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Image of the Week
It's the height of the summer, and every year we are trying to find different ways to help you stay cool - traditional Brooklyn style. Along with good old Coney Island and spouting fire hydrants, there is also the Prospect Park Lake to keep us from overheating. This image dates back to 1952, and the caption from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reads, "Here's how they beat the heat -- Mrs. Herbert Charner of 3801 18th Ave. cools her tootsies as husband forgets oars and weather on Prospect Park Lake".
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