From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Archives: Halloran’s Gift

January 1, 2011 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It’s been a long time— too long, if you ask me— since I have shared some Greenpoint goodness from the days of old. Today, I not only had the time but managed to parse a real gem from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives. It dates from January 8, 1900 and involves a member of the local constabulary receiving a very special bit of holiday cheer— if that is what one can call the decapitated head of a duck. Among other things. Enjoy!

Interested to know what 155 Greenpoint Avenue looks like today? Click here. HINT: a once beloved (and famous) cat once called this establishment her place of work and play! Otherwise, you can trace the path of Sigimund’s very dubious offering by clicking here.

Miss Heather


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