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Former Det. Louis Scarcella arrives at Brooklyn Supreme Court to testify in the hearing of Eliseo DeLeon. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

Disgraced detective’s influence puts 1995 murder case into question

June 20 | Noah Goldberg

A Brooklyn man looking to get his 1996 murder conviction overturned is hoping the fingerprints of disgraced former Det. Louis Scarcella on his case will help him get out of prison. Scarcella testified in Brooklyn Supreme Court Tuesday and Wednesday in the case of Eliseo DeLeon, who was convicted of the 1995 Clinton Hill murder […]

Brad Vogel (at left), Frances Scanlon and Gary Glazner went to a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday to call for designation for Walt Whitman’s house at 99 Ryerson St. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Whitmanites make surprise appearance at hearing to call for landmarking of poet’s house

June 4 | Lore Croghan

Preservation advocates made their case at a city Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing for landmarking poet Walt Whitman’s only still-existing New York City house — even though the property was not on the agenda. The group spoke out Tuesday during a hearing about six Manhattan and Staten Island properties that were significant to the LGBTQ+ civil […]

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 […]

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