Tag Archives: Brooklyn

131 Miles and Countless Stories: Finding the Lost Histories of Brooklyn’s Waterfront

Several years ago, in the thick of research and development for a Brooklyn Historical Society project about Brooklyn’s waterfront, I found myself calling a long list of New York City government phone numbers. My goal was simple but elusive – … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Academy of Music

Today, Brooklynites know the iconic Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) building off of Flatbush Avenue in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, but it got its start just blocks away from us at BHS Pierrepont. BAM, seen here around 1895, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Snowy Brooklyn

Following the Bomb Cyclone and icy temperatures last week, Brooklyn has been looking frozen and snow-covered. The photo of the week depicts the Prospect Park Lake iced over during the winter of 1985. Here’s hoping for some warmer days ahead! … Continue reading

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Flatbush + Main Episode 21: Doing History

In Episode 21 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia dig into what we do at Brooklyn Historical Society: engaging our many visitors and constituents in the process of doing history.

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Photo of the Week: Frigid New Year

It’s cold out there! 2018 welcomed us with frigid temps and a wind chill that doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. We hope you’re staying warm out there. The photo of the week depicts a man smoking on the … Continue reading

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