Monthly Archives: August 2008

Speaking of Coney Island…

Here’s an a little clip from an oral history interview from our collection (circa 1987) with Lillian Santangello, former owner of the Coney Island Wax Museum.  The interviewer, Benjamin Filene, asks Lillian about a bunch of things from the Wax … Continue reading

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Coney Island Hall of Fame

Today, I attended the 2008 Coney Island Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Coney Island History Project museum located under the ever-invigorating Cyclone roller coaster.  Carol Albert accepted a plaque on behalf of Astroland Park and three post-mortem inductees … Continue reading

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Found in Stacks: Rare Art Deco Brooklyn Magazine

While inventorying serial publications to be catalogued into our online catalog, I came across a magazine from the 1920’s with art deco covers called The Brooklynite. While the art deco covers were typical for magazine art during that time period, … Continue reading

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Exhibit Opening Sept 10 – Counter/Culture: The Disappearing Face of Brooklyn’s Storefronts

I want to let everyone know about a new community-curated exhibit in our Public Perspectives series that will open at BHS on Wednesday, September 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Counter/Culture: The Disappearing Face of Brooklyn’s Storefronts features color photographs by … Continue reading

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Cataloguing Our Oral History Collection

This summer, with the help of two wonderful interns Naomi (Brooklyn College) and Amna (Stuyvesant High School), we have been cataloguing our oral history collection so soon visitors can search through and listen to our oral history interviews right in … Continue reading

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