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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, September 27 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present Edward Ball, author of Slaves in the Family, and Karen Branan, author of The Family Tree, who will discuss “Confronting a Southern White Past”. The conversation will be moderated by Rachel L. Swarns of The New York Times. Admission is $10, or […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

In July we noted the opening of the exhibit “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie” at the

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Expand Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian and Bike Paths?

Your correspondent occasionally enjoys a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but as the narrow pedestrian and bike paths, separated only by a thick painted white line, have become increasingly crowded, enjoyment has become scarce. I’ll quickly admit this is more the fault of pedestrians than of cyclists. Walking three or even four abreast, or stopping […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

This Wednesday evening, March 2, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, along with the Brooklyn Arts Council and Interfaith Center of New York, will present “The 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day: Preserving and Demystifying Ritual and Ceremony in Brooklyn“. featuring interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana, Ghana, and India, followed by a […]

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Times Reports on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “New Vistas”

In Sunday’s New York Times Lisa W. Foderaro reported on recent developments in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including the soon-to-open outer portion of Pier 6 (photo), the Park’s southernmost pier, located near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. She interviewed Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation president Regina Myer, who said: Pier 6 is a space where people can […]

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“Whimsical” Artworks of Jeppe Hein to Adorn Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times reports that works of Danish artist Jeppe Hein will soon “run the 1.3-mile length of” Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Times story describes his works as including: Fire-engine-red benches that spike, arch and undulate. A room with walls of rising water [photo]. A labyrinth of mirrored panels. The exhibition, titled “Please Touch […]

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Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

This Thursday evening, March 5 starting at 6:30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times op-ed columnist, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, formerly with the Times where she also won a Pulitzer (she and Kristof won it jointly for their reporting on Tiananmen Square) and now with Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking […]

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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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Leonard Garment, Former Brooklyn Heights Resident, Jazz Expert, and Nixon Adviser, Dies at 89

Leonard Garment, who for some years in the 1960s and ’70s lived at 40 Willow Place, died on Saturday, July 13, at the age of 89, according to The New York Times. Garment, a Brooklyn native, became a successful Wall Street lawyer and eventually partner of future President Richard Nixon. According to reader Derek Adler, […]

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