Advertisement

History

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

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

BDE TWITTER FEED

Join the conversation
  • Most Viewed
  • Most Commented
  • Most Shared
  • Past:
  • 1 day
  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 1 year