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Bklink: The Good Old Days

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments

link-asterisk.jpg“We have the tale of The Night of the Great Cat’s Meow Fire and Horse Stampede—surely one of the most bizarre and exciting episodes to occur on the periphery of Prospect Park, exactly 79 years ago yesterday.” Per the New York Times of July 28, 1929: “”Three night clubs in Coney Island Avenue, between Hermit [sic] Place and Caton Avenue, Brooklyn, were destroyed by fire soon after closing time yesterday morning, with a property loss of about $150,000. From the riding academy next door 135 horses stampeded from the fire into the Parade Grounds of Prospect Park across the street, where they galloped for four hours or more.” Do read the rest.–A Year in the Park

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