Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year from BHS!

In honor of upcoming New Year’s celebrations, here is a sample of “celebratory” images from Brooklyn’s past.  Happy New Year everyone!   

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Celebrate Forefathers Day!

My favorite holiday of the year is nearly upon us, and I think the time is right for a celebratory BHS blog post!  Sure, while there are many holidays populating the month of December, I think we can all agree … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Air Disaster, December 16, 1960

I remember first coming across a box with the label “Brooklyn Air Disaster, December 16, 1960, Scrapbook” a couple of years ago.  Of course with a title like that I had to open and view the contents.  I was shocked … Continue reading

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Church of the Saviour

Patricia had a great post recently discussing Brooklyn architecture and architects materials among the Historical Society’s collections. Brooklyn was once characterized as “the city of homes and churches” and while Patricia’s post certainly pointed out some examples of homes and … Continue reading

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Calling Fort Greene / Clinton Hill

You know that part in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) where Buggin Out tells the guy in a Larry Bird jersey to move back to Massachusetts?  That’s one of those highly charged interactions we’ve all had at some … Continue reading

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