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High school students competing in the Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) games at NYU Tandon in Downtown Brooklyn. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

The world’s biggest student hacking contest hits 16 years in Brooklyn

November 15 | Mary Frost

The winners of the world’s biggest student hacking contest received cash prizes, scholarships and cyber cred, as the results were announced on Tuesday. The event brought hundreds of students to Downtown Brooklyn’s NYU Tandon School of Engineering last week, where crowds packed the gymnasium for the annual Cyber Security Awareness Week games. The collegiate competition […]

‘Unity’ by Hank Willis Thomas, installed last week at Tillary and Adams streets in Downtown Brooklyn, has been generating a lot of comments. Some of them are pretty surprising. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Artist behind Brooklyn’s new public sculpture baffled by ISIS comparisons

November 15 | Mary Frost

Brooklyn sculptor Hank Willis Thomas is scratching his head over recent claims that his striking new artwork, installed last week at Tillary and Adams streets in Downtown Brooklyn, has anything to do with Islamist symbolism or ISIS. The 22 1/2-foot-high bronze arm, topped by a single pointing finger pointing to the sky, is called “Unity.” […]

Freezing conditions at Brooklyn jail during season’s first cold snap

November 14 | Noah Goldberg

As temperatures dipped below freezing last Friday, incarcerated people on some floors at Brooklyn’s Downtown jail were left in the cold, moving around the lockup in their blankets, public defenders told the Brooklyn Eagle on Thursday. A prisoner at the city jail told Brooklyn Defender Services that there were open windows on some floors of […]

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