Historian & ‘Brooklyn Heights Press’ Editor Henrik Krogius To Retire

Emmy-award winning news producer & 22-year editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press Henrik Krogius has announced his retirement, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. At the helm of the 75-year-old Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News weekly, “Krogius chronicled the neighborhood’s change from a insular, Manhattan-oriented world to its present day as part of a transformed Brownstone and Downtown Brooklyn,” the paper says, adding, “His award-winning photography, insightful editorial comment and a deep working knowledge of Brooklyn’s history made the paper a must-read for residents of the Heights.”

In a farewell editorial, Krogius shares, “My career has gone through many changes, from movie house newsreels to early-days black-and-white television to color television and satellite transmissions, and back to the traditional weekly newspaper. I’ve sometimes felt I was a living anachronism, watching obsolescence take over everything I was involved in. Perhaps it’s time for something more restful or in any case, some project not bound to the insistent wheel of progress or ‘progress.'” (Photo: CT)

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  • Jorale-man

    Congratulations to Mr. Krogius. I learned a lot from his book on the Promenade. Enjoy retirement!

  • weegee

    His photos of NYC, I think, rate right up there with Walker Evans and others who specialized in “street photography” in the classic era. A living legend!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    A true gentleman and scholar.

  • Martin L

    Henrik’s voice will be sorely missed. He has been one of the most effective champions of our beloved neighborhood. What a great chronicler of the ups, downs and near misses we have endured.
    But, hey, he’s still around and we hope that he quickly finds a regular spot to continue making his unique contributions to the well-being of the Heights.

  • Homer Fink

    He (and all Heights heroes) have a home here whenever they like! We’d welcome Henrik’s contribution.