Re-visiting Marine Park with Mark Chiusano


Memoir

Marine Park is one of those south Brooklyn neighborhoods that often gets overlooked. In his debut collection “Marine Park,” Mark Chiusano immortalized the spirit and the cast of characters that inhabit Brooklyn’s special southeastern marshland. While the collection was released in 2014, the street-smart and buoyant stories in 23-year-old Mark Chiusano’s “Marine Park” possess something […]

February 2, 2018

Prospect Park Cartoonist Releases Paperback of Graphic Novel


Art

“Adrian Tomine can draw, think, write and feel. He sees everything, he knows everything; he’s in your apartment, he’s on the subway, he’s in your dreams. He knows about aging baseball fans and delusional horticulturists, he knows hapless fathers and awkward nerd-girl stand-ups, he knows the single and the married, the mad and the sane, knows when to […]

February 1, 2018

The Invention of Ana


Fiction

Thirty-year-old author Mikkel Rosengaard grew up in Denmark, but has lived in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Bedstuy since 2010. “Can’t be much different, these two places,” he says. His debut novel, “The Invention of Ana”, is set primarily in Brooklyn, where the narrator’s life entangles with his subject, Ana. The novel will be […]

January 24, 2018

It Occurs to Me That I Am America


Non-fiction, Political Activism

“It Occurs to Me That I Am America” is a collaboration of authors and artists born in response to the 2016 election. Two of the book’s contributors, Bliss Broyard and Philip Gourevitch, are Brooklyn residents. They will both be speaking with the book’s editor Jonathan Santlofer, as well as contributors Anna Dunn, Elinor Lipman and […]

January 23, 2018

Art of Writing About Deaths Captured in Documentary


film

For many individuals, obituaries may be the only form of written biography left behind after death. However, as writer Margalit Fox says in the 2016 film “Obit”, “Obits have next to nothing to do with death and absolutely everything to do with life.” Director and producer duo Vanessa Gould and Caitlin Mae Burke created “Obit”, […]

December 26, 2017

Novel Centers On The Impact Of Gentrification In Brooklyn


Fiction

No matter how you feel about gentrification, there is no denying that it has touched nearly every corner of Brooklyn and is changing the look of some of the most historic neighborhoods. Fort Greene native, Naima Coster has a deeply personal understanding of the impact of gentrification on long-time residents. The author, who currently teaches […]

December 20, 2017

“Brooklyn’s Sweet Ruin”


Art, Events, History

When it was rebuilt in 1883, the Domino Sugar Refinery was the largest in the world. That year, the Brooklyn Eagle described the new facility as “colossal”. At its peak, the factory processed one third of all of the sugar consumed in a year in the United States, and one eighth of all the sugar […]

December 13, 2017

Jill Eisenstadt’s New Novel Revisits the Rockaways


Fiction, Humor

The Rockaways are part of an important network of diverse habitats, and serve the ever-important role of adding a protective buffer for Brooklyn’s coastal areas.   They also happen to be the setting for Brooklyn resident Jill Eisenstadt’s newest book, Swell. The book includes some of the characters of her debut novel, From Rockaway, which […]

December 11, 2017

Litost: An Evening of Music & Reading


Events

Litost is an untranslatable Czeck word. Its first syllable, which is long and stressed, sounds like the wail of an abandoned dog. As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.” […]

December 8, 2017

Hilarious Book Examines Adulting In The Internet Age


Humor

In an age of online streaming, drunk texting, bottomless brunching, internet dating, immediate car-sharing, and so much more, the minutia of our daily lives is on display for leering eyes. Now in What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives, Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman give adults a healthy dose of humor disguised in a children’s […]

November 14, 2017

The Independent Bookstore Revival In Brooklyn


Featured, Profiles

By Natasha Soto Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle If forecasts had been correct, the independent bookstore would have been dead by now. First, they were supposed to be out-competed by large commercial retailers like Barnes and Noble, then made obsolete by e-books and finally dealt a deathblow by Amazon and other e-commerce sites. Instead, […]

November 9, 2017

New Book Provides Historical Perspective On Jewish Culture In New York City


History, Non-fiction

Jewish immigrants transformed New York. They built its clothing industry, expanded its commercial reach, and constructed huge swaths of apartment buildings. New York Jews helped to make the city the center of the nation’s publishing industry, also shaping commercial entertainment and contributing mightily to urban musical cultures. New York Jews have influenced both the city […]

November 8, 2017