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Members of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn were on hand at a recent gala dinner at historic Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan as writer Tim McGrath was honored for his literary contributions  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 9

Good morning. Today is the 190th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that “Pool Rooms Flourish in Full View of Police Station.” In 1902, a “pool room” didn’t mean a place where one played billiards. It basically meant an illegal off-track betting parlor. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 8

Good morning. Today is the 189th day of the year. On this day in 1902, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a well-dressed woman jumped off a Brooklyn-bound ferryboat soon after it left its dock on East 23rd Street in Manhattan. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 5

Good morning. Today is the 186th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for July 3

Good morning. Today is the 185th day of the year. On July 3, 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the parents of Christina Doran, a mentally ill girl, had kept her in a filthy cage for two years at the family’s home at 1905 Atlantic Ave.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for July 1

Good morning. Today is the 183rd day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 28

Good morning. Today is the 179th day of the year. In the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 28, 1902, a small item noted that President Theodore Roosevelt’s yacht, the Dolphin, arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for repairs. … Full Article

Dyker Heights hosts Independence Day Parade on Saturday

Dyker Heights
Thirteenth Avenue, the main shopping strip of Dyker Heights, will be the setting for a patriotic parade on June 29. The 108th Annual American Independence Day Parade will be held on 13th Avenue starting at noon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 27

Good morning. Today is the 179th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 27, 1902, reported that the state Senate passed a bill to appropriate $100,000 for a monument to the Revolutionary War prison ship martyrs in Fort Greene Park. That monument opened in 1908 and is still there. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 26

Good morning. Today is the 177th day of the year. On this day in 1901, four large Brooklyn department stores – Frederick Loeser, Journeay & Burnham, Abraham & Straus (today’s Macy’s on Fulton Street) and D. Matthews’ Sons, signed an agreement to close their stores at 7 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 25

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Good morning. Today is the 176th day of the year. On this day in 1963, the final edition of the second incarnation of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published. After the original Brooklyn Eagle went out of business in 1955, former comic-book publisher Robert W. … Full Article

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