Tag Archives: Coney Island

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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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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Photo of the Week: Happy Fourth of July!

We hope you had a festive and relaxing holiday weekend! Watching the annual fireworks is one of my favorite Fourth of July traditions. With that in mind, the photo of the week depicts a fireworks display at Coney Island in … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy New Year

There’s something beautiful and peaceful about the beach during the winter. I love this photograph by Otto Dreschmeyer depicting a Coney Island sunset in January 1968. I hope to experience at least a few of these in person during the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Nathan’s

Nathan’s Famous has stood at the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn for 100 years. Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker and his wife Ida Handwerker opened the hot dog stand in 1916. A New York … Continue reading

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