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Nov. 1 marked the 100th anniversary of the Malbone Street wreck, the worst tragedy in New York City mass transit history. Photos courtesy of the New York Transit Museum

Ask, but don’t expect to receive: BP presses MTA for Malbone Street crash monument

May 14 | Raanan Geberer

After six months, the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office is still seeking a cost estimate from the MTA that will help it proceed with plans to install a permanent marker to commemorate the worst disaster in New York City transit history. The Malbone Street crash of 1918, which took place on a now-unused approach to the […]

Police officers are looking for a group of five men who have been wreaking havoc on parkgoers. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Police seek group of 5 in series of Prospect Park muggings

May 6 | Scott Enman

Police officers are looking for a group of five men who allegedly robbed and assaulted three people in a recent string of incidents in Prospect Park. In the first occasion on April 25, the group approached a 16-year-old boy near West Lake Drive and West Drive in the park, police say. They allegedly robbed the […]

Charles Battersby (second from right) poses with a group of cosplayers. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

The old and the new: How cosplayers are widening the scope of Sakura Matsuri

April 26 | Amanda D’Ambrosio

Visitors to Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri are likely to see Taiko drum performances, Japanese tea ceremonies and freshly-bloomed cherry blossoms. But festival-goers may also notice a crowd that knows how to dress for the occasion. Cosplayers in manga costumes — think Naruto or the Sailor Scouts — flock to Brooklyn for the event, […]

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