Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Photo of the Week: The Cyclone

It’s hard to believe summer is beginning to wind down—where did it go? When I look at this photograph, it speaks to my current state of wanting to get in as much summer fun as I can before fall rolls … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Baby Prince

The photo of the week depicts “Baby Prince” and an unidentified woman going on a stroll through the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn sometime around 1880. This photograph, along with many other photographs from the Adrian Vanderveer Martense collection, is particularly … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: 1977 Blackout

With recent temperatures in the nineties and a heat advisory issued last week for New York City, it’s a good time to be thankful for air conditioning and city pools. The photo of the week takes us back to the … Continue reading

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East New York Then, Now, and in the Future

BHS hosted a panel discussion entitled “A Biography of East New York” on Tuesday, July 14, about how this Brooklyn neighborhood got to where it is today and where it is headed in the future. Moderated by Jarrett Murphy, the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Historical Society’s building

The photo of the week depicts Brooklyn Historical Society (formerly the Long Island Historical Society) around 1925. The land was purchased in 1868, but the Depression of 1873 stalled building plans until 1878 when enough money was amassed for construction. … Continue reading

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