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From Susan B. Anthony To Hillary Clinton — Women’s Historic Fight...

Today marks the first time in American history that voters have the chance to vote for a woman from a major political party to...

What Ever Happened To The Brooklyn Graphic? Former Reporters Recall Bensonhurst’s...

In a different age of news media and Brooklyn, there was the original incarnation of The Brooklyn Graphic. Old timers will remember the newspaper...

Goodbye Cast-Iron Pipes: Water Main Replacement Tears Up Streets This Week

This week, two streets are facing water service interruption because the Department of Environmental Protection is replacing cast-iron water mains running underneath the sidewalk. Water...

Family History Snapshot: Prospect Park On Horseback More Than 100 Years...

Prospect Park is fun for a lot of reasons, including family activities and environmental projects for the whole neighborhood to take part in. But long before...

[PHOTOS] Looking Back On Fairyland “Buddy’s” Amusement Park

It was the hottest spot for kids to play from the day it opened in 1952 until the day it closed in 2002. Located...

History Through The Eyes Of Lewis H. Pounds, The Man Who...

Lewis H. Pounds might have chuckled to himself as he rose to commence the evening’s proceedings at the esteemed Cortelyou Club (located at Avenue...

A Fantastical Stroll Through Ditmas Park With Namesake Jan Jansz van...

You wait for him at the corner of Cortelyou and 16th Street— a timeless, local rendezvous spot to meet anyone. But this isn’t just anyone....

Ocean Parkway — The Revolutionary Road

Ocean Parkway serves as a major connector between not only northern and southern Brooklyn, but also the Belt Parkway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. It...

Nevins Street Station Houses A Historic Secret Tunnel With ‘Renegade Art...

The Nevins Street station is located at the intersection of Nevins, Flatbush Avenue, and Fulton Street and serves the 2 and 4 trains at...

Ocean Parkway — The Revolutionary Road

Ocean Parkway serves as a major connector between not only northern and southern Brooklyn, but also the Belt Parkway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. It...

Was Coney Island’s ‘Incubator Doctor’ Martin Couney A Fraud?

Much ink has been spilled about Dr. Martin Couney, the famed -- or infamous -- incubator doctor, a medical pioneer who saved thousands of premature babies...

Browse Through A Century Of Flatbush History On This Interactive Photo...

Just a glimpse of the past can lift us out of our own tiny universes and plunk us right into another century, while never leaving...

Weekend Events: Unforgettable Fire, National Ice Cream Day, Foxes, And More

WINE TASTINGS: here’s a list of seven weekly options! Myrtle Avenue’s KIDS GUIDE also has great listings. Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR or...

Sketches Show Developer Plans To Convert Landmarked Shore Theater Into Hotel

The developer who purchased the landmarked Shore Theater in Coney Island earlier this year is considering converting the building into a hotel with a...

Traveling Down Coney Island Avenue To The Beach…In 1868

Decades before neighborhoods like Ditmas Park and Kensington were even built, Coney island Avenue was the gateway to relief from summer heat for Brooklyn...