Category Archives: Brooklyn Past & Present

Photo of the Week: Juxtaposition

At Brooklyn Historical Society, we strive to collect photographs that document a moment in the history of the borough while also conveying a particular aesthetic that appeals to our aspirations to exhibit beautiful works of art. This photograph is one … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Flatbush Avenue

This week’s photograph highlights the quotidien caught on the streets of Brooklyn. Flatbush Avenue runs from Downtown Brooklyn through several neighborhoods and over Jamaica Bay into Queens. Driving a portion of it is a tumultuous journey through cultures that demonstrate … Continue reading

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Increasing Access to Vertical Files

Over the past several months, we’ve been hard at work in the Othmer Library to improve access to our vertical files. This collection was assembled over the past century by library staff to provide quick reference on a wide variety … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: High Hopes for Snow!

I hate to be repetitive, but with this week’s forecast seems both promising and a little harrowing. We may avoid the arctic tundra that the northern Midwest will experience, but may encounter the usual “wintry mix.” As seasoned Brooklynites know, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Doing the Snow Dance!

It’s mid-January and New York City has yet to see significant snowfall. I don’t know about you, but I am eager to wake up to a delicate blanket of white throughout what feels like the urban jungle. This week’s photo … Continue reading

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