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Times Remembers Eagle’s Dennis Holt, Civil Rights Hero

In the Sunday New York Times Metropolitan section, Kevin Baker remembers his friend of many years, Dennis Holt, who died last month. Baker paints a colorful portrait of Holt as “a classic New York eccentric” who once chased an intruder from his Boerum Hill townhouse while brandishing a Civil War era dress sword.

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‘Dean Of Brooklyn Reporters’ Dennis Holt Dies At 77

Dennis Holt, a longtime columnist and staff writer for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and sister publication Brooklyn Heights Press, died at age 83 77 Thursday after complications from a fall in his home on May 14. He had suffered broken ribs and a blow to the head, made worse by a blood thinner he had […]

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CB 2 Meeting at St. Francis Wednesday Evening to Consider “Skyscraper” Historic District

Community Board 2 will have its monthly meeting this coming Wednesday, December 8 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. Among the items on the agenda is a public hearing on the proposed “Skyscraper Historic District” which would protect a number of historic tall buildings along the west side of Court […]

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Eagle’s Holt on Brooklyn Bridge Park History

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Dennis Holt writes about the making of Brooklyn Bridge Park: Brooklyn Eagle: There will be books written someday about the long history of this park, and hopefully someone will have access to all the archival information. There are two main time periods and they could be called Before Connor and After Connor. […]

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Eagle’s Holt Goes Through Brooklyn Heights Time Tunnel

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Dennis Holt kicks off a series of Brooklyn history stories culled from the 1884 edition of Lain’s City Directory with a look at Henry Street between Middagh and Cranberry Streets:

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