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Surprisingly, there is plenty of history to be found in Brooklyn’s dining establishments. More than a dozen restaurants in Brooklyn have been open for more than 50 years. Some of them have nationwide reputations, while others are simply neighborhood gems. The oldest restaurant in the borough is Gage & Tollner, founded in 1879 by Charles M. Gage and Eugene Tollner. It soon became a meeting place for New York’s leading citizens. Gage & Tollner moved to its present Downtown Brooklyn location in 1892, featuring a decor of arched mirrors, red velvet fabric and gas-lit brass chandeliers. Restaurateur Joseph Chirico took over in 1995, and completely restored the interi Comments (7)


In Washington, DC, Sen. Joseph McCarthy is compiling blacklists of suspected Communists. In the Soviet Union, Stalin, after killing millions of his own people, has finally succumbed […] Comment


Bay Ridge filmmaker Tony De Nonno’s latest documentary relates an annual feat of daring and faith so incredible, you wouldn’t believe it if you didn’t see it with […] Comments (1)


By a fortunate quirk of scheduling - helped, of course, by the revamping of the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s season - Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich is front and center in […] Comment

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