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July 20, 2019
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Lethem Criticizes Changed Brooklyn
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-04-2012

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, famed Brooklyn author, who recently moved to California to teach at Pomona College, says Brooklyn has “been made blander, a little more accessible and it’s taken over the world.” However, he {read more...}

Brooklyn Senior Rachel Walfish Turns 101
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-23-2011

BENSONHURST — As Rachel Walfish celebrated her 101st birthday, she was serenaded by an international group of friends, heralded by local politicians and celebrated by dozens of fans. And the site of the soiree was the Metropolitan Jewish Health Service Adult Day Health Center on 16th Avenue in Bensonhurst. Borough President Marty Markowitz, state Senator Martin Golden and other officials sent their regards.

Walfish was born in Poland in 1910 and became a skilled seamstress. She married in 1938 and escaped {read more...}

Neighbors, Family Mourn Heights Ad Executive Killed in Tragic Elevator Accident
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-15-2011

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Friends and family gathered Thursday at the State Street brownstone that was the home of Suzanne Hart, the advertising executive who was killed Wednesday in a tragic elevator accident at her Madison Avenue office building.

She became caught as its doors were closing and was dragged as it shot upward, crushing her to death between floors. Two other people who got on just before looked on in horror as she was killed.

She and her boyfriend, Chris Dickson, {read more...}

National Science Foundation Awards Grants to Three City Tech Physicists
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-14-2011

College Establishes Center for Theoretical Physics

BROOKLYN — In a triple play unprecedented at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), the National Science Foundation has awarded individual research grants to three professors in the Physics Department.

Assistant Professor Andrea Ferroglia received his first NSF grant, while Professor Justin Vazquez-Poritz received additional funding for his current project (“Constraining Gravity Dual Models of Strongly Coupled Plasmas”) and Professor Giovanni Ossola received a second NSF grant for his research “Automated Computation of {read more...}

Idyllic Years of Childhood In Prewar Brooklyn Heights
by Henrik Krogius (, published online 12-14-2011

By Henrik Krogius

Upstairs/Downstairs keeps exerting an appeal. To be fully middle class was to have a live-in maid. A rung above that meant having two or more servants. Alice Davidson Outwater, growing up in Brooklyn Heights before World War II, enjoyed both comfort and glimpses into the lives of servants, as she tells in 82 Remsen Street, a collection of reminiscences that were published in monthly installments by the Brooklyn Heights Press before and after the turn of the millennium.

The {read more...}

Park Slope’s ‘Batman’ Responds to Crime Wave
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-12-2011

By Aimee Kuvadia
Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle

SOUTH SLOPE — It was another dark, blustery night in Brooklyn as Iliana Inocencio, 23, got off the R train at Prospect Avenue to walk to her apartment three blocks away. Ordinarily, she would have been hurrying home with her purse clutched tightly to her chest. But on Tuesday night, her handbag swung freely on her arm as she ambled home.

Inocencio felt at ease because Jay “Rocket” Ruiz, 46, had been waiting for {read more...}

From Boardwalk Boards to Christmas Clocks
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-09-2011

Brooklyn artist Nicola Armster, shown here, looks through her wares to find the perfect gift for a customer at her Union Square Christmas market booth. She is half of the Clinton Hill duo “Nicola and the Newfoundlander,” green artists who sell affordable gifts made from reclaimed wood, such as clocks, coasters and planters, as well as Alternative Earth apparel with their own designs. Some of {read more...}

Williamsburg Resident Presented With Red Cross Disaster Award
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-09-2011

WILLIAMSBURG — At the 2011 Greater NY Red Cross Volunteer Recognition Event and Awards Ceremony held in Manhattan on Dec. 1, Red Cross volunteer and Williamsburg resident Frank Nauer received the Disaster Planning and Response Award, which recognizes an exceptional emergency services volunteer.

Nauer joined the Red Cross shortly after 9/11 and in the 10 years {read more...}

Jewish Museum, Author Sendak Create Exhibit
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 11-30-2011

Manhattan’s Jewish Museum has invited Brooklyn-born children’s author Maurice Sendak to rummage through its collection and choose menorahs for a Hanukkah exhibit. The exhibit opens Friday and features 33 menorahs chosen by Sendak. Also included are original drawings from Sendak’s {read more...}

Brooklyn Photo Historian Has Two New Books
by Harold Egeln (, published online 11-22-2011

Merlis Tells of Finding FDR Motorcycle Pictures

By Harold Egeln
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BAY RIDGE — Brooklyn has its own version of a history detective, a Sherlock Holmes in an endless search for vintage borough photographs.

Brian Merlis, the prolific photo-history book producer, recently transfixed history buffs with his story of discovering photos of President Franklin Roosevelt in a motorcade on its way to the newly opened Brooklyn College in 1936.

“I went to a tag sale in Flatlands and was told to search {read more...}

Book by City Tech Professor Explores Personal Issues
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 11-21-2011

Inspired by Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, Others

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — “I wanted to use this book to convey that ‘unsteadiness’ is normal and can lend itself to self-discovery and limitless creativity.”

So says Monique Ferrell about her new book, Unsteady, a collection of poems and dramatic monologues just published by NYQ Books. The 24 pieces in the collection {read more...}

Still There After Crackdown
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 11-16-2011

Brooklyn resident Lauren Belski, 31, reads in a newly tent-free Zuccotti Park early Wednesday morning. Crackdowns against the Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country reached the epicenter of the movement Tuesday, when police rousted protesters from the small park. Belski is a graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA Program and has her own web site.

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Questions? Comments? Sound off to the
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Brooklyn Resident Receives Highest Honor From Rheumatology Association
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 11-15-2011

BROOKLYN — The Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), a division of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), has awarded its highest honor, the ARHP Lifetime Achievement Award, to Laura Robbins, DSW, of Park Slope.

Robbins is senior vice president of education and academic affairs and associate scientist at the Hospital for Special {read more...}

St. Francis College Profs Appear On Religious TV Channel
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 11-15-2011

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — St. Francis Fine Arts Professor Dr. Francis Greene will trace the changing artistic representations of Jesus throughout history as part of the newest episode of Mysteries of the Church, a documentary show on NET cable TV (not {read more...}

Brooklyn Historian Ponders ‘Pieces of the Game’ in Life
by Harold Egeln (, published online 11-10-2011

New Book of Stories, Poems By Scarpa of Bay Ridge

By Harold Egeln
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BAY RIDGE — Ghosts in Bay Ridge, a pope telling jokes, bus trips that are adventures and a strange journey to the Alps are among tales told in Pieces of the Game, the newly published book by Bay Ridge historian Peter Scarpa.

“I had lots of fun putting it together,” said Scarpa, in a chance conversation with this reporter while on the B70 bus on Third Avenue recently. {read more...}



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