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Frank Bradford of the Nassau-Suffolk Horseman’s Association performs a demonstration. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Prospect Park horse parade taps into Brooklyn’s equestrian roots

July 2 | Paul Frangipane

Joggers and cyclists cocked their heads in Prospect Park on Saturday when a line of horses trotted past them. The four-legged animals were marching in Brooklyn’s first equestrian rally since the 1930s. The parade was one of the first steps at promoting the re-invigoration of Prospect Park’s once-rich equestrian culture, helmed by John Quadrozzi Jr. […]

The Brooklyn Eagle and the ASPCA sponsored the Dog & Horse Parade during Brooklyn’s famous equestrian past. Shown: This parade, in June, 1935, included 500 dogs, 252 horses and a goat. Courtesy Dog & Horse Parade Collection, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library

Historic horse parade returns to Brooklyn this Saturday

June 28 | Mary Frost

Brooklyn’s equestrian past included carriage drives and bridle paths, horse shows and parades. This Saturday, horse fanciers are making a “small first shot” at returning the grand tradition of the horse parade to Prospect Park, thanks to Brooklyn industrialist and horse fancier John Quadrozzi Jr. The Prospect Park Equine Rally “will celebrate the revival of […]

Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House was constructed before 1641. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

This Brooklyn farmhouse is the oldest building in New York

June 3 | Lore Croghan

The first time you see a Dutch farmhouse in a Brooklyn neighborhood, you might think you’re hallucinating. What are these magical houses doing in this ever-changing, development-obsessed borough? They look like illustrations in a history book, with a modern modification here and there. One of Brooklyn’s Dutch farmhouses was built in the 1600s and is […]

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