Finally, after all these years, the 1907 Brooklyn Daily Eagle BridgeCrush March is heard live by a 21st Century audience in Brooklyn Heights. Written at the turn of the last century by William E. Slafer, bandmaster of Slafer’s Brooklyn Marine Band, the ominously-titled march could have been simply paying homage to the daily ‘crush’ of..
Month: March 2014
Here’s a riddle that has, for some of us, a simple answer. A full-service hospital that loses money—and loses money big-time if run inefficiently—happens to sit on some prime real estate in Brooklyn. What should be done? The hospital site also borders two of the healthiest, wealthiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. There is a prime opportunity..
By Sam Howe, Brooklyn Daily Eagle All of New York knows the comforting, sonorous voice ofTom Stewart, the station announcer for Thirteen. But he is also a beloved fixture at home in Brooklyn Heights, where he lives a couple of octaves down from his wifeMaureen Kelley Stewart, an acclaimed cabaret singer. And, yes, as trained singers,..
By Sam Howe, Brooklyn Daily Eagle A friend who recently divorced now has evenings free and has been hoping to try an experiment. That is, to pay tribute to Brooklyn’s extraordinary BAM by dropping by every night, believing that SOMETHING interesting or inspiring will be offered. Said friend sent the following notes on BAM’s popular “Eat,..