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New York stands in solidarity with rival Boston

Fort Greene
A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to "Sweet Caroline," the Boston Red Sox anthem. Irony and sarcasm were absent. Sincerity was the mood of the night. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 17

Good morning. Today is the 107th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 17, 1899, carried an advertisement for Ayers’ Sasparilla. Sasparilla was a type of soft drink that was popular in the 19th century, similar to root beer, and was thought to be a cure for all sorts of ailments. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 16

Good morning. Today is the 106th day of the year. On this day in 1899, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried an ad for the Eagle Warehouse and Storage Company in the Fulton Ferry Landing area. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 15

Good morning. Today is the 105th day of the year. On April 15, 1861, soon after the Civil War broke out, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried an editorial titled “Civil War and Its Consequences.” The editorial writer reported that President Lincoln’s first objective was to re-take U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 12

Good morning. Today is the 192nd day of the year. On this day in 1901, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, workers who were busy stringing cables on the “new East River Bridge,” which eventually became known as the Manhattan Bridge, suddenly went on strike. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 11

Good morning. Today is the 101st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of April 11, 1902, carried a story about a man, Benjamin Schaefell of Graham Avenue in Bushwick, who fatally shot Emma Gross of Hamburg Avenue, then shot himself. Mrs. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 10

Good morning. Today is the 100th day of the year. On this day in 1944, the battleship Missouri was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The ship saw combat at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and later during the Korean War. It was decommissioned in 1955, then modernized in 1984. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 9

Good morning. Today is the 99th day of the year. … Full Article

The power of family lore: uncovering Brooklyn’s “Auld Irishtown”

I was at first made aware of an “Irishtown” in Brooklyn by an elder through word of mouth, which of course is the ancie … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 8

Good morning. Today is the 98th day of the year. On this day in 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published a photograph of its new “delivery automobile” which was designed to deliver copies of the paper throughout the borough. … Full Article

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