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BK History: Downtown’s Pepper & Potter Nash Auto Dealership

Following the January 4 BHB post that a Hampton Inn is coming to 125 Flatbush Avenue Extension (near Tillary Street) in Downtown Brooklyn, we relished McBrooklyn’s take on the biz that once occupied the space: Pepper & Potter Nash car dealership. McB notes, “While we remember the old car dealership as a rundown wreck of […]

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Profile: Brooklyn Heights’ 16 Court Street @ Montague

In its continuing series of in-depth profiles of some of Brooklyn’s most historic buildings, Brownstoner explores the Montague-Court Building at 16 Court Street at the corner of Montague. Writer “Montrose Morris” shares that the 35-story Neo-Romanesque building, completed in 1927, was the second skyscraper built on Court during a period of rapid development. The commercial […]

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Take A Look At Me Then: Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Street, 1909/1940s

Above, “Bird’s Eye View Of Fulton Street,” December 1909. Below, “Fulton Street, the heart of Brooklyn’s shopping district,” 1940s.

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Photo Of The Day: Brooklyn Man ‘Stalked By Stork, I Want Work,’ 1937

Times haven’t changed but so much between 1937 and 2012. Some 75 years ago, the U.S. was enduring a marked recession that lasted 13 months and catapulted unemployment from 14.3% in 1937 to 19.0% in 1938. Thankfully, in 2012, the national unemployment rate isn’t quite as dire—but it remains stagnant for a fifth dismal year. […]

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Atlantic Tunnel’s Bob Diamond Shipping Out

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that tours of the Atlantic Avenue tunnel are done. Mcbrooklyn adds that the Atlantic Tunnel hero Bob Diamond is leaving Brooklyn, possibly because he can’t fight Borough Hall. Though he found the oldest subway tunnel in the world right underneath Atlantic Avenue, he has been unable to get the ok to […]

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