Tag Archives: Brooklyn Bridge

Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most iconic Brooklyn landmarks, marked its 133rd anniversary on May 24. The bridge, the first structure to physically connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, was constructed over 14 years with the labor of more than 600 … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of my favorite Brooklyn landmarks, and fortunately for me, the bridge is just a few blocks from the BHS office. Pictured above is the Brooklyn Bridge in 1894, with just a few women and one … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Documentaries

To help celebrate their one year anniversary DocumentaryStorm, a New York City-based website for documentary lovers, hand picked and organized a selection of documentaries focusing on Brooklyn and its community. BHS is proud to share this selection of documentaries with you. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Fireworks Display

This photograph is by Bernard Gotfryd, who immigrated to New York after surviving the Holocaust. His photographs became widely known while working as a staff photographer for Newsweek. The above image shows a dramatic fireworks display over the Brooklyn Bridge … Continue reading

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Racing across Brooklyn

In honor of the Brooklyn Half Marathon, we’ve uploaded a portion of a film from the BHS collections, entitled Walking Race: Heel and Toe Artists Hoof it to Coney Island. It shows a group of men race walking across the … Continue reading

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