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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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Heights History: The Brooklyn Waterfront 30 Years Ago

While this photograph from the U.S. Library of Congress’ digitized collection may not be in color, who doesn’t recall the powder blue warehouses that lined the Brooklyn Heights waterfront below the Promenade? Progress on Brooklyn Bridge Park may seem sluggish, but things have certainly changed, haven’t they? (Photo: Jet Lowe, 1982)

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