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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

Brooklyn Today for July 22

Good morning. Today is the 203rd day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the demand for a second subway tunnel from Brooklyn to Manhattan. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 19

Good morning. Today is the 200th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 19, 1870, ran an article, titled “Changes of a Decade,” about how the area west of Prospect Park had improved during the previous 10 years. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 18

Good morning. Today is the 199th day of the year. The city’s recent heat wave isn’t anything new. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 18, 1900, revealed that during the past few days, the temperature had reached the high 90s. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 17

Good morning. Today is the 198th day of the year. On this day in 1902, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a new ice-delivery firm, P. W. … Full Article

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