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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

New push to protect manufacturing districts from residential dev

July 19 | Mary Frost

A grassroots proposal for a new zoning model that could preserve manufacturing in districts where residential areas are becoming denser is gaining steam, with Borough President Eric Adams announcing support. The plan would require residential developments encroaching into manufacturing areas to include light industrial, community facility or artisan “maker” uses. Brooklyn Community Board 8, which […]

Weeksville Heritage Center is the crown jewel of Weeksville the neighborhood. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Take a stroll through Weeksville (the neighborhood)

July 3 | Lore Croghan

Weeksville Heritage Center is a cultural jewel, a living reminder that an independent free black community thrived in pre-Civil War Brooklyn. Its landmarked houses, powerful witnesses to history, have been on my mind in recent weeks as the center’s executives carried out an emergency CrowdRise funding campaign to keep the Crown Heights museum open. The […]

Organizers with SOS Bed-Stuy marched from Herbert Von King Park to Restoration Plaza to mark the end of gun violence awareness month. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg

‘Bed-Stuy stay alive’: Brooklynites call for a shooting-free summer

July 1 | Noah Goldberg

Dozens of anti-gun violence activists marched through the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday to mourn the shooting of an 11-year-old Crown Heights boy whom doctors say may never walk again. The umbrella group Save our Streets Brooklyn (also called S.O.S. Brooklyn) — which includes S.O.S. Crown Heights and S.O.S. Bed-Stuy — organized the march, calling […]

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