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Photo of the Week: Shaved Ice and Summer in the City

For some people, the Fourth of July indicates the beginning of summer. For me, nothing announces the beginning of a long, sweaty summer in the city as clearly as the sudden appearance on every street corner of ice cream trucks … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Summer Camp

After spending four glorious days away from work in honor of our country’s Independence Day, I feel as though my independence has been shockingly cut off – especially by the air conditioning in the climate-controlled library, (we keep the temperature … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Summer

Back in the early twentieth century, before the heyday of air conditioning, shady trees offered a welcome respite from hot Brooklyn sidewalks. This photograph of one shady street was taken by Dr. Ralph Irving Lloyd in Park Slope circa 1910. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Beekeepers

I’m loving this new blog about raising bees in Brooklyn: BQE KEEPER And it’s really neat that City Councilmember David Yassky (D – Brooklyn Heights) is Pro-Honey: Legalized beekeeping would ‘stimulate just the kind of niche manufacturing sectors that will … Continue reading

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Surfing Oral History

Despite yesterday’s snow, soon it will be warm enough to go to the beach.  In honor of impending summer, here’s a clip from the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s oral history collections:

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