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Brooklyn Today for November 18

Good morning. Today is the 322nd day of the year. On this day in 1894, former Brooklyn policemen who had helped to suppress the 1863 Draft Riots held a reunion. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 15

Good morning. Today is the 319th day of the year. On Nov. 15, 1912, the Flatbush Board of Trade passed a resolution complaining that the cost of home insurance in Flatbush was 50 percent higher than it should have been. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 14

Good morning. Today is the 318th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 14, 1902, reported on a police bust of an illegal betting operation within the Columbia Billiard Parlor in Bedford. A well-known church deacon was just about to put a $5 bet on a horse when the cops came in. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 13

Good morning. Today is the 317th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 13, 1901, reported on a baptism of nine converts in Bay Ridge by a religious leader known as Brother Sanford, who headed the Holy Ghost and Us Society. … Full Article

‘Historic Flatbush’ is topic of talk at New Utrecht Reformed Church

Flatbush, a neighborhood filled with landmarks and Victorian era homes, will be the subject of a talk by Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger, who will also draw upon his collection of more than 3,000 images of old Brooklyn during his presentation. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 7

Good morning. Today is the 311th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the city’s Rapid Transit System was obligated to begin construction of the first Brooklyn-Manhattan subway tunnel within four days. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 6

Good morning. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 6, 1902, revealed that there would be a scarcity of anthracite coal during the winter months. In those days, coal was almost universally used for heating homes, businesses and institutional buildings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 5

Good morning. Today is the 310th day of the year. It is Election Day, the second Tuesday in November. Don’t forget not only to vote for the candidates of your choice, but to vote on the propositions on the other side of the ballot. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 4

Good morning. Today is the 308th day of the year. Since Halloween has just passed, a reference to an article on vampires might seem appropriate. The Nov. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 1

Good morning. Today is the 305th day of the year. On this day in 1899, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried an article saying that a new company, Continental Telephone and Telegraph, had been formed to compete with the powerful Bell Telephone Company. … Full Article

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