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The only parade in the city on Brooklyn-Queens Day kept to a single city block in southern Bushwick. Eagle photo by Jeffery Harrell

New York’s only remaining Brooklyn-Queens Day parade

June 6 | Jeffery Harrell

Since New York public schools were out of session Thursday for Brooklyn-Queens Day, community leaders held a parade through Bushwick. The parade is a traditional holdover from the holiday’s 19th-century roots. Brooklyn-Queens Day parades were a borough-wide affair 100 years ago. But today, instead of marching down Bedford Avenue, the only parade in the city […]

Brooklyn Eagle reporter Mary Frost tries out one of the 1,000 rideshare mopeds being distributed across Brooklyn and Queens this week. Photo by Daniella Henry

Moped madness: Scooter-share company unleashes 1k rides on BK streets

May 29 | Mary Frost

Rideshare moped company Revel began distributing 1,000 street-legal electric vehicles across Brooklyn and Queens on Wednesday. After signing up, people who download the Revel app can locate a moped to ride using their phones. I, for one, jumped at the chance to try out the shiny new 180-pound wheels. The takeaway? This ride is fun […]

Antonio Reynoso announced in an email to supporters that he is running for Brooklyn Borough President in 2021. Eagle file photo by Andy Katz

City’s promise to invest in Bushwick rings hollow, community says

May 22 | Paul Stremple

Bushwick residents are souring on the city’s plan to rezone the neighborhood, with some local leaders claiming officials are trying to skirt commitments to make new investments in the community. Residents initiated the process to reshape the neighborhood to get ahead of a flood of development through drafting the Bushwick Community Plan. Their plan conceded […]

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