[brooklyn daily eagle]

Topic: Around Town
The Brooklyn Public Library has scanned and put online every available issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from 1841 to 1902. That period covers the Civil War and the Draft Riots, the construction and opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Blizzard of 1888, among other things. But of course the first thing I looked for were the apartment prices: in 1900, you could get a one-bedroom on Bergen and Fifth Avenue for $25 a month.