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Birthplace of Whitman’s ‘Leaves Of Grass,’ Cranberry & Fulton, 1949

This sketch of the “Birthplace of Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’” depicts the corner of Cranberry & Fulton streets (which is now along Cadman Plaza West heading to Old Fulton Street) dated September 11, 1949. It is signed by Josephine Barry. Legend has it that the red brick print shop in Brooklyn Heights where Walt […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 1) the Brooklyn Film Festival starts at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema with screenings of Brooklyn Castle (8:00 p.m., Cinema 2, sold out) and Rose (photo) (8:30 p.m., Cinema 1, tickets available through the Festival website linked above). The Festival continues through the weekend, the following week and weekend, finishing on Sunday, […]

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Open Thread: Wednesday May 30, 2012

Tomorrow, May 31, is the birthdate of Brooklyn’s hallowed poet & journalist Walt Whitman. He was born in 1819 in Long Island, but his family moved to Brooklyn when he was 4, and he spent much of his professional life in the Borough. In 1846, Whitman became editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, and contributed freelance […]

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BHS Opens Year’s Programming with Author of Literary Brooklyn Tomorrow Evening; Building Tour Saturday

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will open its 2012 series of events tomorrow evening, Wednesday, January 18, starting at 7:00, with a discussion on literature in Brooklyn, giving special emphasis to the Borough’s (then City’s) first literary great, Walt Whitman. Evan Hughes will discuss his recently published book Literary Brooklyn, […]

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Writer Ponders Walt Whitman as Social Media Pitchman

Our pals at W.W. Norton ponder what it would be like if Brooklyn Heights legend/poet/newspaper guy Walt Whitman was alive today and writing for Groupon, the social media deals thingy. For one thing, he’d WOULD SO be rockin’ that hipster haircut in the photo here and most likely ride his bike to work. And yes […]

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Mr. Junkersfeld’s Take on the Whitman Festival

Mr. J. arrived at Pier 1 for Thursday’s Whitman event before I did, and saw some of the earlier acts. Clearly underwhelmed, he went to video some skilled piano players further north on the pier.

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Whitman Celebrated in Speech and Song, but North Heights Residents Suffer

Holly Anderson recites Walt Whitman’s “A Locomotive in Winter”, accompanied by Jonathan Kane’s February, a band whose influences seem to include Steve Reich, Hüsker Dü, and Mississippi John Hurt, at last night’s Whitman festival on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association in collaboration with ISSUE Project Room. This very 21st […]

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WSJ Plugs BHA’s Pier 1 Whitman Blast

Reminder: the Brooklyn Heights Association’s celebtation of Walt Whitman, produced in collaboration with Issue Project Room, will be this Thursday evening, from 5:00 to midnight, on the harbor lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. According to today’s Wall Street Journal: So while a mobile, marathon reading of “Leaves of Grass” begins at 5 p.m. […]

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I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn

The BHA is getting psychedelic with its July 1st Walt Whitman event. The BHA is collaborating with ISSUE Project Room for a special outdoor performance, “I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn.” This free event will channel the psychedelic spirit of poet, journalist, humanist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman, set against the stunning […]

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BHA Celebrates Whitman; Calls for House History Photos, Stories

From the Brooklyn Heights Association: On Thursday, July 1, as part of our Centennial Celebration, the BHA will collaborate with ISSUE Project Room for a special outdoor performance, “I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn.” This free event will channel the psychedelic spirit of poet, journalist, humanist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman, set […]

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