Category Archives: Library & Archives

Photo of the Week: Coffee in Brooklyn

Artisanal coffee roasters in Brooklyn have been popping up everywhere in recent years, but it might come as a surprise that Brooklyn has a long history of coffee roasting that spans long before it was considered hip. The photo of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Glass Plate Negatives

The photo of the week is a dry plate glass negative from the William Koch glass negatives collection. This collection includes 66 photographs from about 1890 to right around 1925. William “Billy” Koch was an amateur photographer in Brooklyn and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Grand Army Plaza

New York City Department of Health estimates that over a half million New Yorkers ride bikes. Just this past week, I dusted off my old bike to join the other two-wheeled commuters. Brooklyn Historical Society employees participate in the Transportation … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Cherry Blossoms

After a long winter, it is a welcome sight to see blooms popping up all over Brooklyn. On one particularly warm day last week, I walked to Prospect Park and sat under a blooming tree and felt so grateful for … Continue reading

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Narrows Sunday School: Religious education in 19th Century Brooklyn

The following post was authored by our Spring 2015 Library and Archives processing intern Stephanie Coy. It highlights one of several collections which she has cataloged this spring. In 1988, Brooklyn Historical Society purchased a manuscript that chronicled the weekly activities … Continue reading

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