State Sen. Eric Adams (D–Flatbush) won the election to replace beloved Borough President Markowitz with more than 90 percent of the vote. We sat with the president-elect to talk about Marty’s broad-if-not-long shadow, and find out some of his plans for the office in the first of a monthly check-in with Adams: “The President on line one.” Comment.
The zoo just introduced its newest residents — twin red panda cubs — and we will be gosh-darned if they are not just the cutest things we have seen all year. Since the basset hound meet-up, anway. Comment.
Carvel Crossman has been the best scorer on the Grand Street boy’s soccer team all season, so it was no shock that his goal gave the team its first city title. The only surprise was that he didn’t score earlier. Comment.
Brooklyn’s only military base celebrated the change of command with a traditional ceremony on Nov. 7 — putting the battalion in the hands of an all-female leadership team for the first time in more than five years. Comment.
An indie rock musician shot and killed nearly all of the members of a Williamsburg dance-punk band from Iran before turning the gun on himself at the band’s practice space and apartment early on Monday morning, cops said. Comment.
Beer importer Ed Raven is putting the final touches on a new Greenpoint brewpub and restaurant, which he has dubbed Dirk the Norseman after Greenpoint’s first colonial landowner, to highlight the brews he brings ashore to North Brooklyn. Comment.
Veterans Day didn’t begin until after the weekend, but Brooklyn couldn’t wait for Monday to honor it’s beloved veterans, as servicemen and school kids gathered under the Star-Spangled Banner to hear tales of bravery and sacrifice, and reflect on the price of American freedom. Comments (1).
Big Bill DeBlasio is the first mayor to call Brooklyn home since tiny Abe Beame sat in City Hall for one term from 1973 to 1977. The most noticeable difference between the two is clearly height, but how do the two stack up otherwise? Find out in this week’s breakdown. Comment.