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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Amazon’s about-face will hit Greenpoint developers, but it’s not a knockout punch

February 15 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Greenpoint landlords may miss out on long-term profits because Amazon’s not coming to Long Island City — but it won’t be the end of the world. “For Greenpoint, Amazon was the cherry on top,” Mike Salvatico, an associate broker at Marcus and Millichap, told the Brooklyn Eagle. The behemoth company had planned to use nearly […]

Brooklyn rapper, gang leader Ra Diggs loses appeal in murder, drug case

February 15 | By David Brand Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A federal court of appeals on Friday upheld the conviction of Brooklyn gang leader Ronald “Ra Diggs” Herron, who ruled the drug trade at two Brooklyn public housing projects and allegedly described real-life murders in his rap lyrics. Herron appealed his 2014 conviction on the grounds that “music and promotional videos related to his rap […]

Black History Month award named after Justice Thompson at Appellate Division ceremony

February 15 | By Hannah Grossman Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, held a Black History Month ceremony on Wednesday that also served as another memorial for the late Justice William C. Thompson, a pioneer politician and judge who fought in the segregated “Buffalo Soldiers” unit during WWII. Thompson earned a Purple Heart for his time in the Buffalo Soldiers unit. […]