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Flatbush + Main Episode 13: A Year of Podcasting Brooklyn History

In Episode 13 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia celebrate the podcast’s first birthday by looking back on the year’s most memorable segments and guests. For complete show notes, go to www.brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Sewers

The photo of the week depicts a young boy standing on a dirt mound at a Flatbush sewer site, sometime around 1880. In the mid-19th century, there were no underground sewage systems in Brooklyn. The city was facing a rapidly … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Transformation & Discovery

As we should expect of our climate these days, the weather has been all over the place.  While I’m not one to complain about warm weather, sunny skies, and a gentle breeze, I have to admit I’m eager to don … Continue reading

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“Hey Down in Front”

Last week they cut the ribbon on the new arena on Flatbush and Atlantic.  Phone booths around town have been promoting today’s opening date. I have tickets for the venue’s premiere college basketball two-header, featuring the Kentucky Wildcats v. the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Flatbush Toll Booth

This photograph features a toll booth that stood on Flatbush Avenue between Fenimore Street and Winthrop Street in what is now Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Built in the 1850s by the Brooklyn, Flatbush, and Jamaica Plank Road Company, the booth was … Continue reading

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