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 over a century ago.
On this day in 1898, the panther statues (referred to in the article as pumas) that watch over the 3rd Street entrance to Prospect Park, were making quite a splash in Paris before officially settling down on their pedestals here in the Slope.
Photo of statue via Prospect Park