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The City Council approved upzoning for 80 Flatbush Ave. last year. Rendering by Alloy Development/Luxigon

Boerum Hill residents stage court battle against 80 Flatbush upzoning

July 11 | Lore Croghan

The City Council’s decision to upzone a slice of Boerum Hill for skyscraper development is long past, but a group of neighborhood residents continues to fight the verdict. The 400 & 500 State Street Block Association and several members of its steering committee are seeking the annulment of the 2018 rezoning of 80 Flatbush Ave. […]

Brooklyn’s Bastille Day celebration this Sunday will bring French food, music and an internationally famous pétanque tournament (shown above) to Smith Street in Boerum Hill this Sunday, July 15. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Smith Street preps for America’s biggest French festival

July 11 | Mary Frost

Vive la Révolution! More than 20,000 Francophiles are expected to invade Smith Street in Boerum Hill this Sunday, July 15, to celebrate Bastille Day. The 16th annual Smith Street Provence Festival and Pétanque Tournament brings French food, music and culture to the fête, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event marks the […]

Members of the City Planning Commission. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

Low turnout at first public hearing on full plan for borough-based jails

July 10 | Noah Goldberg

The city hosted the first public hearing on all four jails proposed as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s borough-based jail plan on Wednesday, failing to fill an auditorium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice during the early Wednesday morning hearing. With recommendations submitted from all four borough presidents from the boroughs in question […]

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