Category Archives: Exhibitions

Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Storefronts

The photo of the week depicts an exterior view of La Borinquena, a family-owned grocery store located in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Known as Los Sures (Spanish for the Souths or Southside), the neighborhood’s Puerto Rican roots stretch … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought Everything was Destroyed: Street Art and Brooklyn’s Waterfront

Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods have undergone many transformations throughout history. From small villages, to bustling dock-side storage centers, to massive industrial hubs, to abandoned post-industrial landscapes, to revitalized cultural centers, these many iterations gesture to the ways Brooklynites throughout the centuries … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Jackie Robinson Exhibition

It’s your last chance to catch the exhibition Until Everyone Has It Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy, on view at our main location at 128 Pierrepont, celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson and his role integrating baseball, as well as his … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Drake Bakeries

The photo of the week depicts an interior view of Drake Bakeries factory at 77 Clinton Avenue on the border of the Clinton Hill and Fort Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn around 1940. A man is pictured pouring ingredients into an … Continue reading

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131 Miles and Countless Stories: Finding the Lost Histories of Brooklyn’s Waterfront

Several years ago, in the thick of research and development for a Brooklyn Historical Society project about Brooklyn’s waterfront, I found myself calling a long list of New York City government phone numbers. My goal was simple but elusive – … Continue reading

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