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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

Bay Ridge history buffs have a new leader

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The Bay Ridge Historical Society, a group founded the same year the nation celebrated the Bicentennial, has started a new era with the election of a new president. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 24

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Good morning. Today is the 175th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 24, 1901, reported that intense summer heat brought an unprecedented crowd of 100,000 people to Coney Island. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 21

Good morning. Today is the 172nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 21, 1900, carried an account of the Republican National Convention for that year. Once again, President William McKinley was nominated, but there was a new vice-presidential nominee: New Yorker Theodore Roosevelt. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 20

Good morning. Today is the 171st day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 19

Good morning. Today is the 170th day of the year. It is the birth anniversary of Brooklyn-born comedian Moe Hurwitz (Howard) of the Three Stooges. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 18

Good morning. Today is the 169th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 18, 1902, reported on a “row among Italians about the ownership of real estate” on President Street in Carroll Gardens. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 17

Good morning. Today is the 168th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 17, 1901, ran an article headlined “A Remarkable Tea Party Run by a Pair of Thieves.” According to the story, $10,000 worth of tea was stolen from a warehouse on North Second Street in Williamsburg. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 14

Good morning. Today is the 165th day of the year. On June 14, 1866, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ran an article called “The Dress Question.” The article concerned Dr. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 13

Good morning. Today is the 164th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 13, 1897, carried an unusual ad for Pabst Milwaukee beer (Blue Ribbon beer was already being made, so apparently this was a different brew). … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for June 12

Good morning. Today is the 163rd day of the year. … Full Article

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