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Rain didn’t dampen Norwegian Day Parade fun

Bay Ridge
“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

Brooklyn Today for May 20

Good morning. Today is the 140th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on public hearings about the “Brooklyn tunnel contract.” This was a contract to connect the city’s new subway system to Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 17, 2013

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 137th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Coney Island’s police force had been increased by 31 more officers in order to deal with the huge crowds. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge, the App: Also built by the Roeblings

Brooklyn Heights
Kriss Roebling, a lifelong New Yorker and great-great-great grandson of Washington and Emily Roebling, the husband-and-wife team who built the Brooklyn Bridge, has now developed a new tour app for people who want to explore the bridge and learn more about it. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 15

Good morning. Today is the 135th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for May 15, 1902, carried an article about the dedication of the new “Naval YMCA” on Sands and Charles streets. This YMCA was meant to serve the needs of the sailors and officers at the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard. … Full Article

Museum of the City of New York to open 175th anniversary exhibit of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

Greenwood Heights
 On May 15th, the Museum of the City of New York will open A Beautiful Way to Go: New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery to mark the 175th anniversary of this National Historic Landmark located in Brooklyn. T … Full Article

Old Brooklynites elect new president

Downtown
A man with a strong background in history has been elected president of an organization promoting the importance of Brooklyn’s history. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 10

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 130th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for May 9

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 129th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of May 9, 1871, reported that the Brooklyn caisson, or retaining structure, for the western tower of the Brooklyn Bridge had been implanted in the bed of the East River. … Full Article

BROOKLYN STORIES: Boro historian, Eagle columnist, publishes collection

NORTHERN BROOKLYN
Diversity and distinctiveness are part of the historic fabric of Brooklyn—they are part of its people, landmarks, favorite events and more. Borough Historian John B. … Full Article

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