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The African-American baseball tradition in Brooklyn didn’t begin on this day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field. … Full Article

Dyker Heights hosts Independence Day Parade on Saturday

Dyker Heights
Thirteenth Avenue, the main shopping strip of Dyker Heights, will be the setting for a patriotic parade on June 29. The 108th Annual American Independence Day Parade will be held on 13th Avenue starting at noon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 27

Good morning. Today is the 179th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 27, 1902, reported that the state Senate passed a bill to appropriate $100,000 for a monument to the Revolutionary War prison ship martyrs in Fort Greene Park. That monument opened in 1908 and is still there. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 26

Good morning. Today is the 177th day of the year. On this day in 1901, four large Brooklyn department stores – Frederick Loeser, Journeay & Burnham, Abraham & Straus (today’s Macy’s on Fulton Street) and D. Matthews’ Sons, signed an agreement to close their stores at 7 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 25

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Good morning. Today is the 176th day of the year. On this day in 1963, the final edition of the second incarnation of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published. After the original Brooklyn Eagle went out of business in 1955, former comic-book publisher Robert W. … Full Article

Bay Ridge history buffs have a new leader

Bay Ridge
The Bay Ridge Historical Society, a group founded the same year the nation celebrated the Bicentennial, has started a new era with the election of a new president. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 24

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 175th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 24, 1901, reported that intense summer heat brought an unprecedented crowd of 100,000 people to Coney Island. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 21

Good morning. Today is the 172nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 21, 1900, carried an account of the Republican National Convention for that year. Once again, President William McKinley was nominated, but there was a new vice-presidential nominee: New Yorker Theodore Roosevelt. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 20

Good morning. Today is the 171st day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 19

Good morning. Today is the 170th day of the year. It is the birth anniversary of Brooklyn-born comedian Moe Hurwitz (Howard) of the Three Stooges. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 18

Good morning. Today is the 169th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 18, 1902, reported on a “row among Italians about the ownership of real estate” on President Street in Carroll Gardens. … Full Article

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