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Brooklyn Today for May 7

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 127th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of May 7, 1860, carried an article titled, “A Glance Backwards at Brooklyn 60 Years Ago.”  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 6

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 126th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of May 6, 1902, reported that “the battle of the ash barrels is being fought all over Brooklyn.” These barrels were filled not only with ashes, but with paper.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 3

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 123rd day of the year. On this day in 1896, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published a “Map of the Brooklyn and New York Area.” Interestingly, only railroads and elevated lines were shown on the map, not roads. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 2

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 122nd day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 1

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 121st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of May 1, 1902, carried a small item with the headline, “Did You Move Today? Let Your Friends Know Through The Eagle.” In those days, only a minority of people had telephones and, of course, email was non-existent. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 30

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 120th day of the year. On this day in 1892, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on a protest meeting by African-American parents against the exclusion of their children from a new public school, P.S. 68 on Bergen Street and Schenectady Avenue. … Full Article

Once again Lower Manhattan, bathed in lights, is very much alive

New York City
The Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center and the lower Manhattan skyline are reflected in the East River in this photo taken from Brooklyn Heights taken in April.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 29

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 119th day of the year. On this day in 1868, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried what is acknowledged to be the earliest known report in the United States on dwarf trees, also known as bonsai trees. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 26

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 116th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of April 26, 1899, reported that the U.S. Navy’s North Atlantic Squadron, which had been cruising in the West Indies for several months, was headed to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for repairs and a general overhaul. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 25

Good morning. Today is the 115th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 25, 1902, reported on a “parlor car romance” that led to marriage. … Full Article

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