Explore Brooklyn Public Library archive, both historical and recent editions. Find archives for The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Life, Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society, . Find newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research.Jan 23, 2014 · This map, printed by the Merchants’ Association of New York in 1922, shows industrial activity in the city, as reported to the 1919 Census of Manufactu ... The indexes cover the entire state outside of New York City and start in June 1880 (deaths) or 1881 (marriages and births).Birth indexes are made available after 75 years, marriage and death indexes after 50 years. Although the Parks Department's dedication to providing the widest possible array of recreational opportunities dates back to the mid-19th century, Parks officially entered the playground arena in 1903 with the opening of Seward Park, the first municipal park in the country equipped as a permanent playground. In 1959, photographer Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City and connected with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang in Brooklyn called "The Jokers." For several months during the spring of that year, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture.