History

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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Brooklyn Today for January 21

Good morning. Today is the 21st day of the year. Most of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s front page for Jan. 21, 1901, was taken up by Queen Victoria’s fatal illness. … Full Article

Commodore Barry Club has big travel plans this year

Members of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn will have to pack their bags this spring as they set off on two separate journeys in their quest to get the country to give more recognition to the Irish immigrant and Revolutionary War hero who has been dubbed by historians as the Father of t … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 16

Good morning. Today is the 16th day of the year. On this day in 1847, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an editorial by Walt Whitman on the Mexican War. After remarking on the anniversary of the end of the Revolutionary War (Jan. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 15

Good morning. Today is the 15th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 15, 1902, carried a large article and photo about the installation of Dr. Frederick Burgess as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 13

Good morning. Today is the 13th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Jan. 13, 1894, talked about the importance of free libraries. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 7

Good morning. Today is the seventh day of the year. On this day in 1896, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle advertised Sam Lockhart’s Performing Elephants at Hyde and Berhman’s music hall. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 2

Good morning. Today is the second day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 2, 1898, carried an article called “Some Local Libraries,” which listed institutions where books could be borrowed either for free or for a small fee. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 30

Good morning. Today is the 364th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried the story of a reunion between a man and his daughter who had not seen each other since the daughter was five years old. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 27

Good morning. Today is the 361st day of the year. People stealing from churches isn’t a new phenomenon. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. … Full Article

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