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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 February 12

Good morning. Today is the 43rd day of the year. On this day in 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that when Charles F. Smith, the son of the publisher of the Flushing Times in Queens, was taken to court for passing forged checks, his troubles had just begun. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 11

Good morning. Today is the 42nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 10

Good morning. Today is the 41st day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 7

Good morning. Today is the 38th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 6

Good morning. Today is the 37th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 6, 1860, reported on the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher’s mock slave auction at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 5

Good morning. Today is the 36th day of the year. On the day in 1914, the Brooklyn Public Library’s trustees proposed a deal by which the system would be absorbed into the New York Public Library if Brooklyn were allowed to have half the number of trustees. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 4

Good morning. Today is the 35th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Feb. 4, 1902, reported that “there should be good skating on the lake in Prospect Park this afternoon and evening. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society announces greater access to its famed archives

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The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), which holds the most extensive collections of Brooklyn-based materials in the world, has announced two new ways for educators and the general public to access its archives and collections. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 30

Good morning. Today is the 30th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 30, 1881, carried an article about the custom of sending valentines. Everywhere you went in Brooklyn in those days, the unnamed Eagle writer said, you saw Cupids and hearts in store windows. … Full Article

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