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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

Brooklyn Today for June 17

Good morning. Today is the 168th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 17, 1901, ran an article headlined “A Remarkable Tea Party Run by a Pair of Thieves.” According to the story, $10,000 worth of tea was stolen from a warehouse on North Second Street in Williamsburg. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 14

Good morning. Today is the 165th day of the year. On June 14, 1866, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ran an article called “The Dress Question.” The article concerned Dr. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 13

Good morning. Today is the 164th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 13, 1897, carried an unusual ad for Pabst Milwaukee beer (Blue Ribbon beer was already being made, so apparently this was a different brew). … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 12

Good morning. Today is the 163rd day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for June 11

Good morning, Today is the 162nd day of the year. On June 11, 1898, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried a front-page ad from Abraham & Straus on Fulton Street (now Macy’s) for toys. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 10

Good morning. Today is the 161st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 10, 1901, ran a story about a “delirious” patient, “rapidly becoming insane,” who escaped from St. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 7

Good morning. Today is the 158th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the demand by Brooklyn residents that riders on the planned Brooklyn extension of the city’s subway system pay a 5-cent through fare to Manhattan. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 6

Good morning. Today is the 157th day of the year. The June 6, 1901, issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, carried a story about Justice William Gaynor’s (later Mayor William Gaynor) ruling that the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company, a trolley company, could legally charge 10 cents a ride. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 5

Good morning. Today is the 156th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 5, 1902, had a story about the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR’s) plans to put its street-level rail line from East New York to Bay Ridge below ground to avoid dangerous grade crossings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 4

Good morning. Today is the 155th day of the year. On June 4, 1896, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the “new East River bridge commission” had decided upon the foot of Bedford Avenue and South Sixth Street as the site of the Brooklyn tower for the new bridge. … Full Article

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