Monthly Archives: June 2018

Brooklyn Historical Society Statement on Muslim Ban Ruling

As an institution dedicated to the history of Brooklyn, we are proud of the rich fabric of multicultural heritage in Brooklyn. Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the government’s Muslim ban makes it even more imperative that we affirm our … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Spencer Memorial Church

Happy Pride! New York City is celebrating LGBTQ pride this month with parades, parties, and events throughout the city. This week, we bring you a Photo of the Week focused on a Brooklyn space with a historic connection to the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Soccer in Brooklyn

This summer, soccer fans across the globe are celebrating the return of the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia. In a major upset, the United States men’s national soccer team didn’t qualify this year, but Brooklynites are fortunate to … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought Everything was Destroyed: Street Art and Brooklyn’s Waterfront

Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods have undergone many transformations throughout history. From small villages, to bustling dock-side storage centers, to massive industrial hubs, to abandoned post-industrial landscapes, to revitalized cultural centers, these many iterations gesture to the ways Brooklynites throughout the centuries … Continue reading

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Flatbush + Main Episode 26: The Police Killing of Arthur Miller Jr.

In Episode 26 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia discuss the tragic 1978 killing of Crown Heights resident Arthur Miller Jr. by police, and consider his important legacy as a community leader, activist, and businessman.

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