Tag Archives: Brooklyn Bridge

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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High Iron

Last December, the Landmark Preservation Commission proposed to designate a section of Downtown Brooklyn as the “Borough Hall Skyscraper District.” The buildings in the district, described here, were mostly built between 1901 and 1927, when Brooklyn was believed to have … Continue reading

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