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Sea Gate adrift after local politician’s corruption scandal

December 3 | Clifford Michel, THE CITY

This story was originally published on Dec. 3 by THE CITY.  Residents of Brooklyn’s Sea Gate say the state left their homeowners’ association marooned after a $500,000 state grant got washed away in a corruption scandal. They’ve been operating out of a pair of trailers for seven years since Superstorm Sandy destroyed the association’s office. Sea […]

Old-fashioned street lamps rise above the Coney Island Boardwalk’s plywood cover. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

LISTEN: Iconic, yet damaged: How the Coney Island Boardwalk fell into disrepair

September 12 | Brooklyn Eagle Podcast

Subscribe to Brooklyn this Week: iTunes Spotify Stitcher With its history of attracting the world to the shores of Brooklyn dating back to 1923, it only seemed fitting that the Riegelmann Boardwalk would be awarded scenic landmark designation in May 2018. But despite its new status, a technicality keeps the boardwalk’s broken areas from being […]

The Thunderbolt is named for Mike "Thunderbolt" Norton. Eagle photo by Ned Berke

Ask a historian: Did the Thunderbolt’s namesake once run a brothel?

July 16 | John B. Manbeck

Dennis from Sea Gate asks: Did Mike Norton [a New York politician of the late 19th-century Tammany Hall era] run a swanky brothel at Norton’s Point? Not swanky, but that doesn’t give him a clean bill of sale. Norton’s Point, today’s Sea Gate, evolved as one of the shadiest areas in rough old Coney Island. […]