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A new Netflix show about dating in New York features five Brooklyn spots, including Lighthouse in Williamsburg. Photo courtesy of Lighthouse.

Netflix wants you to bring your first date to Brooklyn

March 19 | Sara Bosworth

Brooklyn is the perfect place for a first date — according to Netflix, that is. The streaming platform dropped a new series on Valentine’s Day this year called “Dating Around,” a slightly offbeat reality show about dating in the 21st century. The premise: one ambitious (and attractive) single person goes out on the exact same first […]

NYXL held a homecoming event where amateur New York players competed against the team’s professionals. Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane

ESports fans compete against their favorite team in Brooklyn

December 3 | By Paul Frangipane

In a pop-up shop on Atlantic Avenue on Friday night, more than 100 people crowded around dozens of computers to watch New York’s first official professional ESports franchise play competitive exhibition matches with its devout fans. New Yorkers decked themselves out in team gear to welcome home and compete against New York Excelsior (NYXL) of […]

NYXL during a past event. Photo courtesy of NYXL

ESports invades Brooklyn with Overwatch League’s New York Excelsior

November 30 | By Jaime DeJesus Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It is game on in Brooklyn! New York’s first official professional ESports franchise, New York Excelsior (NYXL) of the Overwatch League, is making its way to Brooklyn for competitive Overwatch tournaments, meet-and-greets with some of the country’s top gamers and merchandise sales. In Boerum Hill, the retail shop and gaming center opened by NYXL this […]