Tag Archives: Brooklyn Navy Yard

Photo of the Week: Telephone Booths

In the not-so-distant past, telephone booths could be seen on nearly every street in New York City. Today, there are only four remaining old-style, glass, enclosed, functioning sidewalk phone booths along West End Avenue in Manhattan. The photo of the week … Continue reading

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Women, Work, and World War II

Brooklyn Historical Society has partnered with over a dozen Brooklyn schools in the past decade to implement Cultural Afterschool Adventures (CASA) programs in partnership with NYC Council Members. In the Young Scholars program, our educators meet with a group of … Continue reading

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BHS DUMBO: Photographer Robin Michals reflects on the Brooklyn waterfront

Robin Michals is one of over two dozen photographers featured in the Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO exhibition “Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront,” on view through September 10, 2017. In this post, she reflects on what attracted her to the … Continue reading

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Teen Thursdays at BLDG 92

In 2014, NYC School’s Chancellor Carmen Farina announced a new program called Teen Thursdays, which pairs cultural institutions with middle schools to provide afterschool programming. Brooklyn Historical Society was proud to be a part of that pilot year, and to … Continue reading

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21st Century Teens at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Since 2012, Brooklyn Historical Society has partnered with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 to lead “Teen Innovators at BLDG 92”, an afterschool program serving local high school students (Check out their Tumblr of their experiences). The students … Continue reading

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