Tag Archives: Bensonhurst

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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Photo of the Week: Bensonhurst, 1976

    It is certainly possible to enjoy and appreciate an image without knowing its context. I enjoy the clothes and the clear camaraderie of the people in the two pictures shown above from the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service … Continue reading

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A School Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history collections contain wonderful childhood memories of street games like stoop ball and skully, and trips to Prospect Park and Coney Island. It’s amazing the details that people remember from 60 to 80 years ago, such … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: New Utrecht Dutch Reformed Church

From the desk of Cassie Mey, Project CHART intern: I am currently scanning the Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides of Brooklyn, 1890-1910. Many of the images in this collection reflect the end of an era when townships like New Utrecht, … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

We’re getting ready for the 20th anniversary screening of Jungle Fever (1991) at BAM next Tuesday 11/15 7PM. People who haven’t seen the film an awhile remember that awesome Stevie Wonder song and that it was Halle Berry’s first film … Continue reading

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