy Lin, general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson.  

Lastly, the Eagle wants to sincerely thank all of our readers for their loyalty over this past year.


Top 10 Most-Read Articles:

  1. Gone Viral: Brooklyn Man’s Website Helps People Contact Electoral College Before Trump Vote

  2. Jehovah’s Witnesses Sell 124 Columbia Heights to Florida Panthers Owner Vincent Viola

  3. Here’s Everyone’s Favorite Street for Photos in DUMBO

  4. Democratic Debate at Brooklyn Navy Yard Will Be Closed to Public

  5. Jehovah’s Witnesses Put Former Brooklyn Heights Hotel Up for Sale

  6. A Closer Look at 107 Columbia Heights, Which the Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Selling

  7. Jared Kushner’s in a $340 Million Joint-Venture Purchase of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Headquarters

  8. Jehovah’s Witnesses Reach $700M Handshake Deal for Brooklyn Heights Plot

  9. Prominent Rabbi Attacked in Brooklyn Heights

  10. N Train Station Repairs Begin Jan 18

Top 10 Social Media Posts:

  1. Mysterious ‘House of Wax’ Bar Has Brooklyn Buzzing

  2. Mario Batali Visits The BookMark Shoppe

  3. Brooklyn Swears in Nation’s First Female Hasidic Judge

  4. Cuomo Signs Bill Seeking to Move NY to Popular Vote

  5. NY-Presbyterian Becomes ‘Active Parent’ of Park Slope’s NY-Methodist Hospital

  6. Gone Viral: Brooklyn Man’s Website Helps People Contact Electoral College Before Trump Vote

  7. After 35 Years, Cobble Hill’s BookCourt to Close

  8. Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, Brooklyn Officials and a Huge Crowd Denounce Hate Symbols in Adam Yauch Park

  9. Video: Eagle’s Visit to Hillary Clinton Call Center

  10. Video: Eagle Speaks with Cab Drivers Following 2016 Presidential Election

Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment