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Brooklyn Today for July 16

Good morning. Today is the 197th day of the year. On July 16, 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that “well-known Brooklyn actress” Henrietta Levy had purchased two buildings at 15 and 17 Willoughby St. with the intention of remodeling them into a theater. The Eagle described Ms. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 15

Good morning. Today is the 196th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 15, 1901, published a feature article about vice in Coney Island and the almost complete lack of police enforcement. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 12

Good morning. Today is the 193rd day of the year. Now and then, you hear about a type of business that has long since become obsolete. … Full Article

Green-Wood Cemetery has 2,000 Civil War vets in unmarked graves

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Thousands of Civil War veterans are buried in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, but an estimated 2,000 of them are resting in unmarked graves, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who said something should be done to give these heroes the posthumous recognition they deserve. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 11

Good morning. Today is the 192rd day of the year. On this day in 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that a member of a “check-raising gang” that traveled the country was arraigned at the Brooklyn courthouse on Adams Street. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for July 10

Good morning. Today is the 191st day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 9

Good morning. Today is the 190th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that “Pool Rooms Flourish in Full View of Police Station.” In 1902, a “pool room” didn’t mean a place where one played billiards. It basically meant an illegal off-track betting parlor. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 8

Good morning. Today is the 189th day of the year. On this day in 1902, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a well-dressed woman jumped off a Brooklyn-bound ferryboat soon after it left its dock on East 23rd Street in Manhattan. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 5

Good morning. Today is the 186th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for July 3

Good morning. Today is the 185th day of the year. On July 3, 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the parents of Christina Doran, a mentally ill girl, had kept her in a filthy cage for two years at the family’s home at 1905 Atlantic Ave.  … Full Article

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