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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

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

Brooklyn Today for January 29

Good morning. Today is the 29th day of the year. On Jan. 29, 1955, the last issue of the original Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published. At the time, the paper was being threatened by a newspaper strike. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 27

Good morning. Today is the 27th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 27, 1890, reported on a religious sect in Kansas City known as the Samaritans who believed that the drinking of human blood was the cure for all diseases. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 24

Good morning. Today is the 24th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 24, 1902, reported that Mrs. Pansy B. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 23

Good morning. Today is the 23rd day of the year. On this day in 1899, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to become the Brooklyn Dodgers, obtained shortstop William Dahlen from the Chicago White Sox and William Dermont from the Baltimore Orioles. … Full Article

My Brooklyn Ancestors

When I feel like going for a long walk, I often head down from my apartment in Cobble Hill to Fulton Landing, where the Brooklyn Bridge anchors in Brooklyn.  As part of a major renovation in 1995, the railing around the new pier was inscribed with this quote from Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,
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