Work began this month on the last portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the space beneath the Brooklyn Bridge that has for some time been a vacant lot, occasionally used for events like Photoville (this year Photoville was presented in various locations throughout the Park). The lot was previously occupied by the City’s Purchase Building , […]
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The Brooklyn Historical Society is continuing to provide public programs on line. This coming Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. BHS will present the latest in its “Bite-Size History” programs — they supply the history; you supply the bites. This one will look at Muslim history in Brooklyn through the lens of a notable land […]
The joining of the then two cities by the Brooklyn Bridge on May 24, 1883 (this coming Monday is the Bridge’s 127th birthday) was a momentous occasion, and led to their merger into one city in 1898. Gabe Pressman, in NBC New York: Edwin Burrows, a history professor at Brooklyn College, told me: “The bridge […]
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