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Members of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn were on hand at a recent gala dinner at historic Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan as writer Tim McGrath was honored for his literary contributions  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 2

Good morning. Today is the 214th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that New York City Controller Coler (no first name given) would decide where Brooklyn’s “Carnegie libraries” would be placed. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 1

Good morning. Today is the 214th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Aug. 1, 1902, carried an article about police arresting three men for making counterfeit coins on Hudson Avenue in Vinegar Hill. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 31

Good morning. Today is the 212th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an interview with Mayor Seth Low about his plans for rapid transit. He recommended that the Brooklyn Bridge be rebuilt to accommodate more elevated trains and more trolley cars. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 30

Good morning. Today is the 211th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 30, 1873, had an article focusing on the historic African-American area of Weeksville, part of today’s Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Full Article

Check out this 1918 Subway map!

Brooklyn Boro
As its “Map of the Month,” the Brooklyn Historical Society recently sent us a 1918 map of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) subway and elevated system. The BRT evolved into the better-known Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Co. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 29

Good morning. Today is the 210th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the Crescent Athletic Club in Brooklyn Heights had invited President Theodore Roosevelt to a tennis tournament it was hosting. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 26

Good morning. Today is the 207th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Bridge, which had been closed for several days after several of its suspender cables snapped, reopened after round-the-clock repairs. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 25

Good morning. Today is the 206th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 24

Good morning. Today is the 205th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 24, 1901 reported that the Police Department was making a renewed push for “decency” on the West End of Coney Island. Apparently the police had already made some headway. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 23

Good morning. Today is the 204th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 23, 1879, carried a short article about the Brighton Beach Racetrack, which was fairly new at the time. … Full Article

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