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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

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 […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, May 2, the NYFD is celebrating its 150th anniversary with open houses at firehouses throughout the city. Both of Brooklyn Heights’ firehouses are participating. Engine Company 205 and Hook and Ladder Company 118 (photo) at 74 Middagh Street (between Henry and Hicks)–former Mayor Bloomberg unsuccessfully tried to close E 205 in 2011–will be […]

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Ken Burns at Brooklyn Historical Society March 10

Ken Burns, the Oscar nominated producer and director (Baseball; The Civil War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History), who is now working on a documentary about Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, March 10, where he will discuss is work with New York Times arts writer Randy […]

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BHS Exhibit Praised on Times Opinion Page

Brooklyn native and New York Times writer Francis X. Clines, in a short essay at the bottom of today’s opinion page, observes: Just as Americans visit the Old World in search of family roots, tourists are showing up at the Brooklyn Historical Society, in hopes of tracking down their grandparents’ neighborhood ties and old houses […]

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Brooklyn Heights History: Baseball 1840-1958

As part of urban renewal, the Mechanics Bank Building on the northwest corner of Fulton and Montague Streets, which had housed the Brooklyn Dodgers’ front office, was razed in 1958. History was made in that building with the signing of Jackie Robinson by General Manager Branch Rickey in 1947. The bank itself had been absorbed […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Don’t forget Homer’s Hidden Heights Walking Tour at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, and the Theater 2020 Gala starting at 3:00 the same afternoon (you can do both!). Tomorrow (Friday, March 25), starting at 7:30 p.m., Music at First, at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark Street and Love Lane), will present singer Mellissa […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, February 25), First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (just south of Clark), will host the premiere concert in the Music at First series for 2011, featuring pianist David Friend doing a set called “Radical Keyboards”, which includes the world premiere of a work by Angélica Negrón, and singer Corey Dargel, who will […]

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