Monthly Archives: September 2008

Recent Photographic Finds

As told to me by our Library Assistant Extraordinaire, Sarah Steele: This week I began an inventory of four or five strangely organized boxes of Long Island photographs and images. Despite the outdated accession numbers and unknown provenance, a lot … Continue reading

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Floyd DeSilva

Floyd DeSilva, owner of DeSilva South Brooklyn Liquors on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, passed away on August 7, 2008.  Corie Trancho-Robie interviewed Mr. DeSilva in July for the Park Slope neighborhood guide we are working on, and clips from … Continue reading

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Our Podcast

Updated April 2016: You can find out about Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main on the web at and via iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and most major podcast applications.

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Eleven Dreams in Red Hook

Wow, this is really neat. Betsey Biggs, an artist and composer, has created audio tours of Red Hook and she’s hosting them every Saturday in September.  Check out Eleven Dreams in Red Hook.

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Save Coney Island

Charlie Denson from the Coney Island History Project gave a talk at the Municipal Arts Society last night.  Spirits were low three days after the closing of Astroland but some folks are organizing a letter-writing campaign, among other things, to … Continue reading

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