New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn, is home to nearly 2.6 million residents. If Brooklyn were an independent city it would be the fourth largest city in the United States. While Brooklyn has become the epitome of ‘cool and hip’ in recent years, for those that were born here, raised families here and improved communities over the years, Brooklyn has never been ‘uncool’.

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New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

November 12 | Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press

A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. Since mid-October, NYPD officers have shot five people, killing four of them — a torrent that left department veterans struggling to recall […]

Here’s a lovely snippet of lawn behind Spitzer Enterprises’ new South Williamsburg towers. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Brooklyn Today: Wegmans spurs job growth at Navy Yard

November 12 | Brooklyn Today

THE LEDE: Good morning! The high-profile opening of the 74,000-square-foot Wegmans supermarket at the Brooklyn Navy Yard assisted in a record-breaking year for job placements at the employment center run by the Navy Yard’s Development Corporation. Think there’s something we should cover? Let us know. Also, if you like what we’re doing, tell a friend, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.     […]

MILESTONES: November 12, birthdays for Neil Young, Tonya Harding, Anne Hathaway

November 12 | Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actress Anne Hathaway, who was born in 1982; actor Ryan Gosling, who was born in 1980; basketball player Russell Westbrook, who was born in 1988; singer-songwriter Neil Young, who was born in 1945; former figure skater Tonya Harding, who was born in 1970; actress, comedian and singer Megan […]

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