1. In case you were wondering what “Mariutch (Make-a the Hootch-a Ma-Kootch) Down at Coney Isle” (see previous post) could possibly sound like, Max Fleischer made this lively toon!

     
     
  2. Who knew there were so many songs about Coney Island in our sheet music collection? And with such bright beautiful covers, to boot. Although “Coney Island Washboard”, with its cover image of an oboe, has me puzzled…

     
  3. Heading to Governor’s Island for the #JazzAgeLawnParty this weekend and you haven’t got a clue what to wear?  These fashion features, published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle through the spring and summer of 1924, are full of helpful suggestions.  

     
  4. Any luck with yesterday’s crossword puzzle?  It first appeared in the Eagle on May 18th, 1924, and the answers, above, ran the following week.

     
  5. The crossword puzzle made its debut in the New York World in 1913.  Crafted by a Liverpudlian journalist, Arthur Wynn, the game caught on with a quiz-loving American readership in the 1920s. The Eagle tried its hand at puzzling in 1924, the same year publishers Dick Simon and Lincoln Schuster found success with the very first compendium of crossword puzzles.  Can you solve it?  Answers will be posted tomorrow.  Go!

     
  6. It’s a beautiful day for a walk in Prospect Park, but if you do partake in a stroll, don’t expect to stumble upon any of these sites, from our Terrence J. Allen collection of postcards and stereoviews. These relics of the park’s past are lost to time, some of them razed during the Robert Moses era to make way for more modern park facilities. Learn more about Prospect Park’s “vanished vistas” on our blog and on the Prospect Park Alliance’s website.

     
  7. Renovation is underway on Brooklyn’s iconic Domino Sugar factory building, which closed down in 2004 and will soon be converted into — what else — apartment units. The Daily News ran an article about the renovation today, with photos of the space as it looks now.  Here are some images from our Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives of the factory buildings and staff members more than 60 years ago. Learn more about the history of the plant and sugar production in Brooklyn on our Brooklynology blog.

     
  8. The answers to yesterday’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle puzzler, originally published on August 9, 1914.  We started out with an easy one — expect to break a mental sweat as the month goes on!  And in the meantime, read about the Eagle’s “Tricks and Puzzles” page, with a suprise visit from a certain young muckraker (think Oil! and The Jungle) on our blog.

     
  9. This month on our Tumblr blog we’ll feature vintage puzzles from the pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper. In the early 20th century, participating children won cash prizes for submitting correct answers to “Aunt Jean”.  If you can solve the riddle, your prize will be the satisfaction that comes with a job well done.  Answers will be posted tomorrow!

     
  10. Born on this day in 1964, Brooklyn’s own (and dearly missed) Adam Yauch

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    Born Today: Adam Yauch

    Adam Yauch was born August 5, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York. As a rapper and bassist in the Beastie Boys he was known as MCA. As the director of the group’s wackiest and most innovative videos, he was known as Nathanial Hörnblowér. In the world at large, he was known as an activist for peace and human rights. Learn more about this 2012 inductee at the Library and Archives.

    Video: The Beastie Boys perform “Ch-Check It Out” live on The Late Show with David Letterman and the streets of New York in 2004.