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There’s a legal battle over a redacted report about a redesign of Fort Greene Park. Rendering via the Landmarks Preservation Commission

FOIL fight over Fort Greene Park tree removal

April 5 | Lore Croghan

The Parks Department doesn’t have to give activists a full report about its redesign of Fort Greene Park — or produce a consultant’s contract to prove the agency is exempt from Freedom of Information Law obligations, a city attorney argued in an appeals court hearing on Thursday. The case of the Friends of Fort Greene […]

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 […]