Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

Font of Knowledge

I just discovered this excellent article about lettering on Brooklyn architecture by Paul Shaw on the AIGA website. BHS’s original 1881 lettering spelling out “Long Island Historical Society” is included along with dozens of other great lettering in Shaw’s article. … Continue reading

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5 1/2 Things About Ft. Greene

A tour of 5 1/2 black culture spots in Fort Greene by Nelson George: 5 1/2 Things About Ft. Greene By Nelson George from Nelson George on Vimeo.

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Brooklyn Beekeepers

I’m loving this new blog about raising bees in Brooklyn: BQE KEEPER And it’s really neat that City Councilmember David Yassky (D – Brooklyn Heights) is Pro-Honey: Legalized beekeeping would ‘stimulate just the kind of niche manufacturing sectors that will … Continue reading

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Surfing Oral History

Despite yesterday’s snow, soon it will be warm enough to go to the beach.  In honor of impending summer, here’s a clip from the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s oral history collections:

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