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In an FDNY Special Operations Task Force disaster training drill in Brooklyn last week, rescuers had to break through debris to rescue victims trapped in a tunnel. Photo credit: FDNY

I was ‘impaled’ on a Brooklyn train track

May 13 | Mary Frost

Last week, I lay on a freight train tunnel running below East New York, “impaled” by an iron pipe. Laying on my back in the black tunnel, it all felt real. Noises from far down the shaft echoed eerily, then faded. Members of FDNY’s Special Operations Task Force were in training for a full-scale disaster […]

The L train slowdown begins Friday night, and riders at Broadway Junction are prepping any way they can. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg.

L-train slowdown begins: Uber, alter or suck it up, East NY riders say

April 26 | Noah Goldberg

And so it begins. Far from the worlds of Williamsburg and Union Square, commuters who live near Broadway Junction are preparing for the start of the L-train slowdown. Starting Friday night, L trains will run every 20 minutes between Manhattan and Brooklyn and every 10 minutes in Brooklyn all nights and on the weekends, while […]

Funding will go toward building hiking and biking trails, waterfront access for kayaking. Renderings courtesy of Gov. Cuomo's office

Brooklyn’s new 407-acre Shirley Chisholm State Park to receive $20 million

April 25 | Scott Enman

A massive 407-acre park in East New York, the third largest in Brooklyn and the largest state park in New York City, will receive $20 million from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to build green space, community gardens and recreational centers. The new Shirley Chisholm State Park, named after the trailblazing former Brooklyn U.S. representative, is expected […]

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