The Press: Brooklyn Buy

With its population of 2,741,083,* Brooklyn is bigger than Detroit or Philadelphia. Last week the line-up of newspaper ownership in this teeming borough of New York City was altered when the 95-year-old Eagle tucked the 88-year-old Times-Union under its wing. Henceforth both papers will be published, separately and under their own names, by the Eagle company.

The Eagle is as much a Brooklyn landmark as the Bridge. Founded in 1841 as the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Democrat, the paper was controlled by successive generations of the family of Isaac Van...

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