Category Archives: Hidden Collections

Photo of the Week: Paerdegaat Basin

The photo of the week depicts Paerdegaat Basin around 1910 in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn. The 1.25 mile long channel connects to Jamaica Bay in the south, and is named for the Dutch word “horse gate.” The surrounding wetland … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Ektachrome Film Returns

A few months ago, I featured a photograph taken with ektachrome film, which has been out of production since 2012. Last Thursday, Kodak announced that they are bringing back their iconic Kodak Ektachrome film later this year. They stated, “The … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Second Avenue Subway

Over the weekend, the Second Avenue Subway opened after almost a century of planning. The station extends the Q line to three new stations at 72nd, 86th, and 96th streets in Manhattan. Did you ride the new subway line over … Continue reading

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Oral histories of the West Indian Carnival Documentation Project records now open to researchers!

Brooklyn Historical Society launched The West Indian Carnival Documentation Project in 1994 to supplement existing photographs and histories of the event with personal narratives and life histories of Carnival participants. In cooperation with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy New Year

There’s something beautiful and peaceful about the beach during the winter. I love this photograph by Otto Dreschmeyer depicting a Coney Island sunset in January 1968. I hope to experience at least a few of these in person during the … Continue reading

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