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The Old Stone House, a key site during the Battle of Brooklyn, is the jewel of present-day Fifth Avenue in Park Slope.

Ask a historian: Why is Washington Park Street far from Washington Park?

March 21 | John B. Manbeck Special to the Brooklyn Eagle

John from Fort Greene asked:  While driving past the eastern side of Fort Greene Park, I spotted a street sign: Washington Park Street. I thought Washington Park was in Park Slope. Was it moved? It’s complicated. George Washington, the father of our country, was idolized with his name bestowed on streets, parks, a mountain, a […]

This is an aerial view of the 142-150 South Portland Ave. design. Rendering via the Department of City Planning

Fort Greene high-rise opponents have their day in court

March 20 | Lore Croghan

The city violated the law in rezoning a Fort Greene development site, a lawyer for neighborhood residents argued before a judge on March 19 in a court case that could have implications for development projects around the city. This case is significant because it challenges a trend of developers easily winning the City Planning Commission’s […]

An R train pulls into the 59th Street station. Eagle file photo.

Faster trains at 50 stations, says MTA

March 11 | Paula Katinas

The borough’s subway system is getting faster, according to MTA New York City Transit. The state authority issued a report on March 8 showing that since the late summer 2018, a committee overseeing the Save Safe Seconds Campaign approved faster speeds at 100 subway stations. To date, more than 50 subway stations have faster trains, according […]