12. Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Eagle Sculpture from former Brooklyn Daily Eagle Building, Brooklyn Public Library

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle served as the paper of record for Kings County from 1841 to 1955. Its building at Washington and Johnson streets no long stands, but an eagle sculpture that stood at the top of the building is now perched inside the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, just above the entryway.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Illustration 1903. Via NY Public Library Digital Collections

The Brooklyn Public Library also houses the Eagle’s “morgue,” the archive of the papers’ printed copies. The archives are also available as a free, searchable website. There is a new Eagle currently publishing in Brooklyn as well.