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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

Brooklyn Today for June 3

Good morning. Today is the 154th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 31

Good morning. Today is the 151st day of the year. On this day in 1870, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered a story on “Decoration Day in Brooklyn,” Decoration Day being an early name for Memorial Day. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 30

Good morning. Today is the 150th day of the year. On this day in 1851, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ran an article on the Census of 1850 (obviously, news traveled slower then than it does today). Among other things, the Eagle revealed that the population of the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 29

Good morning. Today is the 149th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for this day in 1902 covered plans for a pneumatic mail tube between the General Post Office and stores on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 28

Good morning. Today is the 148th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 23

Good morning. Today is the 143rd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of May 23, 1883, previewed a celebration planned for the next day to mark the opening of the “East River Suspension Bridge,” now known as the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 22

Good afternoon. Today is the 142nd day of the year. On this day in 1850, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the 20th anniversary ceremonies of the Brooklyn Sunday School Union, an organization of Sunday schools representing various Christian denominations. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 21

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Good morning. Today is the 141st day of the year. On this day in 1901, both branches of the “Municipal Assembly” (the city legislative body of that time) approved a subway tunnel under Flatbush Avenue, part of today’s Q and B route. … Full Article

Rain didn’t dampen Norwegian Day Parade fun

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“Don’t Rain on My Parade,” is the title of a show-stopping number sung by Barbra Streisand in the Broadway musical “Funny Girl” and in the movie version of the show in the 1960s. … Full Article

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