Our friend Karl Junkersfeld contacted me to alert me to today’s being the 134th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. He kindly sent me the video he made seven years ago, for the 127th anniversary. Video after the jump (click on “Read full story”); enjoy!
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It’s a busy week at the Brooklyn Historical Society, with three evening events. All begin at 6:30, and admission for each is $10, or $5 for BHS members. Links to buy tickets are below. For all the talk of a “paperless society” — this blog’s beloved founder had as a slogan “On the web because […]
This Wednesday afternoon, May 17, starting at 3:30, Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West (at Clark Street) will present a screening of Shadows From My Past, a documentary film by Curt Kaufman and Gita Weinrauch Kaufman that, based on letters from 1939 through 1941, tells the story of a Jewish family in Vienna struggling […]
This past weekend your correspondent participated in two Jane’s Walks, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of New York. The walks, which are free, are funded in memory of Jane Jacobs, an urbanist who lived for many years in the West Village and who advocated a community based as opposed to a centrally planned pproach […]
On Monday evening, May 8 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “100 Clark Street: A Case Study in Navigating Building Codes, Gravity, and Landmark Preservation,” a panel discussion about the difficulties faced by owner Margaret Streicker Porres and architect (and former Brooklyn Heights Association president) Tom van den Bout (his professional partner, Brenda […]
It’s a busy week coming at the Brooklyn Historical Society. At 6:30 on Monday evening, May 1, there’s a program for two wheel enthusiasts, “Bike Month: A Conversation with Paul Steely White and Mark Gorton.” White is Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives and Gorton is founder and publisher of Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Admission is $5, […]
Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of part one of Ken Burns’s documentary, Jackie Robinson. This film focuses on Robinson’s early life, from his childhood in Georgia through his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It will be introduced by co-directors, producers, and writers Sarah Burns […]
This coming Saturday, April 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a Family Play Day where families get to try hands-on activities and games that will be featured in a new exhibition about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront. The activities will include building puzzles, making postcards, drawing murals, […]
This Thursday evening, March 16, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “The Legacy of Jane Jacobs,” a panel discussion moderated by New York Times writer Ginia Bellafante and featuring Matt Tyrnauer, director and co-producer of the documentary Citizen Jane; Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line; and Samuel Zipp, Associate professor […]
This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]
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