Monthly Archives: March 2012

Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Apothecary Shop

This photograph was taken by Eugene Armbruster circa 1923. Armbruster was born in Baden-Baden Germany in 1865. In 1882 he immigrated to New York City and lived in Bushwick, Brooklyn until his death in 1943. Around the time of his … Continue reading

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In Memory of Elsie Richardson

  Elsie Richardson (1922-2012) was a Brooklyn leader, community organizer, and activist who lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She was co-founder of the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council and was essential in the creation of the first nonprofit community development corporation in … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Ebbets Field Rotunda

As spring awakens, so does baseball. This photograph comes from the Harry Kalmus collection and shows the rotunda entrance of Ebbets Field, the majestic Flatbush home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It appears to be a slow business day for the … Continue reading

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Research, Writing, and Art: P.S. 312′s Fourth Graders Curate a History of Bergen Beach

Along with Educator Emily Gallagher, BHS Educator Alex Tronolone is working closely with a team of “young curators” at P.S. 312 to uncover the history of their Bergen Beach neighborhood this spring.  The work the students create will ultimately go … Continue reading

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Mapping Weeksville

Recently, BHS staff had the privilege of touring the historic Hunterfly Road Houses at the Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The houses are original structures dating from the 1840s to the 1880s, and offer an intimate look into the … Continue reading

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