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 June 2, 1900, a meeting held at Prospect Hall (263 Prospect Avenue, between 5th and 6th Avenue) discussed the rough conditions of South Brooklyn streets, including 6th Avenue, Prospect Avenue, and 8th Avenue, but officials from the city claimed there was “no money” for repairs.
You can find the full article on page 22.
Have an interesting bit of South Slope history to share? Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll include it in our weekly history at home post.