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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 […]

325 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg. Photo by Chase Brush.

Demands for racial impact studies grow amid de Blasio rezonings

March 19 | By Chase Brush Special to the Brooklyn Eagle

Tommy Torres is used to watching friends and families move away from the State Assembly’s 53rd district, encompassing Williamsburg and Bushwick. It’s an exodus that the Democratic district leader says has taken place little by little over the last few decades, as rising rents and rapid development slowly rendered the neighborhood unaffordable to longtime residents. […]

Brooklyn delegation gets $5 million for Woodhull Hospital

March 14 | Paula Katinas

A busy Brooklyn hospital will be getting a $5 million upgrade that will include an expansion of its emergency department, the City Council’s Brooklyn delegation announced on Tuesday. The Brooklyn delegation, co-chaired by Councilmembers Mark Treyger and Antonio Reynoso, secured $5 million in funding to pay for renovations at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, a 388-bed […]