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We are completely nerding out over the Brooklyn Public Library’s expanded Daily Eagle archives. Prior to the new release, the collection only spanned from 1841 to 1902, but now it runs all the way through 1955. We’ve already found a number of crazy cool neighborhood flashbacks, like the below ads from 5th Avenue’s Berkley Shop,
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We would just like to take this moment to officially welcome spring to South Slope. It’s a fantastic day, and we hope you’ve been able to spend a good chunk of it outside! In honor of the gorgeous weather, let’s look back at the spring of 1895, when the Brooklyn Daily Eagle sat down with
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It’s said that James Creighton was one of the greatest baseball players that ever lived. Tragically, the 21-year-old phenom died playing the game that he loved in 1862, and was buried in our very own Green-Wood Cemetery. His monument, according to Green-Wood, “quickly took its place in the pantheon of baseball meccas – his obelisk,
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On this weekend in 1902, signs of spring were everywhere in Prospect Park. Like at today’s official opening, folks were getting the grassy areas ready for the warm weather months: Benches filled up, as neighbors bid a fair adieu to winter: And “baby carriage brigades” took over walkways in Prospect Park and beyond: Check back next
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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A four-story residential building is in the works for the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, and according to a sign posted on the construction fence, should be completed by the summer of 2014. The existing building, formerly home to the White Eagle Tavern, sustained significant damage during Hurricane Sandy, which Concerned Citizens of
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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We’re loving this shout-out to the old RKO Prospect Theatre at Steve’s C-Town on 9th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Snap any photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to us at editor@southslopenews.com and we’ll post them on the blog. Looking for a way to keep up with
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As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
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