Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Stories of Our Brooklyn Firefighters

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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Photo of the Week: Anders Goldfarb Photographs of Coney Island

Anders Goldfarb is a Brooklyn-born documentary photographer. After receiving his MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1986, he moved to Greenpoint and turned his lens on his neighborhood. His work includes many scenes from … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Collection Storage

Brooklyn Historical Society’s collections include books, photographs, archival materials, maps, oral histories, fine art, and artifacts. Many of these materials are stored on-site, however, because of the size and needs of such a large and diverse collection, BHS has two … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Storefronts

James and Karla Murray are photographers who have spent years documenting storefronts throughout New York City. Their work is a unique and rich record of New York City infrastructure, documenting vanishing establishments and some that have stood the test of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy Summer!

We hope you’re having a fun and relaxing summer! The photo of the week is from Charles (Karl) Blieffert’s personal scrapbook, depicting some of his summer adventures in Brooklyn around 1912. The album includes 249 black-and-white photographs of Charles Blieffert’s … Continue reading

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