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Prom season is upon us, and if we have any South Slope teens out there looking for some tips on etiquette, the 1954 Brooklyn Daily Eagle has you covered: 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
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Most of us have forgotten things like sunglasses, gloves, or umbrellas on the subway, but how many of you have left an urn full of ashes on the F? On this weekend in 1954, the Eagle sat down with a man in charge of the subway’s lost and found to find out what strange treasures found
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It’s quite possible that you’ve walked by the faded entrance to VFW Post #9485 hundreds of times, and never known what it was. For over 50 years, the hall, nestled below the elevated F train station on the corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street, was a gathering place for veterans of foreign wars, but according
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On this weekend in 1954, a couple walking around the Prospect Park Loop was mugged by four nervous teenage boys who ended up taking off with a dollar (just one). Thankfully, the Prospect Park police were on the case: Are you a fan of fish sticks? Back in 1954, they were all the rage, and
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Spring 2014 has been a bit chilly so far, but thankfully, our Saturday is looking to be a mid-60s type of day. That wasn’t the case on April 26, 1934, which came during a period that gave gardeners and baseball fans plenty of reason to complain: Despite a little cold weather, a “cautious housewife” could
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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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