Celebrating Willowtown

The Willowtown Fair happens this Saturday (5/15) starting at 11:30am through the afternoon.  BHB’s Karl Junkersfeld offers Part 1 of his video opus about this historic and wonderful area of Brooklyn Heights.

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  • AEB

    Beautiful work, Karl! Especially liked the vintage footage. Very resourceful of you!

  • jellen

    That was amazing! Any history on 52 & 54 State St.?

  • http://www.dishonestapparel.com Tarek

    Great work, Karl!

  • jorale-man

    Great work! I loved the use of Debussy in there throughout. Sometime it would be great to learn about the other end of Joralemon in the Heights – the former Insurance Building and some of the buildings that border with downtown.

  • http://Robert HeightsGuy

    It’s amazing how many famous artists lived in Willowtown and especially in the carriage houses along 276-284 Hicks Street. One that you forgot to mention was the famous abstract painter Esteban Vincente who lived in 280 Hicks Street between 1942 and 1946. I would imagine that carriage houses were well suited to artists because of large work spaces, high ceilings, and large skylights on the upper floor.

    Karl, I enjoyed your 2-part series about Willowtown, which is a truly special part of Brooklyn Heights.