Monthly Archives: May 2018

Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Dogs

It’s no surprise that Brooklynites love their dogs! Brooklyn Historical Society’s photographic collections include hundreds of images depicting Brooklyn dogs from various time periods. You can view roughly 50 of these photographs published online. The summer is a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Coney Island Boardwalk

The Coney Island boardwalk is fun for visitors all year long, but there’s nothing quite like Coney Island in the summer! Last week, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Brooklyn boardwalk a Scenic Landmark in recognition … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Tony Velez Photographs

The photo of the week by Tony Velez depicts Consuelo de Passos in her Brooklyn home with part of her collection of Mexican regional costumes in 1989. This photograph is part of the Hispanic Communities Documentation project, initiated by Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Flatbush + Main Episode 25: Brooklyn’s Pioneering Women Doctors

In Episode 25 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia, joined by fellow BHS historian Erin Wuebker, explore the fascinating history of gender and medicine in Brooklyn and learn about some of Brooklyn’s pioneering female physicians.

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Photo of the Week: Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden opened on May 13, 1911, over a century ago. According to their website, the Original Native Flora Garden was the first display garden at BBG which showcased native plants. Springtime is my favorite time to visit when … Continue reading

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