Welcome to the Brooklynites In Florida Blog Site.

Read our New Blog Series:
The Roebling Footprints in Florida:
The Genius & Generosity of Donald Roebling                          (with a little eccentricity)
By Palmer Hasty

Part 1

Donald Roebling
Donald Roebling

Donald Roebling’s great grandfather, John A. Roebling, is well known around the world, especially in Brooklyn, because of course, he designed the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Although the history of the Roebling family is familiar territory in Brooklyn, for those who are not as familiar with the Roeblings, we will quickly recount some highlights leading up to John A. Roebling II and his son Donald Roebling’s important footprints in Florida.
(Click here to read the Ongoing Blog Series)

New Gallery: Brooklyn Brownstones in Orlando

Also check out our recent Feature Interviews:

Peter Della Roca; Owner of Parmesan Pete's and Peter's Cuisine in Naples, Florida.

Brooklynites In Florida
Peter Della Rocca
Italian Chef in Naples, Florida, who carries on a family tradition of Italian cooking from Brooklyn since the 1890s.



Alan B. Miller: CEO of Universal Health Services.

All Roads Lead to Brooklyn
Alan B. Miller
: From delivering telegrams on a bicycle at 20 cents apiece in Crown Heights to building a Fortune 500 Health Care Company.


Earlier Feature Interviews

Inside JIM MALONE INTERVIEWJim Malone is a Brooklyn artist and designer living in Green Pointe, Brooklyn.  Mr. Malone builds beautiful furniture from slabs of Heart Pine he purchases from defunct bowling lanes.



GREG KEHOEGreg Kehoe is a Brooklyn native living in Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Kehoe is a world renown prosecutor and was hand picked by the President George W. Bush  to prosecute Saddam Hussein.



This Brooklyn Eagle blog site began by featuring just Brooklyn natives living and working in Florida, and we have expanded to include Brooklyn natives living everywhere around the world. The site features blog entries and interviews with primarily Brooklyn natives, as well as people with distinct connections to Brooklyn. To read the individual Blogs please click on the Blog page. To read the Feature Interviews with successful Brooklyn natives in Florida and Around the World, please click on Sunshine Connections or All Roads Lead Back to Brooklyn.


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