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‘The History of Dyker Heights’ on film

If you think Dyker Heights is famous only for its over-the-top Christmas decorations, Dr. Christian Zaino would like to set you straight. … Full Article

Dec. 23, birthdays for Jim Harbaugh, Susan Lucci, Hanley Ramirez

ON THIS DAY in 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “2 Congregational Churches to Unite.” The article focused on two churches that were finalizing merging plans at the time. … Full Article

Dec. 22, birthdays for Ted Cruz, Diane Sawyer, Steve Carlton

ON THIS DAY in 1918, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Hylan to Fight B.R.T. Through 2 Grand Juries.”  … Full Article

Dec. 19, birthdays for Jake Gyllenhaal, Alyssa Milano, Rob Portman

ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Three-Cent Fare Line Makes New Proposition for a Five-Mile Road.”  … Full Article

Dec. 18, birthdays for Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt, Keith Richards

ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Took Fatal Poison to be Beautiful.” The article focused on a woman who took Bichloride of Mercury for cosmetic reasons.  … Full Article

Dec. 17, birthdays for Pope Francis, Chase Utley, Laurie Holden

ON THIS DAY in 1906, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Burnam is Sentenced to Two Years in Prison.” The article focused on the vice president of an insurance company who was convicted of grand larceny.   … Full Article

Dec. 16, birthdays for Theo James, Lesley Stahl, Benjamin Bratt

ON THIS DAY in 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “One Bandit Killed; Two Officers Shot in L.I. Gun Fight.”  … Full Article

Dec. 15, birthdays for Mark Warner, Adam Brody, Don Johnson

ON THIS DAY in 1916, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Whitman Suspects Cropsey’s Motives.” The article focused on conflict during a mayoral campaign at the time between a candidate and the governor.   … Full Article

Dec. 11, birthdays for John Kerry, Mos Def, Mo'Nique

ON THIS DAY in 1916, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Ackron Gets Life Term; Schloer, Too.” The article focused on a notorious dive keeper and swindler, Charles Ackron, who was sentenced to prison for life. … Full Article

Dec. 9, birthdays for Kirsten Gillibrand, Kirk Douglas, John Malkovich

ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Kelly and Drummond in a Near Fist Fight.” The article focused on a fight between two pols at the time. … Full Article

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