Tag Archives: Fort Greene

“We Live in Brooklyn, Baby”

Several weeks ago I attended the Roy Ayers concert at SummerStage (here’s the live performance) in Central Park. It was a gorgeous evening, with a crowd that probably represented six of the seven continents. When Ayers played Harry Whitaker‘s song, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Flatbush Avenue Extension, ca. 1925

This photograph shows bustling Flatbush Avenue Extension from an elevated rail platform at Fulton Street and Nevins Street. One can see from this photo that transportation around Brooklyn became much easier in the first quarter of the 20th century, as … Continue reading

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Memories of MetroTech

We were sad to learn that George Bugliarello, president emeritus of Polytechnic Institute of NYU, passed away last week.  BHS interviewed Dr. Bugliarello (1927-2011) in 2007 for the oral history archives.  The interview is available for listening in the Othmer … Continue reading

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Fort Greene / Clinton Hill Audio Tour

To complement the Fort Greene / Clinton Hill Neighborhood & Architectural History Guide by Francis Morrone, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents a new audio tour of Fort Greene / Clinton Hill. The tour is hosted by author, filmmaker, and longtime … Continue reading

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Park Slope Walking Tour

In 2008, BHS published the Park Slope Neighborhood & Architectural History Guide, written by Francis Morrone.  We are currently working on a neighborhood guide about Fort Greene / Clinton Hill, so, stay tuned and please be in touch if there’s … Continue reading

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