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ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Eagle reported, “The city’s joy, long pent by tension, fear and disappointment, began to trickle out with the pre-dawn report of Japanese surrender in an increasing flow th … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 2, birthdays for Charli XCX, Kristaps Porzingis, David Ferrer

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 214th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 1, birthdays for Chuck D, Leon Thomas, Max Carver

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 213th day of the year. … Full Article

This year’s Coney Island History Day will celebrate immigrants

The contributions that immigrants have made to Coney Island will be the centerpiece of a special celebration of the neighborhood’s history on Aug. 11. … Full Article

Coney Island native is steeped in neighborhood’s history

One of the saddest days of Charles Denson’s life took place when he was a boy growing up in Coney Island and he watched through a fence as bulldozers tore down the last of the rides in Steeplechase Park. It was 1966 and the once-iconic amusement park was being demolished. … Full Article

July 31, birthdays for J.K. Rowling, Lil Uzi Vert, Evgeni Malkin

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 211th day of the year.   … Full Article

MILESTONES: July 26, birthdays for Mick Jagger, Taylor Momsen, Elizabeth Gillies

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 207th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: July 25, birthdays for Matt LeBlanc, James Lafferty, Jackie Christie

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 206th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: July 24, birthdays for Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Danny Dyer

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 205th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: July 23, birthdays for Marlon Wayans, Paul Wesley, Omar Epps

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 204th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: July 20, birthdays for Gisele Bündchen, Enrique Pena Nieto, Julianne Hough

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 201st day of the year. … Full Article

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