Monthly Archives: November 2009

In Line with Jive Turkey

Thanksgiving in Clinton Hill just wouldn’t be the same without the around-the-block lines to Jive Turkey, leading up to the big day. This has been my second year witnessing the massive lines down Myrtle Ave., smelling the scent of cooked … Continue reading

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City of Memory: The Porto Rico Steamship Co.

Stories from BHS’s Puerto Rican Oral History Project, 1973 – 1975 are on the map! City of Memory is an online collection of New York stories accessed through an interactive map and thematic tours and the Steamship Migration tour features … Continue reading

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Got cycling photos?

  One of the artworks from the current group exhibit at BHS, Brooklyn Utopias, moves beyond the museum walls. Eric Corriel’s “A History of Cycling in Brooklyn,” an interactive public art installation explores the history of bicycle culture in Brooklyn from … Continue reading

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Veterans Day – Free Admission

Tomorrow, November 11th, BHS will offer Free Admission to all Veterans and their Families in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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Coney Island Carousel Carver

M.C. Illions (1872 – 1949) was one of the world’s greatest carousel carvers.  His beautifully painted horses with gold-leaf manes became a signature of Coney Island Style. Marcus Charles Illions was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and he came to Coney … Continue reading

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