Can You Guess Where These Vintage Brooklyn Heights Area Photos Were Taken?

Karl Junkersfeld’s latest short film pulls photos from Brooklyn Heights’ past and show us what those locations look like today. Before he gives you the big reveal on each, how many do you think you know?

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  • Jorale-man

    Nice video. So much has been preserved in our neighborhood but sometime I’d be curious to see a history of the buildings that didn’t make it. There was once a mansion on the corner of Henry and Joralemon that was apparently quite impressive. See: http://catalog.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/record=b11329710

    And Remsen east of Clinton must have looked quite different before St. Francis College was built on the south side. Of course, things could have been much, much worse if not for the historic district designation in 1965.

  • M on Willow

    Very nice … thanks!

  • ursulahahn

    I suggest the excellent volumes of photographs of streetscapes and buildings preserved and vanished, compiled by Brian Merlis and Lee A. Rosenzweig. I have “Brooklyn Heights & Downtown, volume I: 1860 to 1922, published in 2001 by Israelowitz Publishing in association with Brooklyn Editions. There must be a second volume covering the period after 1922. The other volume by Brian Merlis alone is titled “Brooklyn -The Way It Was,” published by Israelowitz Publishing in 2003; it covers every part of Brooklyn from Bath Beach to Williamsburg.