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Mapleton is full of handsome houses — for starters, these are on 63rd Street between 19th and 20th avenues. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Million-dollar home sales in Mapleton

August 16 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It’s a little bit Bensonhurst, a little bit Borough Park. And it’s got a stunning cemetery. Mapleton is one of those neighborhood names you don’t hear much, unless your kids attend PS 48, which is the Mapleton School, or you use the Mapleton branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. It is recognized as a specific […]

Washington Cemetery is an important Brooklyn graveyard. It was founded in the 1840s. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Washington Cemetery is a historic treasure

August 16 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Ten thousand fans rioted at her grave. Crowds at Washington Cemetery went wild at Brooklyn-born Hollywood actress Lilyan Tashman’s March 1934 burial. According to a United Press newswire account, 30 police officers formed a square around her grave to hold back a mob of mostly female fans. They came to bid farewell to the glamor […]