Brooklyn (NYC) Category

April 10, 2019

Critic’s Notebook: It’s a Crumbling Road to Despair. Can New York Fix the B.Q.E.?

There are a number of promising plans to repair the detested Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. But solving the problem will take an act of collective will.

April 3, 2019

Spared From the Shredder (for Now): ‘Priceless’ Bank Records of Old New York

A bank is cleaning out its basement in Brooklyn. Archivists want to save a trove of Bowery Savings Bank papers from destruction.

April 1, 2019

A Former Detective Accused of Framing 8 People for Murder Is Confronted in Court

Louis Scarcella was once a rock-star detective in Brooklyn’s most crime-ridden precincts. In court, he faced men he put in prison who were later exonerated.